Movie- Fast X
Release Date- 12th May (The Space Cinema Roma Moderno), 19th May (Worldwide)
Directed by Louis Leterrier
Plot– Over many missions and against impossible odds, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family have outsmarted, out-nerved, and outdriven every foe in their path. Now, they confront the most lethal opponent they’ve ever faced: A terrifying threat emerging from the shadows of the past who’s fueled by blood revenge and who is determined to shatter this family and destroy everything–and everyone–that Dom loves, forever.
Fast X Reviews a Thrilling Ride Head Towards a Lackluster Ending!
After getting much bored through F9, I managed to walk into theatres for Vin Diesel’s Fast X only to see him breaking down all expectations. Going through all the action extravaganza and a completely illogical story, I felt Vin has surely taken inspiration from Bollywood’s Salman Khan and made this family reunion no one ever demanded. At moments when Fast X mainly focuses on the action sequences and car stunts, leaving the characters and plot armor aside, I got a vibe like I was watching Race 3 of Hollywood.
Fast X, which marks the penultimate ending of the franchise, is directed by Louis Leterrier, about whom we don’t know what took him so long to shoot this dreary family drama. Dan Mazeau and Justin Lin managed the screenplay for a story by Mazeau, Lin, and ZachFas Dean.
As we saw in the Fast X trailer, the penultimate installment of Fast X features a star-studded cast who gave it their all to save the day for Fast X. I loved the comeback of the Franchise cast, though. The team was led by Vin Diesel, who was keenly interested in reprising his role as Dominic Toretto.
Other familiar faces you won’t get surprised with are Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Jordana Brewster. They all have a harder time getting enough screen presence in the movie. For once, Fast X gave importance to Michelle Rodriguez, but at the end of the day, it’s a Vin Diesel movie; you have to land in oblivion.
It’s only the new cast additions that I think added a layer to the family drama. This is Jason Momoa, who kinda outshined among all. John Cena’s Jakob Toretto is the most hilarious human in the Fast X family. Nathalie Emmanuel, Brie Larson, and Alan Ritchson also significantly contributed to the film’s overall dynamic.
The inclusion of renowned actors like Rita Moreno, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron further complements this impressive lineup.
And how can I forget the cameo of Pete Davidson, whose on-point comic timing brought moments of fun banter into the story? Undoubtedly, the cast put their best foot forward and essayed their respective roles just the way they should, but nothing as such could save the plot from drowning in the sea. Sorry but no, sorry. Fast X reviews a disappointing journey into mundanity.
Every time this overstuffed installment repeats the word ‘family’, it feels like they remind the audience it’s a BS family drama. Yeah, that’s exactly what it is. If you can keep logic aside for the film, you can easily have popcorn for those action sequences filled with VFX. As far as entertainment is concerned, I can give it a 3/5.
However, after all those irrelevancies with plot and poor storytelling, why on earth is Louis Leterrier even making another part for Fast X? Is it something they need to fill the gaps for the franchise finale installments, or do we have more surprises ahead? Come what may be the case, I hope I can see Jason Momoa’s sociopathic villain avatar again!
No matter how weak the plot was for Fast X and how the supporting cast didn’t receive much significance, Jason Momoa’s presence was enough to make Fast X a popcorn flick movie. What do you have to say, people? Did you enjoy watching Fast X in theatres? Drop your answers in the comments below and if you like Popgeek’s Fast X reviews, do subscribe to the page today.