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Fast X (Fast & Furious 10) (2023, D: Leterrier ) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread



The end of the road begins.

Fast X, the tenth film in the Fast & Furious Saga, launches the final chapters of one of cinema’s most storied and popular global franchises, now in its third decade and still going strong with the same core cast and characters as when it began.

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.

In 2011’s Fast Five, Dom and his crew took out nefarious Brazilian drug kingpin Hernan Reyes and decapitated his empire on a bridge in Rio De Janeiro. What they didn’t know was that Reyes’ son, Dante (Aquaman’s Jason Momoa), witnessed it all and has spent the last 12 years masterminding a plan to make Dom pay the ultimate price.

Dante’s plot will scatter Dom’s family from Los Angeles to the catacombs of Rome, from Brazil to London and from Portugal to Antarctica. New allies will be forged and old enemies will resurface. But everything changes when Dom discovers that his own 8-year-old son (Leo Abelo Perry, Black-ish) is the ultimate target of Dante’s vengeance.

Directed by Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, The Incredible Hulk), Fast X stars returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Jason Statham, John Cena and Scott Eastwood, with Oscar® winner Helen Mirren and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron.

The film also features an extraordinary new cast including Oscar® winner Brie Larson as Tess, a rogue representative from the Agency; Alan Richtson (Reacher) as Aimes, the new head of the Agency who doesn’t hold the same fondness for Dom’s crew as his predecessor, Mr. Nobody; Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad) as a Brazilian street racer with a powerful tie to Dom’s past; and legendary Oscar® winner Rita Moreno as Dom and Mia’s Abuelita Toretto.

Fast X is produced by Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Justin Lin, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Samantha Vincent. The executive producers are Joseph M. Caracciolo, Jr., David Cain, Chris Morgan, Amanda Lewis and Mark Bomback. www.thefastsaga.com
Run time: 2h 21m

Rating: PG-13 (Intense Sequences of Violence, Action, Language, Some Suggestive Material)

Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fast_x

Screenings start at 2pm today.

There is one credit scene.
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Screenings start at 2pm

There is one credit scene.
My 3:15pm just got over.

The credit scene is mid credits, but I’m staying until it’s over. It’s a doozy too.

This is pure popcorn… PURE POPCORN!

Action from start to finish.

Everyone crawls out from under their rock for this movie… EVERYBODY.

And a few surprises that I will drop in a spoiler:
Spoiler:
Seems falling out of a plane won’t kill you. Giselle (Gal Gadot) makes an appearance.

… and don’t believe the hater hype, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is back, too.



Oh, I didn’t know Alan Ritchson (Amazon’s Reacher series) was in this. He did great.

Not the best one in the franchise, but still a party.

4.5 stars!

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I just got back from seeing it. Way over the top and defies a lot of laws of gravity, but I had a good time. Definitely not as dumb as F9.

Jason Momoa was an awesome villain. So over the top and mustache twirling. He did some pretty twisted things. That's the type of villain that belongs in this franchise. Not a fucking misunderstanding between estranged brothers like in 9.

I'm going to give some more time for more in this forum to see it since it's only Thursday, so I won't talk openly about the cameos. But, there are a few. One was spoiled online and the other wasn't really that shocking, but kind of hinted a year or so ago as a possibility.

I was surprised that it ended on a massive cliffhanger that wasn't in a post credit scene. I think the last one that ended on a cliffhanger was 5. There was some clever editing that tied it into 5.

I also don't believe for a 2nd that those characters died.

But RIP to

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Jakob



4 out of 5 stars from me. I look forward to Fast X part 2 or whatever they call it in a few years.
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4 out of 5 stars from me. I look forward to Fast X part 2 or whatever they call it in a few years.
Funny enough, since this is now confirmed as part 1 of a trilogy, fans are speculating that the third will be a crossover called Fast xXx. I guess Xander Cage would be another lost Toretto brother.

