F9

F9

There’s this whole “bigger is better” thing going around Hollywood. 

Since the Mission: Impossible movies started being batshit nuts, franchise like Fast and Furious have started thinking the winning equation for making action movies that are actually good are just continuing to go crazier and crazier. What works about the Mission: Impossible franchise is this element of double stakes. Not only are you worried for the character, but part of you somehow feels like you’re gonna see Tom Cruise literally fucking die on screen because of the practicality of the “crazy stunts.” Using more and more bad CGI that looks like my left ass cheek doesnt classify as bigger and better, it classifies as articficial and lame. 

Young Benicio del Toro, whoever the hell that guy was, looked nothing like Vin Diesel and Michael from Peaky Blinders looked nothing like young John Cana. 

The most enjoyable part was the Jurassic World: Dominion promo that played before the movie but after the IMAX logo. I watched as the entirety of my theater looked around wondering whether they were in the wrong theater or if Fast and Furious had gone so insane to where the beginning of the movie was an entire sequence of two dinosaurs fighting. By the time the promo ended and we all had realized what happened, the theater was losing its shit. One of the greatest flubs I’ve ever seen in a theater since I went to see Star Trek: Beyond and Ghostbusters (2016) started playing.