The Fast and Furious 8 will reportedly run for 2 hours and 40 minutes, or 160 minutes. That’s going to be one of the longest films ever, and the longest in the franchise’s history. Are you ready to watch that many minutes of high-speed car chasing?
Furious 7, which came out in 2015, clocked in at 2 hours and 17 minutes. Currently, it’s the longest movie in the franchise’s decades-old history. In reference, Martin Scorcese’s religious drama Silence is 161 minutes long, making The Fate of the Furious just a minute shorter.
Is Fast And Furious 8 Too Long?
In recent memory, one of the longest movies is the theatrical version of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. This has a longer-than-average running time of 151 minutes. But if you think that is long, can you imagine sitting in front of the screen for a good 160 minutes for Fast and Furious 8?
Granted that The Fate of the Furious will likely be more exciting than Batman V Superman, but isn’t almost three hours too long? The 2 hours and 17 minutes we clocked in for Furious 7 is doable enough. Add another 23 minutes to that and we’re bound to require at least one bathroom break.
There are a couple of issues here for Universal. Considering that it will take the movie three hours for a complete cycle, that means less show times in cinemas. That could significantly affect the movie earnings at the box office. Or is Universal that confident that The Fate of the Furious will do well?
To date, the franchise earned a grand total of $3.89 billion. The studio, for sure, wants to squeeze in every dime from Dom (Vin Diesel) and his “family.” The fact that this would be the first Furious movie without the late Paul Walker will add to the branding.
The studio house should probably consider having an intermission for the movie, right?
Fate Of The Furious Will Premiere Soon
The whole cast of the Furious franchise, except for Walker, of course, will return on April 14. Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell will reprise their roles. The newcomers include Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood, and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren.
The Fate and Furious 8 will be directed by F. Gary Gray, whose recent accomplishment was Straight Outta Compton. If you’re planning to catch the movie, prepare for a long and exhilarating ride.
Fast & Furious 8 memang boom 💥
Coming soon this April guys. pic.twitter.com/XewsyvxORY
— dinz (@dinsahran) February 13, 2017