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It’s full throttle as ‘Fate of the Furious’ premieres in Kenya

If you are a fan of the Fast and Furious, then the testosterone and protein-shake-fueled cast of the eighth chapter is a sure bet.

Fast and Furious 8, The Fate of the Furious, is designed to appeal to their fan-base, the makers clearly have every intention of going out at full throttle.

DStv on Thursday unleashed a to-die-for experience to Kenyan fans by screening the movie during its simultaneous global movie premiere. The screening took place at IMAX, Garden City mall.

FRENZY

“The latest edition of Fast and Furious has thrown many fans into a frenzy. It is definitely exciting to be bringing you the movie just following its worldwide release,” said MultiChoice East Africa Commercial General Manager, Kenneth Oyolla.

In the new movie, The Fate of the Furious fans experience the usual supercars that can leap from skyscraper to skyscraper without as much as a graze on the bumper; a warehouse of precious metals on four wheels including the Dodge Charger driven by Van Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto, a 1966 Corvette Stingray, 4 identical Subaru BR-Zs and a nuclear submarine chasing cars across a Barents Sea ice plain.

WORLD OF CRIME

The twist in the movie is the new character, a mysterious woman played by Charlize Theron who seduces Dom (Vin Diesel) forcing the crew back to the world of crime.

The movie is the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise and stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russel, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren.

Before the premiere, DStv Premium customers were treated to an exclusive Fast and Furious M-Net Movies pop-up channel featuring the past seven high-octane movies playing back to back for nine days from April 1-9.

The screening was done by DStv in partnership with Moët & Hennessy brands, Ford – makers of the Ford Mustang and other versions of the Ford used in the Fast and Furious sequel and Engen (Kenya) also featured in the film.

COMPUTER DRIVEN

There are some stunning action scenes, including one with numerous computer hacked self-driven cars speeding through Manhattan resulting in a mega pile-up.

Plot has never been the strong suit of this franchise and once more it’s unclear what Cipher’s motivations really are. Rumour has it that this is the first in the finale trilogy.