The eighth film in the Fast and Furious franchise, titled The Fate of the Furious had its first screening at CinemaCon and the reviews are in.
The first reactions have arrived on Twitter and it seems that the film has generally impressed critics:
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS features some great action set pieces but I think I may be too old for this franchise, which just isn't the same now
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) March 29, 2017
#fateofthefurious is exactly what you buy your ticket for. A few fun “so bad they’re good moments” and Statham has a movie-stealing scene
— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) March 29, 2017
I adored every ridiculous, silly, charming, absurd, fun second of The Fate of the Furious.
— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) March 29, 2017
The best part of #Fast8 is mosdef Jason Statham interacting with a wee babe.
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) March 29, 2017
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 29, 2017
The Fate of the Furious takes the ridiculousness of the franchise to a whole new level, yet feels very different. Should be a gigantic hit.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) March 29, 2017
tfw you realize learning you were going to see Fast 8 early was better than actually having seen it
— Bryan Bishop (@bcbishop) March 29, 2017
— Rebecca Ford (@Beccamford) March 29, 2017
Vin Diesel presented the screening but without co-star Dwayne Johnson, who has reportedly been “separated” from Diesel, following an ongoing feud.
The Fate of the Furious smashes into cinemas on April 17.