Still, if crossovers are on the table, I wanna see them cross over with Transformers and The Iron Giant. Heck, also mix in the Guardians of the Galaxy, since this crew has been to space.
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I know after Walker died, they wanted to keep Brian alive offscreen. But, it's getting IMO a little more awkward every time they have a "passing" mention of him like this movie. I know they don't want to deprive Jordana Brewster a paycheck, but it really feels forced keeping her in the movies. Like they had the big BBQ at the beginning with Rita Moreno and Mia is there with everyone. So Brian and their kid are just chilling at home?
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I know after Walker died, they wanted to keep Brian alive offscreen. But, it's getting IMO a little more awkward every time they have a "passing" mention of him like this movie. I know they don't want to deprive Jordana Brewster a paycheck, but it really feels forced keeping her in the movies. Like they had the big BBQ at the beginning with Rita Moreno and Mia is there with everyone. So Brian and their kid are just chilling at home?
I'm surprised they didn't start the plot of this movie with Dante killing Brian. Given the post credits scene, I'm assuming the disembodied voice from Hobbs & Shaw (voice by Ryan Reynolds) is now supposed to be Dante Reyes. But why would Dante also have a beef with Shaw?
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I assume you didn't watch it yet? It's mentioned in the movie mid-credits scene and it's also referenced from Fast Five.
Shaw wasn't in Fast Five. Hobbs was.
Spoiler:
Hobbs is who killed Hernan Reyes.
. Deckard Shaw debuted in the mid credits scene of Furious 6.
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Shaw wasn't in Fast Five. Hobbs was.
Spoiler:
Hobbs is who killed Hernan Reyes.


. Deckard Shaw debuted in the mid credits scene of Furious 6.
Oh my bad. I misinterpreted your comment. He doesn’t have a beef with Shaw. It’s his Mom. Ramzi discovers it and then Shaw takes off.
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I'm glad that Brixton Lore (Idris Elba from Hobbs & Shaw) didn't pop up somewhere... oh wait, maybe he's not dead and he'll realize that Eteon back-stabbed him and he'll flip and Dom's got one more family member.
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I'm glad that Brixton Lore (Idris Elba from Hobbs & Shaw) didn't pop up somewhere... oh wait, maybe he's not dead and he'll realize that Eteon back-stabbed him and he'll flip and Dom's got one more family member.
Doesn't Dom (or in the case of Cipher, Letty) have to fight you in order to turn you into a member of the family? Kinda like how you recruit Guardian Forces in Final Fantasy VIII. Unless Shaw and/or Hobbs have leveled up enough to junction Dom's recruit ability...

And what happens when Dom respawns as Kaulder the witch hunter?


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And what happens when Dom respawns as Kaulder the witch hunter?​​​​
Or as Xander Cage. 🤣
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Saw this last night in Dolby Cinema and it was fun. I mean, they went into fucking space in the last one, so all the bullshit that happened in this one is negligible. Momoa was having a ball and I was shocked at how he mutilated some of the henchmen. I think people audibly gasped when you see one of his kills look like a Hannibal Lector victim.

The IMDB page says this cost 340 million to make. I don't necessarily see that, but who knows if they have already started on the next one and moved the funds forward.

The 4K disc should be demo-worthy.
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Since Justin Lin was credited as a co-writer and co-wrote the screenplay, I'm curious at how much work he put in before he and Vin had their falling out. Leterrier is just a gun for hire, but he directed the hell out of some of those action sequences.

The one time that it was so glaringly CGI was the dam sequence. Dom's car and all the explosions didn't look real. But, whatever. I had a good time for the 2 1/2 hours. I think I'm good with 1 time in the theater. I'll add it to my Fast collection when it hits video later in the year.

IMO, I don't think this movie will have much repeat business. I think with Little Mermaid opening next week, this will take a steep 60+ percent drop week 2.
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[This story contains spoilers for Fast X.]

Fast X director Louis Leterrier may have joined the Fast Saga in the most unusual of circumstances, but he’s made his presence felt in a big way.

