I got to see F9 a few days early thanks to Universal with Erick and you would think the Fast & Furious franchise would've run out of Nos by now, but I'm happy to say there's still plenty of miles to go in this franchise!
Not only do we get John Cena entering the franchise, but we get a ton of returning characters and even have Justin Lin returning to direct the franchise after sitting out for a few movies.
Here are some of my initial, SPOILER-FREE, thoughts on the film and what stood out to me:
- If you suspend disbelief at the beginning of the film you're going to have a way better time with the film. It's a popcorn film so relax and enjoy it!
- There are a TON of easter eggs and mentions throughout the film that if you know your Fast & Furious history you'll be able to spot.
- We still have TWO more mainline movies before the saga ends and I'm excited to see where it goes next!
- There are a good number of flashbacks to show young Dom and young Jacob (John Cena's character) and it's really dope that they filmed these scenes how they would've 20 years ago.
Watch my full review for F9 below:
I'm giving F9 7.9 out of 10 "quarter miles at a time," which we all know Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto lives his life by! F9 will be in theaters starting on June 25th!
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures