Fast & Furious has reached its 8th movie, and with every film, the franchise has tried something new and interesting to hold the interest of the audience. Directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan the film was first announced in March 2015. Now as this time the pressure of making the film engrossing for the audience was a bit difficult, as the absence of Paul Walker was deeply felt, the makers had to go beyond ‘just’ a stylized action flick. This time the plot is more twisted, and the characters are shown in different shades. As per the speculation goes, it gives a hint that Fast & Furious 8 will be the end of Dom-Letty love story. Since the first series, the couple was there for each other in their every thick and thin, though their relation has gone through difficulties.
But the fact is that Fast & Furious series is not about Dom and Letty. It is about a team, their problems and the process of overcoming it while keeping the friendship intact. The makers are trying to give the plot a new twist, and there is a possibility that at the end of the Fast & Furious 8, the couple may part.
Diesel stated “With Furious 7, our focus was to not only make the best film in the saga but to honor what it has represented for almost two decades. The key to this next chapter is to challenge those core themes that have endured, and to do it in a way that is compelling but still entertaining.”
In the upcoming movie too, the director F. Gary Gray has tried something different. He said “Dom Toretto is always about family, and with this storyline, it’s the absolute opposite of what you expect,”
Michelle Rodriguez’s character Letty has always been the lifeline of the series, and For Fast & Furious fans it always starts and ends with the Dom-Letty love story. Straight-shooting Letty Ortiz is the highlight of the film, though the couple’s relationship has always been portrayed as grounded and real as possible, to give it the subtlety. The girl is shown as a strong enough, but “A woman’s most powerful gift is love,” and there lies the strength of the character. While she was supposed to be dead in the fourth installment of the franchise, her absence was deeply felt and in the fifth came the slightest possible that she is somewhere and not dead and tin the next series she was there in her full glory.
So the fans may ask is it necessary to show her dethatched from her love and family? The answer is, ‘Maybe’. Because, The Fast and Furious is all about cumulative struggle and win and not a story of one or two. So this time too, the director makes it sure that the focus don’t go on any individual and the plot revolves with its own essence.