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10 Cheesy But Great Scenes From The Movie

There are always going to be cheesy scenes to expect from a Fast & Furious movie, with every entry in this long-running series going even more overboard than the last with its stunts and jokes. Likewise, in Dominic Toretto’s pursuit of his brother Jakob during F9, there were plenty of moments that were questionable in terms of believability, but the entertainment value was undeniable.

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These cheesy scenes somehow have a special sort of appeal, underscoring what makes the Fast & Furious series such a success. F9 had loads of these moments, with almost everyone from Dom to Ramsey to Jakob to Tej to Roman experiencing a “sillier” scene.

Tej & Roman In Space

Fast and the furious 9 Ludacris Space

The thing that separates the original Fast & Furious movies from the new ones is the sense of scale for the latter group, with F9 going the farthest in this regard. Here, Tej and Roman actually ended up going into space with a rocket car.
It was so over-the-top that Roman himself even commentated on how ridiculous it all was. Still, the movie did a good job in making this event entertaining with suspenseful high stakes. Additionally, the film continually pointed out the bizarreness of Tej and Roman’s situation, showing that this was supposed to be a cheesy reference to how Fast & Furious doesn’t care about realism.

Roman Pointing Out That The Group Is Seemingly Invincible

Tej and Roman discuss Jakob Toretto's unique abilities in Fast 9

While Dom and Jakob were the F9 characters with the most significant arcs, Roman’s role was to comment on the tropes found in the series. After they had survived getting gunned down by a small army, Roman decided that he and his friends weren’t normal.
To this end, he argued that they were most likely superhuman, as their luck never ran out. It was clearly a reference to fans who have joked about the same thing about the characters, which made this a hilarious tongue-in-cheek moment, although there’s no doubt that the joke itself was rather cheesy in nature.

Dom’s Car Slingshot

Dom's car gets slingshot in F9

As the protagonist of the series, Dom has undergone significant dramatic character development, but his driving skills have only gotten more ludicrous in nature. And yet, this is what makes them entertaining, with F9 going so far as to show Dom using his own car as a slingshot.
This took place in the opening chase, where Dom drove off a cliff and got his car attached to a cable, allowing the car to slighshot all the way to the opposite cliffside and land safely. Nothing about this was believable, but it sure was fun to see.

Cipher Comparing Otto To Yoda

Cipher talks to Jakob in F9

It’s always fun to see Cipher play her mind games to psychologically cripple her foes, but this scene had too much hokey material for her to feel threatening. Still, it was funny to watch her bait Otto into thinking he was a mastermind before insulting him.
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As it happened, she claimed he was like a character from Star Wars, to which Otto speculated he was akin to a Jedi. Cipher then clarified that he was Yoda, as the character is in reality a puppet with a hand up his rear, allowing him to be controlled by others. This wiped the smile off Otto, as Cipher started to get into his head.

Sean And His Friends’ Botched Rocket Testing

Sean Boswell smiles while talking to Tej

Sean and his friends were considerably more hammy in nature in F9 compared to their cool personas in Tokyo Drift, with the group painted as nerds who test crazy car antics. Their introduction saw Sean claim they had come up with a “2-second car,” only to have it blow up when tested.
While there’s no doubt the scene went too hard in its attempt at comedy, it was great due to the reactions of Roman and Tej, as the usual designated comic reliefs were made out to be the straight men in this scenario.

Queenie Shaw’s Escape From The Police

Queenie flees from the police in Fast 9

Queenie was revealed to be free after her imprisonment during the Hobbs & Shaw spin-off, although she was back to her old ways of stealing. The scene saw Dom and Queenie in a car evading cops while headed toward Jakob’s location in what was a callback to how Fast & Furious used to be.
While it was fun to see a sequence devoted to light-hearted banter and style, it was also of the cheesy variety as the scene served no purpose, and cops were made to look absolutely foolish. Then again, that’s how Fast & Furious became popular in the first.

Dom Using Leysa To Appear As If He’s Been Arrested

Dom and Jakob have a staredown in F9

It was as if viewers were transported to a scene from the xXx movies here, as it was revealed that the men hired by Otto to apprehend Dom were actually Cardi B’s Leysa and her female crew. As it turned out, Dom had Leysa play the part in order to make it appear as if he was out of commission.
The dialogue between Dom and Leysa was hardly the most eloquent, with the latter making a couple of wisecracks that weren’t as witty as they should’ve been. Still, it was also fun to see Dom have a genuine laugh, as he and Leysa were quite tickled by the trick they pulled off.

