Overcoming the tragic loss of costar Paul Walker midway through production, Furious 7 exceeded expectations, proving to be a popular smash worldwide. Even adjusting for ticket price inflation, it earned more money than any of the previous six installments.
Critics have not always been on-board with the series; the first four installments scored progressively lower in their eyes. But things turned around with the madcap Fast Five and both Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7 soared upwards.
What about The Fate of the Furious? Chris Morgan, who has written all the movies since the third installment, has returned, this time fashioning a story that follows a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) who seduces Dom (Vin Diesel) into a world of terrorism, betraying those who are closest to…