Leterrier, who film fans know most as the helmer behind The Incredible Hulk (2008) and the Transporter franchise, replaced Fast mainstay Justin Lin, as the filmmaker departed the tenth chapter just one week into production. So when the offer to replace Lin came in, Leterrier, who was once in the running to direct The Fate of the Furious (2017), couldn’t resist the opportunity to finally join the franchise, even if it meant he’d be hitting the ground running with no time to prep. In fact, when he first walked onto set, he was immediately bowled over by Charlize Theron, who was going all out in a fight scene that was already being directed by the second unit.

But when the dust settles, Leterrier will likely be remembered as the director who helped broker a peace treaty between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, resulting in the return of Luke Hobbs to the main Fast storyline. Just two years ago, Johnson stood firm that the Fast Saga would conclude without him.

“The peace treaty … I kind of [brokered it]. We all did. Ultimately, the movie did,” Leterrier tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We sort of looked at each other from across the room and winked a few months back, saying, ‘We should work together.’ And then I had this idea and I presented it to the producers and the studio. And then we reached out to Dwayne and his team, and said, ‘Just come and watch the movie. You have to love the movie first.’ So he came to see the movie and really loved it, and then we started talking. It was very smooth, and frankly, as a fan, I could not conceive continuing the franchise without either Dwayne or Gal Gadot.”

In perhaps the franchise’s most sadistic scene, Jason Momoa’s Dante Reyes, the vengeful son of Fast Five villain Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), has a one-sided conversation with two dead henchmen he no longer had a use for, all while painting one of the henchmen’s toenails. The scene proved to be divisive among test audiences, but Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley ultimately cast the deciding vote.

“We wanted to see Dante behind closed doors and realize that he is really twisted. It’s not just an act,” Leterrier says. “So we shot that scene, but we thought it would be a DVD extra at best or in the director’s cut version later down the road. So we started testing the movie without it, and then we started testing the movie with that scene. And the audience went crazy for it. Some were angry and some loved it. And frankly, it was the studio’s Donna Langley who watched the scene and said, ‘I love it. I love the insanity of that scene.’ And so she gave us the OK.”

Below, during a spoiler conversation with THR, Leterrier also discusses the Fast cast member who gave him a ringing endorsement, before going into detail about how new footage was incorporated into existing Fast Five footage.

Well, given your history with the Transporter franchise, did Jason Statham put in a good word for you when Fast X needed a new director one week into principal photography?

I surely hope so. You know who put in a good word? Nathalie Emmanuel, who I worked with on Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. So Jason and I know each other, obviously, but I don’t know if they called him. But I know that they called Nathalie, and she put in a great word. So it’s very much thanks to Natalie, and I thank her very much.

I can’t imagine you had any time for prep, so did you just acclimate to Justin Lin’s storyboards and whatnot?

Yeah, there was a lot of stuff that Justin Lin had done, and that was fantastic. But unfortunately, the moment I stepped onto the plane to fly to London, they lost the main location for the third act. So everything had to change, and we had to rewrite. Dan Mazeau, one of the screenwriters, was still on, and so we had to rework the story, the third act at least. And then the second act into the third act had to change. So, as I got more comfortable, I added my DNA throughout the entire movie.

Was Justin available by phone if you absolutely needed clarity on something?

Absolutely. He and I are really good friends. We have a commercial company together with the Russo brothers. Obviously, it was all moving very, very quickly in the beginning, and I jumped from Zoom meeting to Zoom meeting to Zoom meeting. And eventually, I reached out to Justin. I didn’t want to reach out before I had the job, but when it felt like I really had it, I reached out and said, “Hey Justin, I think I’m going for it.” And he gave his blessing. He said, “It’s the greatest cast and the greatest crew,” and he was absolutely right. I was lucky enough to walk into the best crew and the best cast that I’ve ever worked with, and no one new was brought in. So it was just perfect, and I was like, “I now understand why these movies look the way they look and feel the way they feel.”

