After slowly receiving more mixed reviews, the critical approval rating for F9: The Quick Saga on Rotten Tomatoes it drops to a “Rotten” rating. The last chapter of the Fast and Furious The series saw director Justin Lin return to the fold and bring Sung Kang’s Han Lue with him after he was believed to have been killed by Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw in Fast & Furious 6 / Tokyo Drift. The film also saw John Cena as the estranged brother of Dominic Toretto, master thief, and murderer Jakob.
Han de Kang isn’t the only character to return to the fold, as the story sees Dom and his team forced to confront Charlize Theron’s cyberterrorist Cipher after the events of The fate of the furious. It finally hit theaters in the US Last weekend after multiple COVID-19-related delays, the film certainly helped reignite the box office, grossing an estimated $ 70 million, the longest weekend premiere. ticket office since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in December 2019. Unfortunately, while the dollar signs are echoing in producers’ heads, critics are not singing the same level of praise.
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With early reactions biased very positively for the film, its previous overseas debut had a more mixed reception from critics. Despite initially opening with a 67% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, those who hit national theaters over the weekend have shared their thoughts and F9 It is now officially at a 59% “rotten” rating on the review aggregate. Read the critical consensus below:
“F9 It makes the franchise rush past the top than ever before, but director Justin Lin’s knack for wacky scenes keeps the action flying. “
Since its debut in 2001, the Fast and Furious The franchise has never been one that aims for critical heights, instead choosing to deliver consistently thrilling, large-scale action sequences. That said, after its first four ill-received outings, the series began to turn things around with Fast five, earning its first “Certified Fresh” rating of 77%. This positive tidal change continued as Fast and Furious 6 got a 70% “Fresh” rating, Furious 7 82% “certified fresh”, and both Destination Y Hobbs and Shaw landing “Fresh” 67% of ratings.
The writing certainly seemed on the wall starting with Destination, that he couldn’t get anywhere near the emotional, high-octane journey that was James Wan’s journey. Furious 7. That said, the eighth installment was still able to keep things from feeling just the right amount of ridiculous while delivering the soapy melodrama fans have come to expect from the franchise, bringing the lowest reviews of F9: The Quick Saga a bit disappointing for some. With only two major installments remaining in the series, one can only hope that the creative powers will learn from the mistakes of the latest films and find a way to deliver better ending chapters in the franchise.
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