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Fast X Review: The Best Fast Film In Years

Fast X is easily the best Fast franchise film in years. This is Fast’s Avengers: Infinity War, plus Jason Momoa is living his best life.

Vin Diesel is Dom in FAST X

Vin Diesel is Dom in FAST X, directed by Louis Leterrier

Fast X is the best film of the franchise in years, and it isn’t even close. Fast Five remains at the top of the list, but this one is a close second. The end of the franchise is near, we have been told this by Vin Diesel, so of course they decided to go big and bold, while also returning to the streets in Fast X. With Jason Momoa giving it his all as the villain, fan favorites returning to the screen, and a cliffhanger that will have your jaw on the floor, this one is a must see in theaters.

I need to preface this review by saying that I saw Fast X in 4DX. Honestly, I am not sure if I would have enjoyed this film as much in a different format. With the 4DX motion and effects, I felt like I was a part of the family, right there in the driver’s seat alongside everyone as they raced through the streets of Rome and Rio de Janeiro. The whole experience felt like a two and a half hour theme park ride. It thrust me right in the middle of the action allowing me to become a part of the movie.

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Fast X Explosion

Fast X Stunts Are Pure Insanity

The Fast franchise has always been known for pushing the envelope, so it should come as no surprise that it continues to do so in the latest installment. The races, the chases, the stunts, and the explosions… oh, the explosions… are massive in this film. 

The longer the movie goes on, the crazier the stunts get. Last time they went to the moon. You might think there is no topping that, but just you wait. Fsat X has some truly incredible action sequences that will have you on the edge of your seat, eyes glued to the screen, soaking it all in. It gets wild. It is pure insanity. And it is completely exhilarating. 

Fast X Jason Momoa best villain

Jason Momoa is Dante in FAST X, directed by Louis Leterrier

Jason Momoa Makes The Movie

Jason Momoa plays the villain of the movie, Dante, and this movie simply would not have worked without him. He is the star of the show, here. He soaks in every single scene that he is in, not just with his mannerisms but by his sheer presence. This man is having the absolute time of his life in this role, which is something the fans will appreciate. 

Dante has a screw or two loose, which is what makes him such an entertaining villain. You literally never know what he is going to say or do next. 

Is Dante’s dialogue cheesy and over the top? Of course it is. But would you expect anything else from a Fast franchise villain? These movie have always been on the silly side. At this point it feels as if they are just embracing it. 

Fast X Stunts

It’s Fast’s Avengers: Infinity War

There are shocking surprises, exciting cameos, and a massive cliffhanger that will leave fans begging to see what happens next. Sounds a lot like Avengers: Infinity War, doesn’t it? With the franchise coming to an end, they really wanted to go out with a bang, and they are well on their way to accomplishing that.

Fast X raises the stakes. It is intense and suspenseful at times, even through all the silliness that is going on. There are a few moments that are meant to be emotional, but they don’t fully get there. No tears were shed, but the impact was felt.

Fast X movie review

Overall Thoughts

Is Fast X perfect? Absolutely not. It is cheesy and silly, but that is how this franchise has always been. Most the plot points in this movie are predictable, but that doesn’t make them any less entertaining. Finally, we are returning back to the streets, for the most part anyways, and what makes the Fast franchise so much fun. 

If it wasn’t for Jason Momoa, this movie would have been a lot less entertaining. He is giving his all in this performance and might even make you root for the villain. I honestly cannot see how this movie would have worked without him. No one else could pull of that villain in the way that he does. 

Fast X is absolutely bonkers from start to finish. If you are looking for a movie that is pure entertainment and fun, this one is for you. Don’t go into this one expecting a detailed plot that will change your life, just ask for a good time at the movies.

With the franchise coming to an end in the near(ish) future, Vin Diesel and crew were sure to leave us on a cliffhanger that will have us begging for more.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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Fast X Movie Poster

About Fast X

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 races into theaters on May 19th!

HCA Gradebook: “Fast X” – Hollywood Critics Association

Sunday 21st of May 2023

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