ATTENTION: This review will contain spoilers!
Now, disclaimer or if the way. I had been looking forward to this movie since the Superbowl! I would have conversations about this with my niece and nephew offering speculations. For me, this movie didn’t disappoint. I even watched it again to make sure. I was just as entertained.
One of the biggest questions most fans had was, how do you really explain Hahn and the brother nobody knew existed. Both of these were explained very well. Yea, I’m sure if I look deep enough I’ll find some holes in the story. With me, it’s not that serious. It didn’t take away from the movie, in my opinion anyway.
It was good to see our friends Twinkie and Sean from Tokyo Drift too. They didn’t have a lot of screen time, but very timely appearances. I love one Brian refreshes references that keeps him alive in the movies. They really did bring in a lot of people, some we haven’t seen in a while.
The action was flawless I thought. Originally I wasn’t sure what new stuff they could show us in this ninth installment. Yet, those magnets were amazing!!!! Kind of gave me flashbacks to Fast 5.
This was a decent introduction of John Cenea to the Fast and Furious family. I’m not a huge fan of his acting skills just yet. I do think he wasn’t bad and has huge potential for acting. I’m looking forward to seeing him grow.
On the flip side I was underwhelmed by Cardi B’s performance. Again, not awful, just very forgettable. I really did forget she was there until I watched it again.
I was disappointed to not see The Rock. Yes, I already knew he wasn’t going to be in it. Still I would have loved to see Hobbs and Jackob interact. His beef became our disappointment. At least my disappointment.
Overall I give this movie a high ranking. On my personal movie rating scale, this one you can still price to see at the movie theater or get the theater at home version. Dang Covid missing up my scale! This movie was able to keep my attention, not just the first time, but the second time as well. A must see!
OVERALL RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