The fatal error of Fast X is that it tries to be smarter than it really is, and the result is a tangled mess with nothing new to see, Mayur Sanap points out.
earlier in Fast Xthe eleventh film in the Fast & Furious Series that also includes the 2019 spin-off Hobbs and Shawsays one character, “It’s like a cult with cars.” And that’s exactly what it is.
In its more than two decades of existence, this franchise, which began as a street car racing fantasy in 2001, has grown into a family saga starring some really big names.
With each new installment, the film series grew more ridiculous and the action pieces reached dizzying heights, with no regard for physics or logic.
Stay up to date with previous installments, Fast X revs its engines on the path of absurdity, marking another goofy entry into this seemingly never-ending saga.
This latest film introduces new villain Dante (Jason Momoa) who seeks revenge on Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) after stealing his family’s fortune in 2011 Fast fivewith Dante’s father, the drug lord, being killed in the ensuing chase.
Dante has hatched a plan for years to tear Dom’s family apart “piece by piece,” and he will stop at nothing.
To be fair, this case is really fast-paced and really intense, with more emotions at stake for Dominic and his gang than ever before. But the movie just bounces from one build to the next without caring about any cohesiveness. As always, it’s more about stunts than story.
Fast XIn that sense, he’s going through the same troubles of recent Marvel movies, in which he’s so wrapped up in his own goodness that he forgets what made him special in the first place.
This film feels like a bizarre mixture of random scenes rolled into one. Everything is in overdrive – vehicle exploits, explosions, melee combat and the CGI. Unlike the James Bond and Impossible Mission In movies where we know someone is actually behind the elaborate stunts, here we are treated to a lot of CGI-enhanced action that hardly makes things exciting. Even the special effects could have been a lot better considering the budget they had.
The fatal error of Fast X is that it tries to be smarter than it really is, and the result is a tangled mess with nothing new to see.
Diesel’s Dominic is portrayed as some sort of superman, you just don’t feel any danger from him because we know he can get out of any sticky situation with his bewildering antics. We have scenes where he crashes a car onto narrow streets, highways, dam spills, or out of an airplane without leaving a single scratch on his body or vehicle.
As a newcomer to the series, Momoa has the best lines and is clearly enjoying the role of a wacky, vengeful villain. They hardly perform for everyone else, including Brie Larson, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren.
Of course, for the fan base that has made this one of the biggest film franchises in the world, it certainly lives up to expectations of campy fun. But at its core is Fast X really is as dumb as it gets.
And if the cliffhanger at the end is to be believed, we’re not done with these films. From that point on, they only get more ridiculous.
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