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When “The Fast And The Furious” came out in 2000 I found myself mildly amused at Rob Cohen’s somewhat clunky automotive version of “Point Break.” The movie made Vin Diesel a star and served as the beginning of one of Hollywood’s move lucrative movie franchises. The two films that followed did not feature Diesel (aside from a brief cameo at the end of “Tokyo Drift”) and the law of diminishing box office returns seemed to indicate the end of the series after just three films. But then a funny thing happened. . .director Justine Lin (who helmed “Tokyo Drift”) got together with the original cast of the first film and, along with screenwriter Chris Morgan, reinvented the franchise by focusing on the outlandish heist aspects of the story, turning the films into “Ocean’s 11” on steroids. The result has been an ever-escalating series of crazy action packed films that get bigger and bolder with each entry. “Fate Of The Furious,” the eighth film in the series, continues this trend and that’s a good thing. Continue reading