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There is a certain type of movie fan who will get a bit excited when you say the names ‘Vin Diesel’ and ‘Jason Momoa’ in the same sentence. In Fast X the pair bookend an ensemble cast including: Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Scott Eastwood, Daniela Melchior, Alan Ritchson, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Rita Moreno, Jason Statham, and Charlize Theron. Diesel plays Dominic ‘Dom’ Toretto on one side as the good guy, and Momoa is on the other end as the nefarious Dante Reyes who seeks revenge for his father’s death and the loss of his family’s fortune.

Fast X (the Roman numeral for ‘ten’), a.k.a. Fast & Furious 10 is, of course, the next chapter in The Fast and the Furious franchise, with another edition coming out in 2025.

The story begins with Dominic Toretto and his team who are requested by the Agency to steal a computer chip during its transit in Rome. Dom and his wife, Letty Ortiz (Rodriguez), stay behind with his son Brian ‘Little B’ Marcos, while the rest of the team travel to Rome. However, a wounded Cipher arrives at Dom’s home and informs him that Dante Reyes is on a vengeful warpath.

From then on it’s pretty much cars, cars, cars, cars, a motorbike, cars, a van, cars, cars, a car chase, another car chase, cars, a submarine, and more cars. You get the drift (did you see what I did there?)

Dom Toretto and his family have outsmarted and outdriven every foe in their path. In Fast X they confront the most lethal opponent they’ve ever faced. Fueled by revenge, he’s a terrifying threat from the shadows of the past to shatter Dom’s world and destroy everything – and everyone – he loves.

Check it out at Ballina Fair Cinema

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