Since “Fast Five” correctly launched the staff as we all know it, with some new additions within the sequels that adopted, every member has at all times been as helpful and integral to the staff as anybody else, together with Brian or Dom. Sure, these two have been at all times the leaders, however the others nonetheless have been important — however not on this film.
In “Fast X,” the characters aimlessly wander round, Han will get drugged by Pete Davidson for some silly purpose that by no means goes anyplace, and has his prophecized assembly with Deckard Shaw, the place he does nothing. Because, in case you forgot, he does not must, since Shaw did not actually kill him and even harm him in any respect.
The one which will get essentially the most prominence within the plot is Roman, and even then he’s principally a one-note joke about how he messes up loads, but nonetheless has good management expertise. The factor is, that is nothing new, as we now have seen Roman contribute nice concepts for years, in addition to exhibiting management and charisma, all whereas being the staff’s punching bag and joking round loads.
“Fast X” reveals that the staff solely works when they’re collectively. Separate, they are not actually characters, they’re archetypes. This is ok when working collectively, because the banter, and the feelings cover the superficiality of the characters, however after they’re aside, the cracks begin to present. The “Fast and Furious” films are a couple of staff, a household. Their power collectively is a giant a part of why the motion sequence in Rome early in “Fast X” is nice, as a result of it reveals them working collectively. However, after they’re separated from one another, the movie loses steam.
Even if the following film reveals the seemingly lifeless family members did not really die in “Fast X,” a staple of the franchise, there isn’t any going again from this film. There is not any placing the genie again within the bottle. “Fast X” did the unforgivable.