Film of the day: Fast & Furious 8

Fast & Furious 8

Buckle up for another riotously enjoyable round of high-octane ridiculousness. Straight Outta Compton’s F Gary Gray attempts to marshal the mayhem this time, hurling Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and the rest of his street-racing crew into a globe-trotting extravaganza featuring the usual onslaught of vehicular destruction, plus blackmailing super-hacker Cipher (a dreadlocked Charlize Theron) and, because why not, Dame Helen Mirren.

Everybody involved is quite clearly having an absolute blast, particularly Dwayne Johnson, as musclebound super-cop Luke Hobbs, and old Blighty’s own Jason ‘The Stath’ Statham – the latter bringing one liner-spewing, show-stealing swagger to the role of bad guy turned good guy Deckard Shaw.

Fast & Furious 8 – from Friday 16 February on Sky Cinema Premiere and Sky Cinema Premiere on demand