Fast X movie review: Vin Diesel and his cavalry spearhead this massive and relentless high adrenaline rush
RACE! RACE RACE !! clamors Jason Mamoa's psychopath antagonist Dante Reyes to beat Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) in a car race just at the interval point. Reyes is unhinged and barbaric, and has a funnily eccentric side to his formidable and burlesque physicality. He has sweared revenge and vowed to kill Dominic and his extended family who were responsible for the death of his father.
Fast X, helmed by director Louis Leterrier, starts off with a dose of nostalgia by offering a chase sequence from the past with the late Paul Walker.
Soon it transforms into a mammoth action saga when Dom's happily living family is disrupted by Reyes and the 'agency' and danger lurks at every corner.
The cavalry soon finds in Rome in an endeavour to save the city and the Vatican from a potential catastrophe due to a gigantic bomb on the roll that terrifyingly ravages the streets. The chase is nail biting and deathly.
Fast X derives its testosterone from the incredible chases, rampage on the roads and insanely choreographed fights. The script by Garry Scott Thompson has barely anything meaty to offer. But who cares when you to witness a vicious fight between Charlize Therone and Michelle Rodriguez, and Uncle 'Muscle'( John Cena) who drops in at the nick of time to save Dom's son from the agency's armed men.
There is a slew of surprising cameos including Helen Mirren and Rita Moreno but I will not reveal who emerges in the Antarctica's ice. I wish Jason Statham's part was enhanced. He barely does anything except packing a dozen guns for a mission.
The climax is high voltage and sheer ecstasy.
If you are a fan of this franchise, you mustn't miss this franchise. If you love the slick and powerful cars and are equally exhilarated when they swirl in the air or get blown away, then hurry up !
I go with 3.5 stars out of 5 for Fast X. Don't miss the post credit scene.