Fast & Furious X totally confirms what Vin Diesel was hoping for. We are faced with the first episode of a trilogy that will bring to an end the biggest, longest and most ambitious static action-adventure series ever conceived by a major Hollywood studio to be seen and enjoyed in the cinema, as it would otherwise have been to preserve nature in its entirety. To contrast with this creation.
The story of Fast and Furious grew so much with each new chapter that it is only possible to think of a story of tremendous dimensions to close it. The first act of The Long Goodbye confirms this, but not only by the structure of its spectacular set-pieces and by the vast deployment of a production that travels from Los Angeles to Rome and from London to Portugal with enough fantastical elements to provoke mayhem. does. All over the city at every turn.
Here, in addition to nerve, muscle and great action sequences that always make sense and are understood from start to finish, there is heart. Fast & Furious wants to say goodbye to carrying its flag and its best qualities over the top. All that follows the transformation of an unassuming group of street “Picada” runners into a group dedicated to the most sophisticated global espionage, while capturing and consolidating a central idea among its members: they are all part of one family. Feel that should be protected for any kind of threat.
As we must honor that almost sacred sense of brotherhood that is confirmed beyond blood ties, and make sure no one misses the next meeting, the beginning of this long goodbye brings us back to the almost complete extended family of Fast & Furious. brings back There are returnees (some announced from the film’s official poster and others completely unexpected), bad guys who switch sides for strategic reasons and, most of all, a reason for each member of this great brotherhood to yearn for. feeling and conviction. Your contribution to the story. Everyone has their moment to say and do important things, even if it’s only for a few seconds.
Nothing seems impossible, not even this attempt to achieve this absolute calling, for an adventure that once went so far as to defy the law of gravity. Here the unimaginable vanishes in the face of a higher purpose: to finalize a long story by resorting to the memory of its best moments. It is therefore no coincidence that the tenth episode is explained by a return to Fast & Furious: 5 in Control (Fast Five, 2011), exactly halfway down the road traveled to date, and facing the need to join forces. To a villain more powerful than the previous ones.
Fast Five is the best of the ten Fast and Furious movies. From this, the saga reached a narrative and visual greatness that few had imagined. From that moment on, Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and his coven began to rise like never before among the myths of contemporary Hollywood. This tenth episode makes them little less than the heirs of the Avengers. Marvel hasn’t regained that presence since, and DC still doesn’t have the right compass to seek it.
Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto travels with his family from Los Angeles to Lisbon, passing through Rome
Some of the names adding their contribution to this new chapter also come from those fictional worlds. Especially Jason Momoa, the big bad guy on duty, who brings back through a distorted mirror the idea of family embodied by Toretto and co. What happened in Fast Five? The film reminds us, in a long flashback, of the death of drug trafficker Hernán Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) in Rio de Janeiro after a robbery of a vault full of money. With painted nails, extravagant clothing, deliberate bombast and an operatic air to his manner, Momoa has a blast playing Reyes’ son Dante as he seeks revenge on those who killed his father.
While Dante and Toretto clash time and time again, the rest of the company does their part to keep the spirit of adventure and fun high. The action sequences increase in quantity and quality compared to the two or three previous films, the suspense is always real (especially when it involves Toretto’s young son, always in danger), there are injuries and Brie Larson-like The new (beautiful and an increasingly better actress) integrated and adapted perfectly.