Director: F. Gary Grey
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Rated: PG-13 (For prolonged sequences of violence and destruction, suggestive content, and language)
In “The Fate of the Furious” Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) is enjoying his honeymoon with new wife Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), when he is approached by a woman named Cipher (Charlize Theron), a computer hacker who wants Dom’s help for something very important, and appears to have the dirt on him to make him betray his values. He does turn on his ‘family’ and helps the evil woman, which gives the movie plenty of time to hammer in the fact that the bond of family is the strongest bond there is. Yep, they do this so much that it makes some of the Disney movies seem tame in comparison. The message is also heightened because with Dom’s betrayals, that means friends become enemies, enemies become friends, and…it all sort of works out in the end. At one point, none of Dom’s friends can figure out why he has turned on them, and consider calling his best friend Brian to ask his advice. Brian, you may recall, was played by Paul Walker.
Parents, there is the usual amount of high octane car action and girls dressed to be pleasing on the eyes. Minor language as well. Recommended for ages 13 and up.