THE LAST RIDE.
Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his extended ”family” are hunted by a new enemy (Jason Momoa) whose beef with them stretches back to their days in Rio de Janeiro. The tenth chapter in this series is the first part of a very lengthy, intended farewell that ends with a bunch of cliffhangers and at least one promising cameo. The film introduces the son of a Fast Five villain who, in Momoa’s portrait, struts like a peacock, a flamboyant Joker to Diesel’s Batman. Along with an insane bomb chase, it’s a fun ingredient in this overpopulated, silly entry.
2023-U.S. 141 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Louis Leterrier. Screenplay: Dan Mazeau, Justin Lin. Cast: Vin Diesel (Dominic Toretto), Jason Momoa (Dante Reyes), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty Ortiz), Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ”Ludacris” Bridges… John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Brie Larson, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Rita Moreno, Pete Davidson, Michael Rooker. Cameos: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot.
Trivia: Co-produced by Diesel and Lin; the latter was also first set to direct, but quit. James Wan, F. Gary Gray and David Leitch were considered to replace him.