In The Fate of the Furious, Dominic Toretto races a heat-seeking missile.
Here’s a fun experiment, right before you see The Fate of the Furious in theaters (who are you kidding, of course you’re going) watch the original The Fast and the Furious, ostensibly a movie just about car racing and stolen DVD players, then think about that while Dom (Vin Diesel) is racing a heat-seeking missile. Like, how did it escalate to this? What has to happen in someone’s life to go from a person who races cars and steals DVD players to a person who has to fight a submarine with a fast car? Oh, yes, the gang also fights a submarine in The Fate of the Furious. This movie is insane. I can’t help but love these movies.
I’m definitely one of these people who has great appreciation for the more recent chapters of the Fast and Furious saga, as opposed to the movies that were about car racing. Now they are a globetrotting espionage super team. (I’m now convinced that every movie franchise, once it hits its fourth or fifth movie, should just convert into a knowingly wink-wink* movie about all its characters becoming some sort of secret espionage team. By Pitch Perfect 4, this is what the characters in that movie should be doing.)
[*I’m fairly sure they never told Vin Diesel the movies were “knowingly wink-wink” now.]