Clearly, you and Vin Diesel got along well since you’re directing Fast X Part II or whatever it ends up being called. What’s the key to a successful collaboration with Vin?

I think you have to get along. Well, it’s not get along; you have to want to talk about the same themes, and respect the audience and the crew and the other cast members in the same way Vin does. No good movie is made in spite of the star or the studio or everything. If we all — and when we all — get along, the shooting is smooth, the experience is smooth and the results are great. If we’re all saying the same thing and speaking the same language, the audience will feel it. So the movie really resembles what we all decided to do together.

Speaking of Part II, is that the final movie in the Fast Saga? Or is Fast X now the start of a trilogy?

Let’s see what happens. Going back to every other franchise in the world — except for Lord of the Rings, where they had the books and knew when they needed to stop — you don’t work on the next next movie. You can have high hopes for what’s to come, but you should work and give your best to the one movie that you’re working on. So I will give my best to Part 11 or Part B, and we shall see what happens.

Unfortunately, we all had to learn about the mid-credit surprise from another publication’s report. So how did Dwayne Johnson’s cameo end up happening? Who brokered the peace treaty?

(Laughs.) The peace treaty … I kind of did. We all did. Ultimately, the movie did. I didn’t know Dwayne, personally, but we reached out to Dwayne and Dwayne’s team. We sort of looked at each other from across the room and winked a few months back, saying, “We should work together.” And then I had this idea and I presented it to the producers and the studio. And then we reached out to Dwayne and his team and said, “Just come and watch the movie. You have to love the movie first.” So he came to see the movie and really loved it, and then we started talking. It was very smooth, and frankly, as a fan, I could not conceive continuing the franchise without either Dwayne or Gal Gadot. This franchise was built by actors and characters. The set pieces are wonderful. They keep you entertained and keep you shoving popcorn in your mouth, but the characters make this franchise what it is.

Were you actually on set with Gal Gadot? I only ask because she had to shoot a recent cameo without her director and scene partners.

I was on the set with her. I was lucky enough to see Gal Gadot and give her a big hug and a thank you at the end of the shoot. That was a highlight for me. I was lucky enough to direct one commercial with her, and I saw the power of Gal Gadot for 30 seconds. So, now that I get to not only work with her but also bring back Gisele into the franchise, I’m the happiest fan in the world.

You had to shoot new flashbacks of Jason Momoa’s character in order to insert them into the existing Fast Five footage. But did you also gain access to the Fast Five dailies so you could use alternate takes and different angles?

Absolutely. Since we had to rashomon that Fast Five scene, it was completely essential that we looked at all the dailies, and that’s what we did. Universal Studios has an amazing archival department, and so we dug it all out and looked at everything. Our movie was shot digitally, because most movies are shot digitally now, but Fast Five was shot on 35 mm. So we transferred all the footage and realized afterwards what unused footage that we could use and tweak. So we put our characters into pre-existing footage through motion control and CG, and then we also shot new bits with the same film stock and cameras as Fast Five. Stephen Windon was our DP, and he has shot most of the Fast movies since [Fast & Furious (2009)]. So he also shot Fast Five, and he remembered exactly what he did and what his light meter read back then. So it looks and feels seamless. You cannot really tell what’s new and what’s old, because every shot is a hybrid.

Jason Momoa’s nail polish scene might be the most twisted scene in the franchise. Was it controversial at all with the studio or test audiences?

No, it was never controversial, but it is a very polarizing scene. It was not scripted. We wanted more of Jason Momoa’s Dante, so we improvised a little bit more. We wanted to see Dante when he is not peacocking. We wanted to see Dante behind closed doors and realize that he is really twisted. It’s not just an act. So we shot that scene, but we thought it would be a DVD extra at best or in the director’s cut version later down the road. So we started testing the movie without it, and then we started testing the movie with that scene. And the audience went crazy for it. Some were angry and some loved it. It was all so different. And frankly, it was the studio’s Donna Langley who watched the scene and said, “I love it. I love the insanity of that scene.” And so she gave us the OK.