Mr. Nobody’s Magical Plan To Save Han

Mr Nobody giving orders in Furious 7.

Fans waited over a decade to see the truth about Han’s death play out, only for F9 to make it even more ambiguous. The flashback showed Shaw destroying Han’s car but Han himself was somehow teleported up to the top floor of a nearby building without explanation.
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Han explained that Mr. Nobody somehow pulled this magic trick and didn’t elaborate, which was a way for the movie to tell viewers they weren’t supposed to understand. This ended up making it pretty funny, as no explanation would have satisfied fans and the movie decided to simply have fun by adding more speculation to this.

Ramsey’s Rant About Not Being Able To Drive

F9 Ramsey poses in front of a car

Ramsey was finally given a meatier role to play in the series, as she actually took a direct role in the action. With Tej and Roman caught in the back of the truck, Dom told her she had to take the wheel, which brought a long rant from Ramsey over how she thought driving itself was ridiculous and she was scared to do so.
For a series that’s all about driving cars, this scene was definitely supposed to be a cheesy one that made fun of the big contrast in Ramsey’s character compared to others. There’s still no denying that it was nice to see her step out of her comfort zone, though, as Ramsey took charge of the proceedings.

Dom & Jakob Running On Top Of Cars On The Road

Jakob pointing a gun at Dom in Fast and Furious 9

There are times where Fast & Furious can make viewers laugh purely by the over-the-top nature of stunts, and F9 certainly has one of those scenes. While pursuing Jakob, Dom brought their fight onto the main road, where the two brothers then engaged in a chase sequence running on top of cars.
This happened while said cars were driving at full speed, with Jakob and Dom even alternating between cars by jumping from one to another. It was the kind of stuff to expect from video games, although it made for great entertainment as well, as the choreography of this scene carried the required tension.
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Fast & Furious 11 Release Delay & Filming Start Date Confirmed By Director


Fast and Furious 11
is facing a release date delay to Summer 2026 due to strikes, with director Louis Leterrier confirming the sequel will not be hitting its April 4, 2025 date.
Leterrier also confirms that filming starts in Fall 2025 after finishing a horror movie in September.
The final installment in the
Fast Saga
reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto for one last ride, while also leaving the door open for other spinoffs.

After facing multiple delays due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes, Fast and Furious 11 is seeing its release date delayed. The next installment in the Vin Diesel-fronted franchise is expected to be the last mainline sequel, while development continues on the Dwayne Johnson-led spinoff Hobbs & Reyes, a mysterious standalone movie penned by Fast X’s Zach Dean and a potential female-led spinoff. While a filming start date was never confirmed, Universal had previously set the movie for an April 2025 release date.

During a recent interview with Collider at a CCXP MX panel, Louis Leterrier was asked for an update on Fast and Furious 11. The director went on to confirm that the final mainline installment in the action franchise will no longer be making its April 4, 2025 release date, instead now aiming for a Summer 2026 release window with the filming start date being set for this fall. Check out what Leterrier said below:

It’s happening. It’s happening very, very soon. I’m able to shoot a little horror movie this summer. I’m finishing my horror movie on September 15th, and I start Fast on September 16th.

Will Fast 11’s Multiple Delays Help Or Hurt The Sequel?

Much like the tenth film before it, Fast and Furious 11 has faced a few behind-the-scenes hardships in its road to getting off the ground, namely the delays stemming from the 2023 strikes. While the latest movie seems to have retained its core creative team in comparison to the shift in directors from franchise vet Justin Lin to Leterrier on Fast X after reported creative differences between the former and Diesel, this change didn’t seem to help much with the continued downward trend recent sequels have seen from critics. Check out how the franchise’s Rotten Tomatoes scores compare below:

Title RT Critical Score RT Audience Score The Fast and the Furious 54% 74% 2 Fast 2 Furious 37% 50% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 37% 69% Fast & Furious 28% 67% Fast Five 78% 83% Fast & Furious 6 71% 84% Furious 7 81% 82% The Fate of the Furious 67% 72% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 67% 88% F9: The Fast Saga 59% 82% Fast X 56% 84%

Even looking outside the Fast and Furious franchise, many movie sequels have found themselves hurt by various delays, be they from creative changes, general release shifts or other factors. The action genre in particular is one in which lengthier development periods can lead to diminishing returns, be it A Good Day to Die Hard, Rambo: Last Blood or Diesel’s own xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. While Fast and Furious 11 may only be getting pushed back by a year, the delay is nonetheless a concern that the final installment could find itself in trouble.

Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) looking angry with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) looking unimpressed in Fast & Furious

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On the other hand, the longer wait for Fast and Furious 11 to close out the mainline series of movies could actually prove beneficial for the sequel. Though Leterrier may be busy with another project in the lead-up to filming the next installment, writers Oren Uziel and Christina Hodson should now have more than enough time to really look back at the script and ensure it learns from the critical missteps of recent installments to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the Dominic Toretto saga.

Source: Collider

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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Vin Diesel Already Has His Perfect Fast & Furious Replacement Franchise With 51-Year-Old Remake


Vin Diesel’s dominance in Fast & Furious is ending, but Kojak could kick off a new action franchise for him.
Kojak’s reboot faces an uncertain future, but its similarity to Fast & Furious makes it a worthy project for Diesel.
Diesel’s potential shift from criminal racer to cop signifies a fresh start in a possible Fast & Furious-like series.

Vin Diesel’s days of playing Dominic Toretto are numbered, but the actor has already found his perfect Fast & Furious replacement. Diesel found a major breakout role in the early 2000s thanks to participating in The Fast and the Furious. The original 2001 street racing crime movie became the springboard for a sprawling franchise that has lasted for over two decades. The success of the Fast & Furious movies transformed Vin Diesel’s career, turning him into an even bigger star, especially in the action movie genre. But, Fast & Furious 11 is planned as the final chapter for him and the franchise.

The Fast & Furious franchise’s end will put Vin Diesel in an unfamiliar position of not having a major franchise to lean back on. This presents the actor with various options, such as changing the course of his career to pursue non-franchise roles. However, the more likely outcome is that Diesel will attempt to find a new IP that can replace Fast & Furious. He has had trouble in that regard recently, with franchises like xXx or Riddick running cold and Bloodshot and The Last Witch Hunter failing to launch franchises. There is another option for Diesel, though.

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Kojak Can Be Vin Diesel’s New Action Crime Franchise After Fast & Furious
Diesel Has Been Developing The Reboot Since 2015

The impending conclusion of the Fast & Furious franchise means it is finally time for Vin Diesel’s Kojak reboot to get off the ground. The project was announced back in 2015 with Diesel re-teaming with Universal Pictures, the studio behind Fast & Furious, to develop a movie based on Kojak. The original TV series starred Telly Savalas as Theo Kokaj and ran for three seasons after debuting in 1973. The series revolves around Kojak, a New York detective known for being willing to go beyond the law and a love for cars and lollipops, and follows him as he investigates different cases.

Kojak was rebooted in 2005 as a TV show starring Ving Rhames, but it only ran for six episodes

Development on Vin Diesel’s Kojak movie has not been very active in the nine years since it was announced. However, it still maintains the base similarities to Fast & Furious, which makes the project a worthwhile endeavor for Diesel in terms of finding a new action franchise. He would now have another big action series about cars and crime, essentially making Kojak into a newer version of Fast & Furious. The irony here is that Diesel takes on the role of a cop after playing criminal racer Dominic Toretto.

Vin Diesel’s Involvement Can Morph Kojak Into A Major Action Franchise
Kojak Could Be A Fast & Furious Clone
Telly Savalas talking on the phone in Kojak

Looking at the original TV show, Kojak might not necessarily project to be a major blockbuster action franchise akin to Fast & Furious. The TV series was relatively grounded and small due to the nature of its production. However, the fact that Diesel and Universal pinpointed this property as something they wanted to revive together is telling. The announcement of Kojak’s reboot came months after Furious 7 debuted in theaters and took the franchise to new heights at the box office and in terms of how ridiculously big the action and story could get.

It’s sometimes difficult to remember that Fast & Furious started off with a story about DVD thieves who were also street racers before Diesel helped turn it into something much bigger. With that experience and success already behind him, it would be understandable if a similar path was envisioned for Kojak. The series could then morph into a Fast & Furious clone, one that gives Vin Diesel a new franchise to headline and Universal a “fresh” action franchise to grow.

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The Rock’s WWE Run Means Fast & Furious 11 Must Make 1 Major Hobbs Change


Hobbs from Fast & Furious 11 needs a gritty edge like The Rock’s WWE character to keep the franchise fresh and exciting.
The Rock’s time away from the Fast & Furious universe provides the perfect reason for Hobbs to return with a personal vendetta and a more savage attitude.
While Hobbs shouldn’t become a full-fledged villain in Fast & Furious 11, adding some edginess and dirty tricks could make his character more intriguing and dynamic.

