Recently I have been fortunate enough to do some work with Scenestr Magazine. This week I was lucky enough to attend the Queensland premiere of the movie The Fate of the Furious and my review of the film has gone online here http://scenestr.com.au/news/movies-and-tv/the-fate-of-the-furious-review-20170412
I appreciate people taking the time to click through on the link rather than the convenience of reading a review from here. The actioner starring Vin Diesel is a fun way to spend two hours but I’m most excited about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opening later this month although Thor: Ragnarok’s stocks have gone through the roof this week. 🙂
Produced by Eyeball Media Enterprises Scenestr. is an online national magazine with local offices around Australia. With over twenty years of publishing history they’ve excelled at moving into the digital realm but they remain at heart from the streets. They also publish Scene magazine in print every month focussed mostly on music gigs, festivals, stand-up comics, fashion and interviews with local and international bands. If you’re into music they’re a great read but they do cover all of the arts and fortunately for me I have had 3 reviews published by them for Queensland Ballet’s Raw, Logan and Hidden Figures.
23 thoughts on “THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS REVIEW ON SCENESTR”
Good review, Lloyd. Balanced, and well-considered, as always. Congratulations on getting another piece published too.
As you may recall, this is not a genre that appeals to me. I have never seen one film in this series, let alone eight.
Then again, I feel much the same about the James Bond films, so that’s just me.
Best wishes, Pete.
Which makes it all the nicer that you take the time to read such reviews and I thank you. Hope to catch up on some reading myself. Somebody has posted a Top 10 list I want to take a good look at 🙂
Always enjoy the reviews, Lloyd, even if the films are not my thing.
Looking forward to seeing this one. I’ve actually quite enjoyed most (not all) of the Furious series. Nice escapism.
Me too. I missed Tokyo Drift but all the rest are films with at least passing grades. Maybe the best years are behind them but No.8 is fun.
My favourite was Fast Five. And the first one. Just saw on IMDB than 9 is already in the pipeline…
That can change but I don’t think it will. Will be interesting to see how this feud between Diesel and The Rock plays out. They have very little screen time in this one. I enjoyed Kurt Russell in the film but would have liked to have seen him to do more along with Helen Mirren.
Ah…cool. I’m clueless as to who is in it. Can’t wait…
Fast Five and the first are the best for me too. Maybe six next.
Yep…6 wasn’t bad. Didn’t like 7 too much.
I think the way they handled Paul Walker’s death gave it something more for me. Otherwise I suspect without that 5 and 6 were better films. 8 is approachable to 7’s quality in that respect but both are still fun. Perhaps I should do a retrospective but ain’t nobody got time for that. 🙂
Enjoyed the review, Lloyd — you got me interested with the various sub-themes, and mentioning C. Theron and Helen Mirren. I also liked how you mentioned that we refer to these films as “the one with the…” because that is exactly how it goes. Congratulations on your numerous publications — and good work.
Thanks Jet, that’s very kind. It’s no Fury Road but how many of us really ever are? 🙂
There was a fight scene with Statham and a baby that they milked for all it was worth.
Good work again.
I am way beyond comic book movies at this point, but I love Taika Waititi and that trailer for Thor just looked epic.
How good was it?! 🙂
Congrats on your published reviews, Lloyd!! 🙂 Right on #writeon
Thanks Dan, I feel very lucky.
There can’t be many franchises that haven’t dipped in quality. Cool review
Thank you Alex.
I;ve bookmarked your review to read later. Congrats on having it published, that’s a wonderful achievement.
Thanks Vinnie, most kind.
I’m looking forward to reading it.