The movie’s finally coming out after a year’s delay! The first reactions for F9 (or Fast & Furious 9) are in and they are not terrible.
F9 was supposed to come out last year, but then COVID-19 happened and Universal Pictures opted to push the movie more than a year back.
It’s finally about to be released to the general public, and the early reactions to F9 are in.
A bunch of very lucky journalists in the US got to see the movie early.
They were then allowed to post their early reactions to the film on Twitter.
The majority of these early reactions are pretty positive.
They call the film “bombastic”, “fun”, “TONS OF FUN”, “ridiculous”…
These are all words I like to associate with my Fast And Furious movies.
F9’s first reactions are pretty positive
#F9 is grandiose fun. Bombastic, brazen, bold. Supercharged stunts & ambitious action set pieces mix with combustible soap opera dramatics. It’s a cacophony car-crunching mayhem. Vin Diesel & John Cena are terrific. Tyrese is the stealth MVP. Plenty of gas left in the tank. pic.twitter.com/oi1gygUtQz
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) May 18, 2021
I've seen #F9 and can say it's a TON OF FUN!! The action feels fresh & innovative, if not necessarily bigger. It weaves in John Cena's Jakob in a smart way that builds on the theme of family, giving it some real heart. This is ultimate Fast & Furious.
also HAN IS STILL GREAT!!! pic.twitter.com/SfLCBKsypR
— molly freeman (@mollyrockit) May 18, 2021
F9 is ~by far~ the biggest & most ridiculous Fast & Furious yet.
miles from the precision of Fast Five or the fun of Tokyo Drift, but with Justin Lin at the helm it feels like things are finally moving in the right direction. #JusticeForHan
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) May 18, 2021
#F9 had me smiling like a straight man at a sportball gathering.
It's all wink wink, nudge nudge, vroom vroom and I loved. The over-the-top set pieces you want + some old-school F1-2 vibes.
— Joel Meares (@joelmeares) May 18, 2021
My F9 reaction: The Fast movies 4-8 work well because they embrace the ridiculousness. But at some point it's way too much. The couple of moments to of laughs and charm are totally overwhelmed by the eye rolling nonsense. It's the worst FF movie to date.
— Giovanni Campea (@johncampea) May 18, 2021
It does sound to me like the movie will be a very good time in the theaters.
This is exactly what we need right now, and I for one cannot wait to see Vin Diesel and John Cena on-screen together.
Adding Cena into the mix is another bit of brilliant casting for the franchise.
And then there’s the whole #JusticeForHan thing.
It was revealed in the film’s trailers that Han will be back.
I hope they do the character justice!
There was one negative early reaction, from none other than John Campea.
He called F9, “The worst FF movie to date”.
I doubt they’ll be putting that on the poster.
What do you make of this news?
Are you still pumped to fee F9 in cinemas, when it’s finally released?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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