Fast & Furious 11 must make one major Hobbs change after The Rock’s incredible WWE run. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s WWE return surpassed his recent movies, with the actor creating some of the best work of his career. Having returned to a thunderous reception, The Rock was able to flip the crowd’s reception by becoming a heel and playing a major part in WrestleMania’s main events. The Rock hasn’t played a villain on screen for years, as even his depiction of Black Adam lent more into the character’s anti-hero side, which made his wrestling run all the more refreshing.

While his wrestling character may not perfectly translate into the Fast & Furious universe, there is one aspect of The Rock’s WWE run that the franchise should attempt to implement. After debuting in Fast Five, The Rock’s best Fast & Furious scenes helped contribute to the movie series becoming so popular, with Luke Hobbs becoming an instrumental part of the story. He was even given his own spinoff alongside Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) and is set to get a solo movie in the future. Despite this, Hobbs would still benefit from adding one key aspect of The Rock’s WWE run.

The Rock’s WWE Run Proves Fast & Furious 11 Needs To Give Hobbs More Of An Edge
Fast & Furious Would Benefit From Hobbs Adopting Some Of The Rock’s WWE Tendancies
Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Black Adam, WWE, and Hobbs and Shaw

Given how electrifying The Rock’s recent WWE run was, there is no doubt Fast & Furious 11 needs to give Hobbs more of an edge. Although the character has had his more serious moments, like most of the Fast & Furious cast, Hobbs tends to mix action with comedy. Hobbs and Shaw are supposed to be two of the more stoic heroes, yet they are constantly at each other’s throats and cracking jokes to help maintain the franchise’s lighthearted core. However, giving Hobbs a grittier side would help the character thrive upon his return.

The Rock’s Fast & Furious return may redeem Fast X’s box office, but the character needs to come back stronger than ever. By allowing him to be more ruthless, he can still maintain some elements of comedy but also become more interesting in the process. Johnson proved that despite being a detestable heel, he was still as hilarious as ever during his recent WWE tenure. This proves that he can maintain Fast & Furious’ tone and humorous style while being more layered; therefore, Hobbs adopting some of The Rock’s WWE characteristics could make him even more entertaining.

Fast & Furious Already Has A Reason For Hobbs To Be More Savage
Hobbs Has Been Away From The Franchise For Several Years

Making a major change to Hobbs’ character could be tough to explain, but Fast & Furious 11 already has a great reason to make him more savage. His four-year absence from the franchise gives him a perfect excuse to come back with a vengeance and potentially have a personal attachment to Fast & Furious 11’s villains. Hobbs’ time away from the main story could be explained through a connection to Fast X’s secondary villain, Aimes. Aimes’ villain twist in Fast X was well executed and suggests he’ll be around for the sequel, which is the perfect reason to bring back Hobbs.

Having a more personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, but it would also give him more of an edge.

Fast X never explained why he’s back, but having a personal vendetta against Aimes could be an intriguing reason. Given Dom and Dante are the focal point of the franchise’s conclusion, Hobbs returning to take down Aimes would avoid overshadowing the main story while still giving him an interesting role. Having a personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, while also giving him more of an edge. This provides The Rock with the perfect reason to implement some of his heel traits while still portraying a morally good hero.

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Why Fast & Furious Can’t Bring The Rock Back As A Villain
Hobbs Already Appeared As An Antagonist In Fast Five
A custom image featuring Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious movies Custom image by Debanjana Chowdhury

Although The Rock’s villainous tendencies worked well in the WWE, Fast & Furious can’t bring him back as an antagonist. Johnson already played the main villain of Fast Five, as Hobbs was originally an enemy of Dom and his crew before becoming an ally. Hobbs’ role in Fast Five was one of his best, but despite being the main antagonist, he always had a level of integrity. Dropping all of this to make him a villain in the final movie would be completely unnecessary, especially as the franchise needs him to remain a hero for his spinoff.

Fast & Furious 11 may end the main story, but The Rock will be part of the franchise beyond this, and altering his character so drastically wouldn’t make any sense. Instead, adding some extra edge to his character would have the same effect and would avoid stealing the thunder from Dante and Aimes. Although Fast & Furious 11 shouldn’t make him a villain, the film can still allow Hobbs to play dirty and pull some cheap tricks in order to show a grittier side, while letting him taunt his enemies when he inevitably helps save the day.

Fast & Furious 11
is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 4, 2025.

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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