Off to the local Odeon with Jo and Janet to see the recently released
‘Fast and Furious 10’ ‘Fast X’. 👍😀
When it comes to watching movies, I’ve got a very low bar – I’ll pretty much watch anything (even if it’s only ONCE!). With such a diminutive threshold (and as a self-confessed ex-petrolhead) even I’m surprised that the whole F&F franchise has lasted this long. Watching the original back in 2001, I thought maybe a single sequel might follow, but surely that was about it? Surely! Surely? 😮
Well, ten movies in (11, if you count the rather lamentable spinoff ‘Hobbs & Shaw‘) and 13 years later, this franchise shows no signs of pulling over into a lay-by! 🧐 And with every one of the movies doing well at the Box Office, it just shows you how much I know! 😉. But could they really squeeze another story out of the franchise? It seems they could!! 🧐
On the positive side, F&F has always been the perfect outing for a no-brains-required experience; simply take your seat and let the movie ‘do its thing’. That ‘thing’ has clearly resonated with audiences over the years, raking in around $1.5 billion (yes, billion) in ticket sales! Not bad for a plot that simply revolves around fast cars in increasingly ludicrous set-piece situations, all loosely linked by an anorexic plot.
Continuing the positive theme, it’s only (a bladder-friendly) 141 minutes long – well, my bladder – and was given a budget of $340 million to splash around.
“Over many missions and against impossible odds, Dom Toretto and his family have outsmarted and outdriven every foe in their path. Now, they must confront the most lethal opponent they’ve ever faced. Fuelled by revenge, a terrifying threat emerges from the shadows of the past to shatter Dom’s world and destroy everything – and everyone – he loves”.
Vin Diesel as Dominic “Dom” Toretto:
Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz
Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce
Ludacris (really?) as Tej Parker
John Cena as Jakob Toretto
Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey
Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto
Sung Kang as Han Lue
Scott Eastwood as Little Nobody
Daniela Melchior as Isabel Neves
Alan Ritchson as Aimes
Helen Mirren (yes, really!) as Magdalene “Queenie” Ellmanson-Shaw
Brie Larson as Tess
Rita Moreno as Abuelita Toretto
Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw
Jason Momoa as Dante Reyes
Charlize Theron as Cipher
Joaquim de Almeida as Hernan Reyes
Luis Da Silva as Diogo
The late Paul Walker‘s appearance (as Brian O’Conner) will please F&F purists where this is achieved through the use of CGI and archive footage. Additionally, Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson appear in the final scenes.
Please make it stop now! Even I’m really surprised how much I DISLIKED this one, but there is only so much carnage, unnecessary violence and destruction before it all gets a bit tiresome and repetitive. That time, for me, is now! One for F&F diehards and completists only, but I’m sure it’ll cover its costs… and some… just like it always has!
Enjoy, or try to! 👍😉
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