In the spirit of Easter, I’m gonna be dropping a review of the latest movie to drop this Easter, one of my personal favorites – Fast and Furious. Here’s a review culled from
The Hindustan Times Website.. Enjoy –
It is in times like these that you mourn Han’s death extra hard. The sight of him, that stone cold stare, those smirky shrugs, thoroughly unconcerned by the unbelievable mayhem playing out around him, probably slipping single chips into his mouth… You’ll miss that here – dare I say, more than you’ll miss Brian.
Especially when demi god Vin Diesel decides to race a nuclear-armed submarine. But more on that later.
Before that, he meets a mysterious cyber terrorist called Cypher, who, and there’s no better way to put this, hacks into his brain, and forces him to turn his back on the only code he lives by – family (say it in Vin Diesel’s gravelly monotone for maximum impact).
Of course, there’s a reason why Dominic Toretto goes rogue. There always is. Because without it, we’d have no movie would we? And when that reason is revealed, by God it will put you in a strange mood.
For the longest time, the Fast and Furious series has been an exercise in testing mankind’s patience for cartoonish action – like a multi-billion-dollar lab experiment gone way out of hand. On literally any other occasion, the sight of million-dollar cars parachuting down from the sky, or chasing down a cargo plane down a 45 km runway, OR Vin Diesel soaring across the sky Superman-like, would’ve been one outlandish move too many. We were there right with them till they’d restricted themselves to dragging 3-tonne bank vaults across Rio de Janeiro, but not anymore, no.
And then, there’s the issue of the almost Inception-like levels of complexity to the chronology of the series. As we stand, this is how it goes: 1, 2 – a short film with a deceptive poster retroactively written, produced, and co-directed by our boy Vin Diesel (this is not a lie. Go look it up) – 4, 5, 6, 3, 7 and now, 8.
And as if all this – the insane timeline, the devil-may-care attitude to the action, the increasingly uncomfortable will they/won’t they dynamic playing out between The Rock and Vin Diesel – wasn’t enough, there’s also the fact that the characters’ personalities aren’t set in stone, which is so weird. Tyrese used to scowl a lot and used to punctuate his sentences with the word ‘bruh’.
He is now the comic relief, and if memory serves, has stopped saying ‘bruh’ completely. Ludacris, the man, the rapper, despite showing no signs of being adept at anything other than chilling on lounge chairs in his first appearance, was made a ‘computers expert’ in the later movies.
Oh, and also, they brought Letty back from the dead, which, in hindsight, too a shocking plot development to simply shrug off like we all did.
But I digress. Let’s come back to the point. Vin Diesel was racing a nuclear-armed submarine. And we were missing Han’s classic reaction shot, that wry smile on his face, and a bag of chips in his hands.
Fast and Furious 8, or The Fate of the Furious if we were to call it by its more inventive title, is not as deliriously over-the-top as 5, it isn’t as emotional as 7, and it isn’t as all around awesome as Tokyo Drift (which is, unconventionally, my favourite of the bunch). But none of this matters. It is, however, the strangest, darkest, and the most deviant film in the series.
But even if we were to put all the eccentricities of the plot aside for a moment, because being a fan of this franchise, someone who has been there right from the beginning, I realise that what really draws us to these movies is the action. It used to be the characters too, once upon a time, but now, sadly, it’s just the action. But director F Gary Gray, who has made some fantastic films in the past (The Italian Job, Straight Outta Compton to name a couple), seems to be too bogged down by the behemoth this series has become. His action set-pieces (that tundra-set show stopper included) don’t hold a candle to anything Justin Lin did in his four movies. Or even James Wan in Furious 7.
There’s no authorship to this film. It could have been directed by any of the series’ previous filmmakers and no one would have noticed.
For a franchise whose sole purpose of being hinges on the age old mantra ‘go big or go home’, Fast and Furious 8 sure does follow the rulebook. But sadly, the fatigue is setting in. A couple of films ago – even three films ago – you’d never have believed it.
The series had just witnessed a comeback unlike any other. In that moment, to quote a teen novel of all things, we were all infinite. Dom was in love. The Rock was breaking concrete by stomping on it real hard. Tyrese was yelling. Women were being objectified…
But now, after we’ve seen parachuting cars and flying Vin Diesels, what’s a nuclear missile here and there?
