Our Box Office Mom Jackie Solberg reviews The Fate of the Furious.

Life is good for the fast and furious team. Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) are finally married and enjoying their honeymoon in Cuba, and the rest of the crew are living a relaxing and somewhat normal life.

However things get complicated when Dom is approached by a cyberterrorist woman named Cipher (Charlize Theron). Cipher forces Dom to betray his wife and friends. Now the gang must unite once again to save their beloved friend and family.

The Fate of the Furious is the eighth film in the Fast and Furious series.

Rating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: April 14, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: None
Will Kids Like It? Yes

Talking Points:

Sexual Content: Moderate

  • The opening scene shows beautiful women wearing revealing attire. The camera zooms in on their bodies.
  • We see a couple in bed together kissing.
  • The female villain passionately kisses a man in front of his wife.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive

  • There is action and adventure throughout the film, just like the previous seven movies.
  • There are car crashes, destruction and explosions.
  • Character’s break out of prison; they fight and kill other prisoners.
  • The villain threatens to hold the world hostage using nuclear weapons.
  • We see gun fights and brutal fist fights.
  • Cipher orders a woman to be executed while she holds her baby.
  • We see arms, legs and necks snapped.
  • Numerous characters die and we see blood splattered on the wall.

Crude or Profane Language: Excessive

  • We hear the f-word once. We also hear “h—,” “a–,” “b–ch,” “b-tard” and “d–n.

Drug and Alcohol Content: None

Will Kids Like It? Yes

  • I interviewed three teenage boys that loved it. They liked the action, similar to the other films.

Overall this is an action packed film. Parents need to be aware of the excessive violence throughout film.

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