Fast X (2023) Movie: Incredible & Awe-Inspiring Action

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Fast X is the tenth film in the popular Fast and Furious movie franchise. This Hollywood movie franchise has earned billions since its first film came out over the two-decade-ago.

The first film of the series was titled “The Fast and The Furious”. This 2001 film is the first chapter of The Fast Saga. Or should we say the Fast and Furious movie franchise?

Now, with this film, the countdown has begun to reach its end in the coming years.

So, let us proceed further with the details and reviews of this film. Also, read our recent article about the last 9 movies from this popular Fast & Furious Movie Franchise, too.

FM article:- Fast & Furious Movie Franchise: Revisiting Past

Synopsis [official] of the Fast X (2023) Movie

Over many missions and against impossible odds, Dominic ‘Dom’ Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family (and friends) have outsmarted, out-nerved and outdriven every foe in their path. Now, they confront the most lethal opponent Dante Reyes (Jason Mamoa – check the featured image of him) they’ve ever faced.

A terrifying threat emerges 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.

{Spoilers Free} review of the Fast X (2023) Movie

We have enjoyed the Fast & Furious ride, so far

The latest Fast X (2023) movie is the tenth film in the Fast & Furious cinematic saga. It introduces us to the first part of the final chapters of the Fast & Furious movie franchise. Now, it seems that this action-adventure tale with the same core cast and characters is going to end. Sooner rather than later. Already two decades have gone by since the release of its first movie. And all along watching the movies from this franchise has been a real roller coaster ride. Yet, many of us have enjoyed this Fast & Furious ride, as we head towards sunset.

Dante Reyes (Jason Mamoa) comes back as a villain

In this movie, almost like a Phoenix, Dante Reyes (Jason Mamoa) rises. And then he comes back to life as the powerful antagonist – the proverbial destroyer-in-chief. The “Dante” word means “steadfast” or “enduring”. It is an Italian name derived from the Latin “Durante”. So, in this film, Dante takes over the reins with his dynamic and larger-than-life presence in this movie. We think Jason Mamoa (as Dante) is a good addition to the franchise. He adds great value with his strong screen presence.

Now, what will the hero Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) do?

Dominic, the principal protagonist of the Fast & Furious movie franchise is challenged in this film. So, his formidable enemy Dante pushed him into a corner. The name “Dominic” is a male name common among Roman Catholics and other Latin Romans. It is derived from the original Roman-Italic name of “Dominicus”, which means “Lordly”, “Belonging to God” or “of the Master”.

Mind-blowing action sequences in the film & beautiful locales

Therefore, one of its scenes was not surprising for us. This particular mind-blowing action sequence took place in the city of Rome in Italy. It was shot against the historical backdrop of the Colosseum of Rome. This Colosseum is famous for staging brutal battles among the gladiators. This film is a full-blown fight between two gladiators – Dominic and Dante.

Besides, there are quite a few amazing places and beautiful locales in this movie. And the shooting of its mind-blowing action scenes were filmed in these places:

  • Rome (Via Cristoforo Colombo, Via dei Fori Imperiali, Ponte Umberto I, Spanish Steps, etc.),
  • Turin (Piazza Crimea, Murazzi del Po, Via Roma, etc.),
  • Naples, Rio de Janeiro,
  • Aldeadávila Dam in Spain/Portugal border, et al.

The action sequences filmed in these places were awe-inspiring.

But, between Dominic and Dante – who will win in the end?

Both are equipped with all kinds of modern-day technology, gadgets, arms and artilleries. Now who will emerge victorious in this life-threatening battle for survival is a million-dollar question. This film does not answer this question, as it leaves us (the viewers) with a cliffhanger of an ending. Only the next part of the final chapter will reveal, what happens to Dante and Dominic in the end.

The Conclusion

So, go ahead and watch this Fast X film – an outrageous revenge tale and an adrenaline-pumping action-adventure saga. Another positive aspect of this movie is that most of its action sequences are shot in beautiful locations. We liked the Fast X movie. Now we can’t wait for its next chapters. So, we eagerly await to find out the ending of this Fast & Furious saga. This film has certainly whetted our appetite for swashbuckling adventure films.

Oh yes!

Bonus info.:- This movie was first said to be the first part of the series' two-part finale, but is now confirmed to be the first of a three part finale. 

Also, Vin Diesel later confirmed that Fast 11 will now be the final part of the series.

Ratings of the 10th film from the Fast and Furious movie franchise

FM’s rating3.45/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date56% Tomatometer & 85% Audience Score
Critics’ Consensus / Rotten TomatoesAs irredeemably silly as it is satisfyingly self-aware, this film should rev the engines of longtime fans while leaving many newcomers in neutral.
Audience Says / Rotten TomatoesIf you like your action fast and furious, you’ll have fun with this film.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Fast X (2023) Movie

Spoilers Alert – key characters & ending explained of this 2023 film

Focus on Dante and the ending of this movie explained

In this film – who is Dante?

In this Fast X (2023) film, we are given a backstory of Dante. So, in the Fast Five (2011), not only did Dominic and his friends bring down the infamous Brazilian drug kingpin Hernan Reyes and his drug business, but they also killed him on a bridge in Rio De Janeiro.

All of these events were witnessed by Herman Reyes’ son, Dante Reyes (Jason Momoa), thus, for the better part of the last 12 years, he planned in amazing detail to take down Dominic, family, friends and acquaintances by all means. Dante wishes that Dominic must pay the ultimate price as he did with the killing of his father Hernan.

What are Dante’s revenge plans?

To execute his elaborate plans, Dante spreads thin Dominic’s family (and friends) from Los Angeles to Rome, from Brazil to London and from Portugal to Antarctica. We are introduced to new characters as well as old characters, as the new allies are found and the old enemies reappear in the Fast X film.

At the end of this movie, Dominic realizes that his 8-year-old son Brian (Leo Abelo Perry) is the ultimate target of Dante’s retribution.

Allow us to explain the ending of this movie

In the cliffhanger ending scene of the Fast X film, we find that Dominic and his young son Brian are precariously close to death at Aldeadávila Dam (Spain/Portugal border), as they try to survive the audacious attacks launched by Dante, as he blows up the dam, thereby sending a rushing wave of water towards Dominic and Brian.

Besides, Dante has also shot down the aeroplane carrying Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris) and Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) – the friends of Dominic.

Both Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and Cipher (Charlize Theron) are still stuck in Antarctica, as they walk through the thick layer of snow and icy cold water when suddenly the once-dead character Gisele (Gal Gadot) emerges with a rescue submarine.

Allow us to explain the post-credit scene of this movie

And in the post-credits scene, a covert government agent discovers one of Dante’s hideouts. It appears that this masked agent shot dead Hernan Reyes after the deadly car accident on the bridge in Rio de Janeiro in the Fast 5 film. Then the said agent takes off his face mask to reveal that agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has killed the father of Dante Reyes.

So, undoubtedly Hobbs along with Dominic (friends/family) is on Dante’s hit list.

In this Fast X film, Dante has pushed Dominic, his family, friends and acquaintances to the brink of destruction and annihilation. And for the first time, Dominic is always a step behind, as Dante takes complete control and emerges as the winner in the Fast X film. For Dante, it has taken more than a decade long period to come up with a detailed plan to execute and exact his vengeance on Dominic. Dante certainly enjoyed the first mover’s advantage in this film.

Guessing the content of its next film

In the next part of the Fast X film, however, we are certain that family, friends, acquaintances and others (related to Dominic) will fight back. Then we will know who will emerge victorious in this epic battle of modern-day gladiators – Dante or Dominic. Till then, hold tight, keep your fingers crossed and wait for its next chapter!

Poster of the Fast X (2023) Movie

Fast X (2023) Movie Poster

Key details about the 10th film from the Fast and Furious movie franchise

GenreAction, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Original languageEnglish (USA)
Age-RestrictionsPG (13+)
Duration2 hours 21 minutes
WritersJustin Lin & Dan Mazeau
DirectorLouis Leterrier
CastVin Diesel (Dominic Toretto), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty), Tyrese Gibson (Roman), Ludacris (Tej), Jason Momoa (Dante), Nathalie Emmanuel (Ramsey), etc.
TaglinesThe Last Ride.
The end of the road begins.
Not all races can be won.
About – Fast X (2023) Movie

Trailer of the Fast X (2023) Movie

Official Trailer – Fast X (2023) Movie – Universal Pictures | YouTube

Featured & Other Images: Fast X (2023) movie | Pic. Credit:- Universal Pictures.

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