The “Family” is back for another high-speed adventure in Fast X. Directed by Louis Leterrier, this installment brings audiences the first part of the final Fast and Furious film.
The film follows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) enjoying time with his wife Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and son Little Brian (Leo Abelo Perry). That eventually gets interrupted when a bleeding out Cipher (Charlize Theron) shows up at his doorstep to warn him about a man seeking revenge on him. That man is Dante Reyes (Jason Momoa) who is the son of Hernan Reyes. Hernan was killed in Fast Five after Dom and Brian stole his money. His father’s death leads Dante to try and ruin Dom’s family setting them up in Rome during a heist and forcing them to go into hiding. Once that happens, it goes downhill from there for Dom and his family.
This was one wild ride and not in a good way. It’s hard to explain a story that leads to nothing in the end. I didn’t understand how a movie can set up multiple story lines and none of them had a resolution. The movie also abruptly ends with no warning at all. I thought we had maybe thirty more minutes to get through to finish one story, but that was not the case. The film also has its whacky action sequences where they break the law of physics, which can be fun sometimes. Other than that, the only thing I enjoyed about this film was Jason Momoa as the villain. I feel like he took his character in a fun direction for a film that really did nothing different from its predecessors.
This is really for people who are big into action sequences, or they really like cars. If you’re going for an actual thoughtful story, this movie might not be for you.
Rating: 2 out 5