Fast X Movie Review: Aquaman Star Jason Momoa Praised for Giving the 'Best Performance' Opposite Vin Diesel

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Fast X is already in theaters and it is packed with action and fun. The team added a number of new faces for this installment, including Jason Momoa, whose character will surely capture you.

Fast X Movie Review

Fast fans probably know by now that the series is about family. And at this point, it has been taken to another level. Warning, spoiler alert!

Fast X takes off from 2011's Fast Five when Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his "family" stole a vault of money from drug kingpin Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Hernan was badly hurt during the bridge chase and later executed by Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) to avenge his comrades.

Fast forward, Hernan's son Dante (Jason Momoa) comes into the picture to avenge his death. Dante is smart, fun, and vengeful.

He sets up everything to make Toretto and his family fall apart. Momoa's character was very different from what we saw in DC's Aquaman and Netflix's Slumberland.

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He seemed fun but criminally insane. He even successfully threw the whole team in disarray, according to Phil Star.

Dante repeatedly said he didn't want to kill Toretto. However, he wanted to see him suffer.

While Momoa's addition is refreshing, fans might tire of Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej's (Ludacris) bantering. The addition of Rita Moreno and Helen Mirren in the franchise also stirred excitement, but they only got supporting scenes with Diesel.

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Aside from Momoa, Cipher (Charlize Theron) and Letty's (Michelle Rodriguez) fighting scene in the subplot is among the most fun to watch. It's one of the best combat scenes in the film.

Overall, Fast X is fun to watch. However, since the franchise has a way of bringing back characters, we thought were dead, like Letty and Han (Sung Kang), maybe it's best to find a way to bring back Paul Walkers' Brian O'Conner, whose character is not dead in the first place, into action. After all, they are a family and Brian is still around.

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Twitter Praise Jason Momoa For His Performance In Fast X

Jason Momoa gave a commendable performance in Fast X. You'll see a new character that's very different from his previous roles.

One shared various photos of Momoa and praised him:

"Fast X was Jason Momoa's best performance to date. He's sadistic, funny, & straight-up charismatic. The amount of mind games he's character played on Dom was"

Another netizen added about Momoa's addition to the current movie:

"He did great. He added to it. Vin acting character in Dom is just stale, the others I guess we are just used to the same antics He was a good breath of fresh air."

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A third user wrote:

"You can tell that he had a lot of fun playing Dante."

The film also received praise from other viewers. One wrote:

"Just Watched the movie at the theater cinema earlier .. incredible movie, Like there's so many exciting parts I want to watch it again especially Jason Momoa performance omg incredible .. and the ending.... no need even to recommend it.. worth the VIP seats for it."

A second user added:

"YOOO!!! Just saw the movie and It was 10 out of 10. It did not disappoint…And can we get a standing ovation for @JASONMOMOA_TH ..what a great job he did! He needs to win an award for his acting in this movie…HE WAS SOO GOOD!!! Reminded me of Heath Ledger as the Joker."

Fast X hits theaters Friday, May 19.

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