Rapid X Review: Jason Momoa Breathes New Life into the Fast & Furious Saga

Jason Momoa in Fast X

Fast X

Jason Momoa riding a Harley in Fast X.

(Image credit report: Universal)


Release Date: May 19, 2023
Directed By: Louis Leterrier
Written By: Dan Mazeau as well as Justin Lin
Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Daniela Melchior, Scott Eastwood, Alan Ritchson, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Jason Statham, Rita Moreno, Jason Momoa, as well as Charlize Theron
Rating: PG-13 for extreme series of physical violence as well as activity, language as well as some symptomatic product
Runtime: 141 mins

This is a conventional acting approach… as well as a playbook that Fast X‘s Jason Momoa lights as well as happily runs over with a steamroller while putting on a pastel match as well as hair reconstructed in pom-poms. As Dante Reyes, the Aquaman celebrity is the most recent opponent to go toe-to-toe with the located family members of Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto in the long-running Fast & Furious franchise business, as well as he not just wins you over with his psychotic, relentless, as well as cartoony shenanigans, yet offers a breath of fresh air right into a smash hit collection that has actually expanded stagnant in the last couple of years. Dante is the most effective bad guy to be released in these films, as well as it’s as a result of both his unique character as well as just how his existence trembles whatever up.

Looping the tale back to the occasions of Fast Five, the brand-new follow up presents Dante Reyes as the child of Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), the corrupt politician/businessman whom Dom Toretto as well as his pals burglarized in a break-in that saw Hernan’s huge secure being pulled as well as dragged about the roads of Rio de Janeiro. Dante was almost eliminated in the chase that complied with, yet he made it through, as well as he makes strategies to eliminate every one of the Fast & Furious heroes in an act of revenge – yet not prior to triggering them tremendous suffering.

The individual is operating a wonderful degree basically from the start, his post-flashback entry right into the movie having him slice a man with a blade as well as lick the blade tidy. But his entire ambiance is actually summarized in a 2nd act scene where he hangs around in the sunlight as well as makes relocate to drain pipes the savings account of the lead characters: prior to messing about on a computer system as well as launching the following action in his difficult strategy, he paints the toes of a number of remains whose faces are involved tape to create monstrous smiles. It’s berserk, yet it’s a much-needed lightning screw bringing a fresh, vibrant power to what has actually come to be a threadbare franchise business.

Fast X challenges staying clear of the story risks in which the last 2 films obtained caught.

Momoa’s Dante is by himself a much required brand-new taste for these films, yet what’s likewise interesting to see is that his existence waterfalls a few other much become the process of this franchise business. Fun as well as interesting as it was to see the primary Fast & Furious personalities progress right into coming to be incredibly spies throughout Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 as well as Furious 7, the last 2 films provided the brand name tiring as well as worn out. Fans were offered the fulfillment of seeing personalities enter into area in F9 (a lengthy waited for story growth), yet bigger experience was provided unfulfilling by non-existent risks as well as recycled outlining.

With Jason Momoa’s efficiency as the movie’s foundation, Fast X does not make the blunder of once more repeating those concerns. Dante’s objective as well as drive confirms to be a real hazard that threatens the lives of the primary personalities, as well as (without providing way too much away) there specify relocations made to initial emphasize among the franchise business’s main clichés and after that overthrow it in hardcore style. The filmmakers have actually listened to the objections concerning these films, as well as they have actually made relocate to resolve them.

Fast X is much better than The Fate Of The Furious as well as F9, yet still has a lot of foolish.

Of training course, while Fast X is a total enhancement for the trajectory of the collection, there is likewise plenty concerning the movie that is either straight-up dumb or simply encounters as careless. There are a variety of eye-popping as well as awesome collection items – the standouts being the race to have a large bomb that is rolling towards Vatican City as well as a 3rd act search on a freeway in Portugal – yet much frequently activity unravels just for activity (be it Brie Larson’s Tess arbitrarily kicking the butts of a number of clients in a bar before a deceptive conference with Dom, or Agency hirelings appearing at a secret place in London to make sure that Han as well as Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw can battle side-by-side). Multiple story strings seem like they are consisted of simply for the benefit of maintaining essential personalities in the game, as well as some wind up being forgotten entirely by the time the 3rd act rolls around.

The manuscript, attributed to Dan Mazeau as well as Justin Lin, is shabby – yet Jason Momoa is the Kintsugi adhesive that holds everything with each other as well as allows it function. The Fast & Furious films might be past their prime period (which pertained to an end with Furious 7), yet Fast X at the minimum applies to differ formula as well as effectively leaves you questioning what’s mosting likely to occur following in Fast & Furious 11.


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