Jason’s character likes to say the French word “enchanté.” As a French man yourself, was that your suggestion?

(Laughs.) That was my suggestion. What you have to realize is that Jason and I love each other. We found each other on this movie, and we realized that making each other laugh was a great way to create Dante. So we rewrote the dialogue together. I’d say, “You should say enchanté,” and then we would add “very bad daddy.” So we really liked making each other laugh, and the extra points, the joker of our game, was to get Vin to crack up and come out of character as Dom Toretto. So we tried really hard, like when Dante calls Dom “butthole,” but Vin is so focused when he is on set that it was impossible. And when we would call cut, Vin would be like, “Oh, you guys tried really hard!” So we were like kids on set, and it was absolute fun.

Charlize Theron is one of the best action stars in the world, but as far as action scenes, she’s been underutilized in the last two films. So, in light of her two terrific fight scenes in Fast X, was everybody determined to get her more involved on that front? Was that a goal from the start?

It was. It was a goal from the start to literally get her out of the box that F9 had her in and get her kicking ass. And frankly, Charlize wanted that. When I arrived on set, Charlize was shooting Cipher’s fight against her own men, and I was terrified. I was like, “I’ve done a few action movies, but I’ve never seen an actor give themselves fully to a scene like that.” Oh my God, I literally had to talk to the second unit director and ask, “Are we doing too much? Are we pushing her?” And he said, “No, it’s her.” She really wanted to do as much as possible, if not more. So we had to hold her back because she would have done everything if it were up to her.
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That's a pretty cool interview. I always liked Leterrier, I hope this leads to more big flicks for him.
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Get Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher and you got most of the DCEU in this franchise, in one form or another.
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I'll go against the general consensus here: I thought Momoa was AWFUL in this...way over-the-top and hammy, almost to the point where I thought he was going to sink the entire film. Fortunately, there's enough going on elsewhere that I can still slightly (but only slightly) recommend it. The cliffhangers at the conclusion (as well as the two surprise cameos) got me excited enough to look forward to Fast 11, but I'm not looking forward to seeing more of Momoa's character. He's possibly the cheesiest villain in any of the Fast movies.
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The cliffhangers at the conclusion (as well as the two surprise cameos) got me excited enough to look forward to Fast 11, but I'm not looking forward to seeing more of Momoa's character. He's possibly the cheesiest villain in any of the Fast movies.
They’ll probably pull a crazy twist and have Aimes (Alan Ritchson) turn in Dante and set himself up as the triple agent and we’ll get someone like Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) or Twinkie (Bow Wow) as the main villian. 🤣

Or Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) will pop up as the Mr. Big Bad… before handing the baton to Abuela Torreto (Rita Moreno) and Mama Shaw (Helen Mirren), the true source of all evil in the world.

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I'll go against the general consensus here: I thought Momoa was AWFUL in this...way over-the-top and hammy, almost to the point where I thought he was going to sink the entire film. Fortunately, there's enough going on elsewhere that I can still slightly (but only slightly) recommend it. The cliffhangers at the conclusion (as well as the two surprise cameos) got me excited enough to look forward to Fast 11, but I'm not looking forward to seeing more of Momoa's character. He's possibly the cheesiest villain in any of the Fast movies.
I understand your point. But, I think for this series, it's pretty self aware that's it's over the top and campy. So the Momoa character is just part of the campiness and that's what made him so entertaining for me. But yeah Dante did act super ridiculous in spots.

I will be interested to see how they explain Gisele surviving falling from a speeding plane on a runway in part 6.

