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this was so out of ...logic (?) and boring, just too much even for this franchise
They've tried to push the action but it does get rather silly.
Even for a fast movie, John Cena just isn't a good enough actor and it's a bizarre storyline to have Dom have a brother as we all know he'd never fall out with family.
Should have just had one of the other characters have the sibling issue.
Even for a franchise where you normally just switch off and enjoy, the plot needed to be stronger.
If F9 (The Secret Origin of Dom Toretto) frustrates through the first couple acts is that its forgets the franchise thrives on whack driving action. There's way too much exposition and plot in this chapter of the "Saga". I appreciate the flashbacks to Dom's youth to set up an unknown brother played by John Cena, but when they also have to introduce a MacGuffin, explain why Han is back from the dead, and indulge an obsession with establishing the unfairly unloved Tokyo Drift into the core story (gotta admit, I didn't readily recognize F3's cast), it's a lot of downtime between car brawls. And since plot logic and dialog are NOT among the franchise's strengths, it's a bit heavy-going. That said, the third act is so insane, you walk out of the theater with the kind of buzz that makes you want to tear out of the parking lot like a bat out of hell. First, it fulfills a dream of mine, something I've been calling for the last couple entries, and it does it in the silliest possible way. Second, that last sequence with the magnet cars is total superhero action and I am there for it.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!