Top 8 Movies That Will Make Your Independence Day Awesome
Nevertheless let me get down to the list of movies I selected for you today with the download links
So just sit-back , get a bowl of popcorn, a can of soda and enjoy the movies.
Today I’ll be giving you a mix of horror, action and a little bit of romance for the hopeless romantics out there. I’ve watched all of these movies so believe me when I say they will make your weekend and I’m not dropping spoilers sorry
1. Mission Impossible 4 Fallout
Tom Cruise will definitely get you off your seat. I definitely found out why this movie shut down theaters and the box office reviews were something else. Tom is trapped in a world where any wrong decision could bring down the whole mission. Is it truly an impossible mission or would you rather say Mission Impossible
2. Game Over Man
I can watch this movie 5 times and not get tired of it. Game Over Man is actually a Netflix Movie about 3 Waiters who happen to be attendants in a hotel where hostages have been taken. The 3 waiters are now stuck with a decision of being captured or fighting to defend themselves.
3. Laid In America
Two British Teenagers are worried on their last day of high school, there’s a big problem they have – “They haven’t been laid yet” and they know they risk being laughed at if they don’t do it before they get back to the U.K. They plan on getting de-virginized before leaving but it doesn’t go too well at first as they end up getting kidnapped initially.
4. Sky Scraper
The Rock (Dwayne Johnson), is an ex military officer who becomes a security agent for a company with the tallest building in the world. In this blockbuster movie, his family is stuck in the tallest building while it burns in flames. Dwayne must save his family or watch them burn.
5. Final Score
A Military officer comes back to visit his dead brother’s family. He takes his niece to a football game and the stadium has just been rigged with bombs by the Russians. Will he save his niece on time and also save the remaining people in the stadium.
6. The Wedding Ringer
Socially awkward Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is two weeks from marrying the girl (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) of his dreams, but he has a problem: He doesn’t have any groomsmen for the occasion. Desperate and running out of time, Doug calls upon Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and operator of Best Man Inc., a company that provides attendants for friendless grooms. As Doug tries to pull off the con, a bromance unexpectedly blossoms between Jimmy and himself.
7. Truth Or Dare
Olivia, Lucas and a group of their college friends travel to Mexico for one last getaway before graduation. While there, a stranger convinces one of the students to play a seemingly harmless game of truth or dare with the others. Once the game starts, it awakens something evil — a demon which forces the friends to share dark secrets and confront their deepest fears. The rules are simple but wicked — tell the truth or die, do the dare or die, and if you stop playing, you die.
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TGIF : These 13 Movie Series Based On Hacking And Technology Will Spice Up Your Weekend
This TV series displays the tech and hacking with a bit of comic touch. The series shows the competition between techies in the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley. What’s more interesting is the people who are more qualified are least successful whereas underdogs are making it big. This show is running successfully for three years now.
#3 The IT Crowd
The IT Crowd is very popular series and was running successfully for eight years from 2006 to 2013. unlike Mr.Robot it has its moments of hacks. The series shows the comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation.
#4 Person Of Interest
It is one of the best TV series made till now. You will get to see humor, twists, and lots of other things. In this show an intelligent programmer built an AI (Artificial intelligence) that helps to stop the crimes in the city. The show will definitely give you chills.
#6 Halt and Catch Fire
Set in the 1980s, this series dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional partnership will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas’ Silicon Prairie.
#7 CSI: Cyber
Special Agent Avery Ryan works to solve crimes as a CyberPsychologist for the FBI. The series has some plots and twists in which the main character tries to map the brain of hackers and cybercriminals.
An eccentric genius forms an international network of super-geniuses to act as the last line of defense against the complicated threats of the modern world.
This TV series is realistic in this series a bunch of geeks comes up with a social networking app to find people you should know. The TV show displays the challenging life of silicon valley because there’s lots of competition.
#11 Black Mirror
This is an American crime film directed by Lain Sofley. The movie follows a group of high school hackers and their involvement in a corporate extortion conspiracy. Basically, this movie is all about hackers who are blamed for making a virus that will capsize 5 oil tankers.
#13 Who Am I