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Re: Fast X (Fast & Furious 10) (2023, D: Leterrier ) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

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I will be interested to see how they explain Gisele surviving falling from a speeding plane on a runway in part 6.
That was always so dumb to me. 1. They never showed a body so I never just assume she was dead, especially in this series. 2. None of the group went back to look for the body? I mean... I know it was the world's longest runway... but come on...
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Re: Fast X (Fast & Furious 10) (2023, D: Leterrier ) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

So if all these characters keep returning from the dead, I guess it's a pretty safe bet that
Spoiler:
Jakob
isn't dead, either?
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Re: Fast X (Fast & Furious 10) (2023, D: Leterrier ) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

After a few lackluster films Fast is back! Now that was a fucking fun ass film and a ride start to finish. Easily the best film since Fast Five.

The series had gotten too damn serious and way the fuck over-the-top, which isn't really a good mix. Tej & Roman's levity can only carry you so far. I've probably said it before but I always thought they needed to rein it in a bit. I don't need the Fast films to be Mission: Impossible with roadsters and it delivered. No tanks. No submarines. No rocket cars in space. No Lamborghinis on ice. Sure gravity and physics are all over the map, but I'll take that all day over the things I just mentioned.

This series needed an over-the-top villain like Momoa's Reyes. He was fantastic. The Shaw brothers were fine as villains, but then you have Cipher in a box (twice), and then Dom's "evil twin brother" as a villain and they all took themselves way too seriously for movies like these. It was time for a mustache twirling villain, with a few screws loose, just out there to fuck shit up for Dom and the gang.

After two wasted outings as Cipher, Theron finally got some action scenes and it was worth the wait. Her and Rodriguez's scene was well coreographed. So, so, good. Similarly, Cena was the worst thing (character, acting choices, just all around terrible) about Fast 9, but here, he was fantastic. With the cast as robust as it is characters will go MIA for long stretches of the film, but I guess there's no way around that. They need to forget shoehorning in reason why Brian isn't around and just bring Mia back into the fold full time. As an audience, we get it. It doesn't need to be explained. Brian's not dead, but he's just not going to be around. We don't need a reason why every time out.

TVAquaman was an awesome add to the cast as well. Ritchson was fantastic in this. And damn, he was already big back then but he's ridiculous now. Little B was even entertaining. I mean, you know he's going to be used as bait, but little man did a great job and never felt forced into scenes. Alison Brie Brie Larson, also fantastic, however I got a chuckle out of Vin carrying her since she could probably carry him.

I mean, every character they added was fantastic and written well and that's about all you can ask for in an action film like this. I think nearly everyone got an action scene too. Even Brie at the bar, as short as it was, was phenomenal. Like all the over-the-top action being toned down, they also toned down Tej and Roman's shenanigans which had gotten kinda ridiculous in the last couple of films as well.

The two cameos at the end were fun. First was expected due to rumors. The mid-credits scene was a welcome surprise. And with nearly everyone returning from the first few films, isn't about time for Eva Mendes to pop back up? Also since we popped back up in Brazil I thought we might get a Tego and Diego sighting.

One last thing, a couple of nitpicks. Did they go back for reshoots? Momoa's van dyke/goatee was very different/more full during the final scene on the dam. Super noticeable. Second, during the Alison Brie Brie Larson and Ritchson meeting they show clips from various films showing why Dom and the gang are criminals, but why would there be footage of any of that? Especially the train heist in Fast Five. They showed shot from below footage of Dom and Brian's car going off the cliff. Who was filming that? A random fisherman down below? That made zero sense at all.

Overall, one of the better Fast films in the entire series and well worth watching on the big screen.




Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
So if all these characters keep returning from the dead, I guess it's a pretty safe bet that
Spoiler:
Jakob






isn't dead, either?
He's about as dead as any other good guy/girl in this series.

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Re: Fast X (Fast & Furious 10) (2023, D: Leterrier ) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

Alison Brie was in this? Or do you mean Brie Larson?
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Re: Fast X (Fast & Furious 10) (2023, D: Leterrier ) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

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Alison Brie was in this? Or do you mean Brie Larson?
He meant Brie Larson.
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