Founder of the patented Tom Reed Cinematic Enjoyment Scale: Every movie starts at five stars.
Used to be my out and out favourite - not sure it is anymore, there’s a bit more heart to be found in other instalments maybe. But I still love it. Feels the closest thing to a Mission Impossible movie outside of a Mission Impossible. And once you think that you can’t stop thinking about Ethan Hunt fighting Captain America. And boy - is that a movie I want to see.
You’ll believe a car can fly.
There’s a big part of me that wishes this was the movie we got coming out of Lockdown last year rather than Tenet. This feels like a bigger love letter to movies. It is everything this franchise should be and more. It used to be bug me that Toretto felt like a Mary-Sue. But I’m not as annoyed now. I think I finally get it. Dom Toretto isn’t a man. He’s a vibe. And in F9? He’s absolutely humming.
Congratulations everyone involved. You did it.