'Fate of the Furious' on track for biggest global opening ever

Charlize Theron entered the Fast and Furious saga this year as the awful Cipher. Movies that look like they had tiny declines yesterday are inflated because some people had the day off.

After the movie, I walked out of the theater smiling, but sometimes I was smiling about how awesome some of the action was and sometimes I was making fun of how ridiculous other parts were.

She appeared on The Ellen Show Wednesday, noting she was confused by Diesel's remarks describing the kiss as the "biggest moment in trailer history".

They are films that nearly provocatively defy logical scrutiny, but that doesn't mean they're absolved entirely from making dumb mistakes or baffling the life out of everyone.

In April 2015, Furious 7 - the final film in the series to star Paul Walker, who died in a tragic vehicle crash in November 2013 - debuted to a record-shattering $147 million domestically after earning $15.8 million in Thursday previews.

The Fate of the Furious is rated PG. If you're looking for a compelling story with quality writing, keep looking.

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As our own Mike Sheridan said in this week's episode of the entertainment.ie Movie Podcast, it's nearly impossible to envision another actor in the role of Dominic Toretto for the Fast and Furious franchise. The only two of note are one in which Cipher hacks into hundreds of cars' computers to turn a downtown chase into utter chaos, and the final sequence in which, somehow, a tank and a submarine come into play. They push the laws of physics with their cars (and tanks) and violate character logics when they feel like it. If you bought your ticket advance, however, take solace in knowing that you'll get your money's worth. A 2.3 multiplier would give Fate of the Furious a three-day weekend total of $105 million, which is obviously plenty great.

Just to grease the wheels a little bit until you see the movie. I'm in the latter camp.

We're not talking about Vin Diesel, we're talking about the real reason 8 of these movies exist - the cars - or in this case, a tank. The crew tosses around the phrase every few seconds.

It's one of the single most enjoyable scenes of the entire movie. There's something where you can kind of see yourself in this villain that makes it more disturbing and, at the same time, more interesting. Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese GIbson, the film picks up where the last one left off, but if you missed the previous film or need a refresher, we've got you covered.


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