The first reviews for Vin Diesel’s Fast X have arrived, and critics are praising Jason Momoa’s portrayal of the film’s antagonist in the tenth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise.
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Fast X is set to release in India in just one day. The movie had its premiere at The Space Cinema Roma Moderno in Rome on May 12, followed by its release in select European regions on May 17. It is scheduled to hit theaters in the United States and India on May 19. Following the initial release, several critics have shared their impressions of the film, which has garnered mixed reviews overall, with a particular focus on Jason Momoa’s outstanding performance. If you need a refresher on the Fast and Furious movies before Fast X, read on.
On Thursday, numerous critics took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the movie. While Fast X remains true to the franchise’s theme of family, it is Jason Momoa’s portrayal of the villain that stands out, according to most critics.
Variety’s review of Fast X noted that with a new director, Louis Leterrier, at the helm, the first part of this vaguely defined finale feels stagnant, as Vin Diesel and the cast contemplate the future direction of the franchise. Peter Debruge, writing for the publication, stated, “Two more movies to conclude this franchise? That’s excessive. It’s already disappointing that ‘Fast X’ is only half a story: an elaborate reunion of all the A-list characters from the previous nine films (yes, all of them), which slowly builds up to a cliffhanger…”
In his review for the New York Post, Johnny Oleksinski described Fast X as “another nonsensical Fast and Furious sequel.” He went on to say, “Fast X, directed by Louis Leterrier, paradoxically manages to simultaneously have everything and nothing happen. Characters from past films make their return, expecting applause, while viewers struggle to recall who they even are. Old events are dredged up as if anyone can remember them. The plot is convoluted and absurd. Academy Award winners Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron reprise their criminal roles as Queenie and Cipher, respectively, in a pointless manner. They are joined by another Best Actress winner, Brie Larson, as Tess, who aids Letty when she becomes trapped in Antarctica.”
Discussing Film tweeted on Thursday, “In a peculiar way, the narrative of Fast X bears resemblance to Avengers: Infinity War.” James Preston Poole, in his review for the website, wrote, “Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto anchors Fast X through our A-plot, introducing one of the movie’s greatest assets: Jason Momoa as the new adversary, Dante Reyes. The comparisons to the Joker are justified, as Dante is a gleeful psychopath—a flamboyant lone wolf who not only wants to eliminate the family but also make them suffer. His audacious commitment to despicable acts injects a manic energy into the movie that pulsates through its veins, even in his absence.”
Many critics lauded Jason Momoa’s performance. Ross Bonaime of Collider stated, “The most significant, audacious, and brilliant addition to Fast X is the new antagonist, Dante (Jason Momoa), the son of Fast Five’s drug lord, Hernan Reyes. Since Dom put an end to Hernan in the climactic chase of that film, Dante seeks revenge and aims to make Dom endure suffering. Knowing Dom’s unwavering devotion to family, Dante knows precisely how to strike him at his core. With technology stolen from Cipher (Charlize Theron), an unyielding