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F9: THE FAST SAGA
Rated: PG-13
Release Date: June 25, 2021
Director: Justin Lin
Stars: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, John Cena, Charlize Theron
Plot: Dom and company are tasked with saving the world, this time their foe is Dom's younger brother

Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee

When you have nine of anything you are bound to have a couple of great ones and a couple of stinkers. And while this film doesn't fall low enough to be in the stinker category, it is still a long way from being a great film. 

One of the things that has always been great about this franchise is that it avoids taking itself too seriously. Until now. This movie feels more like a soap opera than a FF film. It has way too many moments where the plot drags along, and way too many moments that feel like they were taken straight out of a General Hospital script. 

The other downfall of this film is the ridiculousness of the action. It's always been crazy and over the top in these films, but this one takes the ridiculousness to a whole new level that makes you want to laugh out loud and roll your eyes at the same time. For example, taking out a plane as it is trying to take off? That is ridiculous and fun, but launching a Fierro into space? That's way over the top for most people. 

This is the kind of movie that you should watch once if you are a big fan of the franchise. However, if you are just a casual observer, I would recommend skipping this one. It has a few great moments, but the overall story is pretty lame. 

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