It's machismo testosterone, folks, and plenty of it. The guys don't talk, they yell or scream. They don't just hold a cell phone or flashlight, they brandish it. When a single shot would do the job, they pump bullets by the dozens. They don't just sweat, they drip. Accumulated tons of hard muscles are on display, generally behind skin tight tee-shirts - women, too.
Nothing just blows up, it has to out-do the hydrogen bomb. It sears in billowing flames, envelopes with balls of fire, enough smoke & flames to singe for miles, shoots fireworks in every direction, rips sky-high & out of sight - all with appropriate noise, of course. The din competes with Brian Tyler's thumping, virile score.
Oh, yes, I almost forgot - the plot.
On hand, mostly just getting on & off a motorcycle in a skin-tight uniform are former Miss Israel, Gal Gadot, and Spanish actress Elsa Pataky as a Brazilian cop who makes a pretty backdrop and looks pritty good in a skimpy bikini.
Let's cut to the quick. After Dom's prison break, the Family gets together in Rio (very popular place in films of late, but this time gloriously filmed from the dregs of favelas to posh city center to shots from above sugar loaf down at the bay - all thanks to DP Stephen F. Windon), where they plan one final job, breaking into the city bank where kazillion millions are stashed, courtesy of one nasty, greedy Big Boss Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). The Robin Hood act proceeds, a la "Oceans 11," the Family, now complete, heads for the most amazing semi-finale of all - so ridiculously, insanely over the top it can't be described in words, except to say that they don't rob the bank, they rob - and cart away - the entire massive vault.
Do they get away with it? There's a totally unnecessary 10-minute denouement that says it all.
Don't expect anything even approaching logic here; people live or die according to the script, and whatever the outcome, it pales after the accelerating explosive action that precedes it. A lot of money has been sunk into this spare-nothing-to-make-it-spectacular flick, and it shows in every shot. But at 130-minutes, a bit much. (Grade: B-) .