"The Fate of the Furious," the eighth installment in the "Fast & Furious" franchise steals hearts with its thundering action. The mind-blowing car chases and blowups are in sync with the flavor of the franchise and fans would not be disappointed as they would get their fair share of adrenalin rush. The cast does a satisfactory job and overall the movie comes across as a fun action drama.

"The Fate of the Furious" is the first movie in the "Fast and Furious" franchise that does not have fans' favorite Paul Walker in the cast but it manages to impress viewers with some badass action and thrilling muscle-flexing drama. According to People, the movie impresses with spectacular car chase runs and begins with one such amazing sequence that sees Vin Diesel's car transforming into a blazing asteroid that later plunges into the water, glowing and sizzling.

"The Fate of the Furious" has a colorful and appealing start and revolves around the story of Vin Diesel aka Dom Toretto being forced by Cypher (Charlize Theron) to steal a nuclear football, a nuclear submarine and mutual weapons of destruction. The former does all this reluctantly and is assisted by his gang who give fine performances in their respective roles. However, Tyrese Gibson gets the cake as his Roman is the funniest. Helen Mirren as Magdalene is also admirable and as far as Theron goes, she has done a fine job as the villain.

Theron underplays her character Cypher in "The Fate of the Furious" but looks pretty convincing as the bully. Only if she had gotten some better dialogues, she would have nailed it. Also, F. Gary Gary could have done without some of the scenes that have been filmed at an anonymous location.

Nevertheless, "The Fate of the Furious" is all those things that action movie fans expect from a popular franchise and if one does not mind some superfluous explosion, the movie makes for a fine treat this weekend.

"The Fate of the Furious" arrives in theatres in the U.S. on April 14.