I will discuss the Fast X review in this blog post. Read the Fast X review before watching the movie.
In the current Fast & Furious movie, Fast X, there is a scene when Aimes (Alan Ritchson), the government agent entrusted with capturing Dom (Vin Diesel) and his gang, offers a summary of the protagonists’ backstories:
“Let’s go back to the beginning…” 2001 in Los Angeles… humble origins, local youth… hijackers who were once street racers graduated to mobile jailbreaks, rail robberies, and high-speed smuggling… They did whatever that could be done in an automobile. They did it twice if it broke the rules of gravity and God.
The scenario functions as a recap reel on one level. Monitors at Aimes’ modern headquarters show footage of the Fast family’s most daring deeds. These teasers are intended to introduce casual viewers to the Furious universe and aid them in understanding what is to come.
On another level, it’s an inside joke aimed at “ride or die” supporters. The sequence is directed at fans stuck with the series during its 22-year run. Fast & Furious has experienced so many changes that the most recent installments might seem completely different from the first movie.
Therefore, when Aimes mentions the “humble roots” of Fast X, he’s also talking about the series as a whole. The Fast and the Furious, a street racing-themed mid-budget criminal movie from 2001, marked the start of the trend.
The franchise expanded rapidly during the eleven sequels after this most recent one, changing its name to the Fast Saga and developing into a series of Mission: Impossible-styled international escapades starring a star-studded cast.
This development increased both the dangers and benefits of doing business. The Fast Saga is one of the ten greatest-earning movie series of all time, and the production of Fast X is said to have cost US$340 million (£275 million).
Recent movies have included meta comments on their absurdity since the franchise’s unexpected trajectory is now well-recognized. The clearest example of this may be seen in the running joke from F9 (2021), in which Roman (Tyrese Gibson) questions if the heroes could be unbeatable.
The most recent rest break on this tour is Fast X. It’s a natural progression from the absurd, gravity-defying melodrama of the Fast Saga, where each set-piece and narrative turn contributes to the lavish myth of Dom and his family.
Fast X review: Resurrections and Retcons
The most recent movie, the first of two that will wrap off the Fast Saga, follows the custom of returning old favorites. The Fast movies accomplish this with a disturbing disregard for narrative consistency. Fast X is an effort to make sense of the disorganized chronology that resulted from the unique decisions made in prior movies.
That chronology started in the fourth installment of the confusingly named Fast & Furious franchise, Fast & Furious (2009) when the opening scene introduced Han (Sung Kang), a character who unexpectedly survived the previous film, Tokyo Drift (2006).
Han made another appearance in Fast Five (2011) and Fast & Furious 6 (2013). The sixth movie’s mid-credits sequence, which replayed Han’s death and revealed that the new antagonist Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), was responsible for it, seemed to confirm Han’s departure.
The choice to retcon Han’s death and include it in Furious 7 (2015)’s plot created an odd chronology in which the fourth, fifth, and sixth movies occurred (thematically) before Tokyo Drift.
The screenwriters joked, “Look, the timeline is… you know…,” acknowledging their contempt for chronological order. It’s one, two, four, five, six, three, seven.
Han has now been revived again in F9 when it is revealed that his death in Tokyo was a complex ruse. He ultimately connects with Shaw in Fast X, allowing Han to get vengeance on the person who purportedly killed him in the previous four movies.
Fast X review: A criminal franchise
Viewers may be excused for assuming that many of the Fast Saga’s key story pieces are inserted on a whim, conjured up by co-producer Vin Diesel during interviews, considering the amount of once-dead individuals that fill it. The tale has carved out its niche because of a continuous inconsistency underneath the chaos.
The Fast Saga’s attraction is primarily due to the development’s appearance of chaos. In light of the franchise’s unusual course, reviewers often point out that it has an impromptu vibe. This sets it apart from more carefully planned franchises, like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where every sequel and spin-off is planned out years in advance to maximize the brand.
Long-term planning may sometimes be a drawback for such brands, making them less equipped to respond to audience feedback. The Fast Saga, in comparison, has often shown quick thinking while responding to fan needs.
