Let's hope that this isn't the "Fate of the Furious"

Book your tickets to see Fate of the Furious at Ster-Kinekor Theatres here.

I’ve got this really bad habit…okay, I’ve got quite a few bad habits, but this one comes out in a big way after watching certain movies.

If it was a martial arts film, I feel like I have kung-fu skills. If it was a romantic comedy, I feel like I’m the most charming man in the room.

The feeling is at it’s worse if the movie can make the hairs on my arm stand up with excitement or is so thriller that my breath becomes shallow and quick.

So you can imagine the danger that comes with watching a Fast and the Furious film. The movie snob in me has desperately tried not to have a good time watching most of the movies in the series, but I had and I was now looking forward to the 8th one.

Needless to say, I was worried about what state my car would be in after driving home post the movie, and just how many road laws I was going to be tempted to break.

I didn’t have to be concerned.

In all honesty, there is something…lacking…in this movie – and I’ve been racking my brain trying to think what it is.

Is it plot? Well…that can’t be it, since the previous films didn’t have much of that to begin with.

How about the action scenes? If you’ve scene the trailer you’ll know that this one is chock full of properly impressive action. I mean, they get chased by a friggin’ submarine.

What about the acting? Really? You’re asking about the acting in a Fast and the Furious movie?

That being said, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren do make some great additions to a cast that is generally lacking in award-winning acting skills.

I guess the thing is truly lacking in Fate of the Furious is soul. It might have something to do with obvious hole left behind by the passing of Paul Walker during the shooting of the last movie.

Look, to be perfectly frank, Fate of the Furious is the by the numbers Fast flick. It ticks all the boxes that a fan might want, ie. Fast cars, scantily-clad ladies, big fight scenes and car crashes. Lots of car crashes.

Also, there’s this line from The Rock (said while flexing unnecessarily):

“I’m going to beat you like a Cherokee drum”.

Hey, that’s good enough for me.

Terence Mentor is a blogger, self-proclaimed overly opinionated young old man, digital content producer, and CapeTalk weekend host.

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
5 things to add to your weekend to-do list

5 things to add to your weekend to-do list

Here are some of the events and activities happening around Cape Town this weekend!

Could you go the distance?

Could you go the distance?

Can these cyclists travel 500km in just 24 hours?

Producer Brad Raps the News

Producer Brad Raps the News

Feeling like there's too much going on? Producer Brad is here to help you out!

It's official - Daniel Craig will return as James Bond!

It's official - Daniel Craig will return as James Bond!

The Sceptre star made the announcement last night

The Blitzbokke want you to be at the Cape Town 7's!

The Blitzbokke want you to be at the Cape Town 7's!

The fastest men ever to run on a rugby field joined the team on Kfm Mornings

How to win millions as a gamer

How to win millions as a gamer

The world's best players play for prizes in the millions!

Popular articles
Estate agent Aida admits it’s the source of SA’s largest data hack ever

Estate agent Aida admits it’s the source of SA’s largest data hack ever

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stuff magazine’s Toby Shapshak.

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

Nkosinathi Nkomo came up with a system that could turn grey water into usable water amidst the Cape Town water crisis.

Meet Whitey Basson (the retail guru who turned Shoprite into a R127bn behemoth)

Meet Whitey Basson (the retail guru who turned Shoprite into a R127bn behemoth)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the former CEO of Africa’s largest retailer by far.

CT airport shooting attempted hit on gang boss allegedly linked to '28s' -expert

CT airport shooting attempted hit on gang boss allegedly linked to '28s' -expert

A policing expert explains that the airport shooting may be linked to the shooting at a Stellenbosch nightclub this past weekend.

Almost 30 million SA ID numbers compromised after site hacked

Almost 30 million SA ID numbers compromised after site hacked

Independent Marketing Consultant in the Technology Space, Andrew Fraser says this looks like a leak and not a hack.

Cape Town International Airport shooting could be gang related - ACSA

Cape Town International Airport shooting could be gang related - ACSA

The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning.