The end of the road begins. Fast X, the tenth film in the Fast & Furious Saga (but the 11th film in the franchise), pushes the pedal to the floor. In its third decade with the same core cast and characters, it’s impressive that the Furious franchise has been able to up the stakes with each subsequent movie.

Over many missions and against impossible odds, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family have outsmarted, out-nerved and outdriven every foe in their path. Now, they confront the most lethal opponent they’ve ever faced (again). The past comes back to haunt Dom with a new enemy that’s fuelled by revenge, and who is determined to shatter this family and destroy everything— and everyone —that Dom loves. Death isn’t enough, Dom must suffer.

In 2011’s Fast Five, Dom and his crew took out nefarious Brazilian drug kingpin Hernan Reyes and destroyed his empire on a bridge in Rio De Janeiro. What they didn’t know was that Reyes’ son, Dante (Jason Momoa), witnessed it all and has spent the last 12 years masterminding a plan to make Dom pay the ultimate price. Dante’s plot will scatter Dom’s family from Los Angeles to the streets of Rome, from Brazil to London and from Portugal to Antarctica.

Fast X stars returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Jason Statham, John Cena and Scott Eastwood, Brie Larson, Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron rounding out the all-star headliners.

Fast X knows what you want out of a Fast & Furious film and does it incredibly well. The incredible car chases, over the top action and wise-cracking jokes that the franchise has been built on are all as well-executed as ever, and the fresh faces of the insane Jason Momoa adds some extra spice as Dom’s antagonist. Momoa seems to love this role and brings a chaotic energy to every scene without needing to resort to typical ‘bad guy’ menace.

It’s been incredible to see the evolution of the small, yet excellent, car chases in the first Furious film turn into the sheer over the top (yet absolutely satisfying) chaos of Fast X. Bring your mates, bring your dates, this is a film that’s made to be seen on the biggest screen you can find.

– The Plus Ones

FAST X is screening in cinemas everywhere.

Village Cinemas Jam Factory is an accessible venue.
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Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Universal Pictures.