After all, Han wasn’t initially a part of the fourth movie until test screenings for Tokyo Drift revealed he was popular with viewers, and his resurrection in F9 was a reaction to the #Justice4Han social media movement.
Fast X is best appreciated as a road journey through the confusing history of the series, with its intricate narrative twists, unexpected appearances, and references to earlier movies. It serves as a reminder of how unorthodox the franchise’s path to the blockbuster A-list has been. Like Dom’s clan of illegal street racers, the Fast Saga continues to operate under its regulations.
Fast X review: Why vehicles don’t erupt when they collide
In action movies, it could be fun to see automobiles explode. However, one of the most popular and scientifically absurd movie clichés involves automobiles exploding into fireballs when they collide or fall down a slope.
It’s time to dispel the myth of the exploding automobile with the release of Fast X, the newest installment in the Fast & Furious series, on May 19, 2023.
Under these conditions, cars never explode and seldom catch fire, except if you were unlucky enough to be behind the wheel of a Ford Pinto or Chevrolet Malibu in the 1970s. Both manufacturers had manufacturing errors, which led to gasoline tanks with a poor design that was prone to catching fire and often trapping the people within.
At the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, even after racing driver Romain Grosjean collided at 140 mph, his car caught fire but did not explode.
Only in air (which contains 20% oxygen) and under pressure is petrol vapor explosive. Although liquid gasoline is not explosive, the vapor may catch fire. When you remove the cap on the gasoline tank, vapor might escape. However, tanks feature a method that relieves pressure without expelling the vapor. A full gasoline tank is safer than expected since it contains no air or oxygen.
Liquid gasoline may be challenging to ignite even when in contact with a flame.
Fast X review: What an explosion requires
Typically, a reaction between one or more liquids or solids producing a comparable volume of gas results in explosions.
A gas occupying the same amount of space as a liquid or solid takes up 800 times as much room as a liquid or solid. The explosion is caused by the force that the quickly expanding gas produces.
Explosive weapons of war driven by expanding gas also include shrapnel.
Petrol doesn’t ignite on its own, but when it is in its gaseous state, is hot enough (about 257°C), and is around a flame or spark, it ignites with oxygen.
Imagine seeing someone filling their automobile with gas on a hot day. Near the tank fills, a shimmering effect is often seen. This is vaporized gasoline. The “no smoking” warning on oil tankers and signs at gas stations aims to remove one of the three conditions that must be present for gasoline to catch fire.
Petrol is a substance with great energy. When these chemicals interact with other substances, a significant amount of energy is released. Water and CO2 are low-energy molecules created when gasoline burns when it comes into contact with oxygen. Sound, heat, light, and expansion force are all examples of how different those compounds’ energies may be felt and heard.
Petrol has to be under pressure, in the gaseous state, have adequate oxygen, and have a source of external energy, such as a spark or flame, to initiate the reaction to explode (rather than merely burn).
Fast X review: Vehicles that explode
The explosion happens in a cylinder of an automobile engine. The piston compresses the air/petrol combination to produce high pressure for an explosion. A gas becomes heated when it is compressed. Because of this, when you pump up your tires, the tip of a bicycle pump becomes warm. The pressure and temperature increase as the piston compresses the fuel/air combination.
The spark plug supplies the little energy needed to trigger the reaction. In automotive engines, this process occurs many thousand times each minute.
Only under pressure, when combined with air and gasoline, gasoline and diesel can burst when a small amount of energy is supplied as a spark or flame. To create tiny, contained explosions that spin a crankshaft and move the wheels, engines pressurize the fuel/air combination within the cylinder.
Diesel burns less quickly. Diesel engines don’t need spark plugs since they run on gasoline with a higher boiling temperature that spontaneously burns under pressure. Diesel engines also cycle more slowly than gasoline engines, contributing to their longer lifespan and higher fuel efficiency.
Fuel lines are often broken when automobiles collide, allowing gasoline to flow over a hot engine. In the presence of air, liquid gasoline may catch fire. However, because it is not under pressure and is a liquid rather than a vapor, it cannot burst.
Diesel or gasoline may sometimes catch fire in auto accidents, but they never explode because there is no way to build up the high pressures necessary for them to do so.