It’s been over two decades since an action movie starring Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker about a group of small-time street racers / occasional thieves took the world by storm. Fast and Furious became a bonafide franchise in the following years with no less than ten entries and a spin-off. The group of thieves turned into a “family” of international spies, the stunts got wilder with each new film, and, as of Fast 9, the sky stopped being the limit.
Now Fast X, the first film in what’s billed as the beginning of the end for the franchise, has just hit the big screens. And it’s epic.
The 10th instalment of the Fast & Furious franchise was directed by Louis Leterrier (who previously worked on Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk) and co-written by Dan Mazeau, Justin LinGary, and Scott Thompson.
Unsurprisingly, Vin Diesel reprises his role as Dom Toretto, and many members of the ensemble cast we’ve grown to love over the past decades make an appearance, including Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, John Cena, Charlize Theron, and Jason Statham. The highlight of the film is a newcomer to the Fast franchise, Jason Momoa, who plays a psychopathically unhinged villain on a revenge path to put an end to Dom and his ever-growing “family.”
Where can you watch Fast X in the UAE?
Fast X is currently playing in cinemas across the UAE, such as VOX Cinema and Reel Cinemas. It will probably be a while before the film hits streaming services and we highly recommend watching in on the big screen.
Faxt X review
- Jason Momoa’s perfect performance
- Fast-paced action sequences
- Fun to watch
- It’s hard to follow the narrative
- Won’t make sense unless you’ve seen all the other nine films.
What’s Fast X about?
Fast X starts by introducing the deranged son of Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), Dante (Momoa), who just so happened to be there when Dom and his crew caused the drug lord’s demise in Fast Five. Since then, Dante’s been planning his revenge, and it all starts with blowing up the Vatican and framing Dom and his street-racing crew for it.
Now classed as an international fugitive, Dom must protect the family, defeat Dante, clear his name, and keep his son (Leo Abelo Perry) safe. What follows is an action-filled and gravity-defying flick that features everything fans love about Fast & Furious – non-stop action sequences.
We get to watch the characters engage in an endless combination of explosive stunts across the U.S., Italy, Portugal, and even Antarctica. As a downside, the plot splits up the characters and gives them side-quests, which doesn’t work as well in a film series where the idea of chosen family has been a main theme for decades.
Dom’s wife, Letty (Rodriguez), spends most of the runtime in a highly secure prison with none other than Cypher (Theron). His brother, Jakob (Cena), is on a separate mission to protect Little B, while the rest of the team goes to London and finds themselves asking Shaw (Statham), of all people, for help. A lot is happening here, making it hard to keep track. However, this is a Fast film where little details such as plot and consistency are secondary to the franchise’s endless supply of physics-defying scenes.
Jason Momoa’s performance as Dante is insane and exhilarating. Unlike most villains featured in previous films, Dante is completely and utterly beyond redemption. He’s cartoonishly evil and takes great joy in the chaos he repeatedly unleashes. If this is truly the beginning of the end for the franchise, they couldn’t have picked a better adversary for Dom and the family.
Fast X is a lot of fun, and fans will not be disappointed. There are high-speed car-chases, hand-to-hand combat, gun fights, and fun scenes with planes, explosions, and a giant bomb on the streets of Rome. The plot might not make much sense, but that never stopped us from enjoying a good action flick.
Fast X – FAQs
Will Fast X be the last one?
Fast X ends on an epic cliffhanger, and the sequel to it is set to premiere in 2025. Originally, this film was supposed to be the first of a two-part finale to the Fast series, but Vin Diesel recently confirmed the franchise is ending with a trilogy.
Is Fast X on Netflix?
The film is currently available to watch in theatres. It will eventually come to streaming, but it’s not going to be on Netflix. Instead, it will likely stream on Prime Video.
Is Gisele alive in Fast X? (*SPOILER*)
This is The Fast and The Furious, the franchise where no one ever really dies. After Letty and Han’s miraculous revival stories, it makes sense for Giselle to make a comeback. The character played by Gal Gadot was presumed dead after she sacrificed herself way back in F9 makes an appearance at the end of Fast X when she rescues Letty and Cipher in Antarctica.