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10 Things Fans Love About The Movie (According To Reddit)

F9’s scores of 5.5 on IMDb and 59% on Rotten Tomatoes show that both fans and critics are divided about the movie. The divided reception has also trickled over to Reddit, where there are a few conflicting opinions over the newest movie installment.

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However, the majority of fans on the forum appear to have been satisfied after leaving the theater. Whether it’s the humor or the usual speeding cars, there is an abundance of praise, with many arguing that things shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

The Stunts And Action Scenes

Dom's car is thrown over a ravine in Fast 9

Redditor PTS_2· states that even though most of the stunts and action sequences “defied common sense and physics,” they are very enjoyable.
It’s indeed true that the movie has some cheesy action sequences. The Dodge Charger Hellcat’s ridiculous slingshot across a ravine in Montequinto is one of the most bizarre actions sequences in the franchise, but it’s jaw-dropping nevertheless. And so is Dom flipping a 16-wheeler using a salon car. These scenes in the movie were made to top everything that had been done before, and they mostly succeed, making this particular installment a standout one.

The Nod To Brian O’Conner

Brian's car pulls up at the driveway in Fast 9

At the end of the movie, Dom asks Little Brian to pause before saying grace because someone special is about to join them. Brian O’Conner’s Nissan Skyline then pulls up on the driveway. Cheekily named Redditor and_yet_another_user·singles this out as one of the best things about the movie.
Although Brian can’t participate in the heists anymore, fans can always feel his presence throughout the movies as the directors find ways to pay tribute to Paul Walker (who sadly passed away in 2013). Even though the family has grown large, with additions such as Deckard Shaw and Jakob now being included in the Toretto family, Brian is not to be forgotten and that’s with this scene is meant to emphasize.

Dom And Jakob’s Background Stories

Dom and Jakob have a staredown in F9

F9 explores the background stories of Dom and Jakob Toretto, with Vinnie Bennet and Finn Cole playing the younger versions of the characters. None of them look like the older versions of the characters but GlobalPhreak confesses to enjoying how “grounded and touching their stories were.”
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The ’80s scenes are welcome breaks from the high-octane action. It’s during these scenes that the movie is at its storytelling peak. The reason for the rivalry is explained in detail, making it easier to understand the rest of the plot. F9 has a scarcity of emotional moments but luckily, there is one at the start of the film when young Jakob and Dom watch their father die in a car crash.

Fast and Furious 9 Tej and Roman in space car

According to Reddit user, retroX4, “Roman and Tej are the two best characters” in the franchise and they proved so again in this movie. The user singles out their banter for praise, especially Roman’s analysis on the invisibility and immortality of the crew. The trip to space is also described as a strange and welcome high for the franchise.
Rumors of the franchise heading to space seemed like a joke a few years ago but it has finally happened. Though they depart Earth in a modified Pontiac Fiero, Roman and Tej’s Yuri Gagarin moment isn’t as ridiculous as audiences assumed it would be. Credit to the two for having the best brotherly bond since Dom and Brian.

Deckard Shaw’s Cameo In The Post Credit Scene

Deckard Shaaw behind the wheel of a car in Fate of the Furious

The post-credits scene unfolds beautifully. Someone is throwing fists at a punching bag only for the camera to then reveal that it’s none other than Deckard Shaw. Then someone knocks. It’s Han, and Shaw looks like he has seen a ghost. This is a marvelous moment according to Reddit user 1random_redditor, and many fans agree.
During its lengthy running time, the movie ignores its spinoff and two characters that helped make it popular: Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw. It’s a relief to finally see Deckard. Han waiting so many years to confront Deckard is one of the things that don’t make sense about F9 but fans are glad that his feud with Deckard is finally getting addressed. More of that is expected to play out in either Fast 10 or Hobbs & Shaw 2.

The Focus On Cars

Dom uses the 2020 Toyota Supra to flip over Otto's 16-wheeler in F9

One of the things that impress Redditor Spacetime_Inspector·is the movie’s keen focus on cars, compared to more recent installments, which have had prioritized espionage and fights. User iamaparade·adds that the director was actually mindful enough to “include a race,” one of the things that made the franchise great.
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It’s indeed worth acknowledging that while catering for casual fans, Fast 9 doesn’t forget the real car lovers. Over 24 different models are featured. There is even a Dodge Charger Hellacious that was made specifically for the movie. The directors of the Fast & Furious franchise always choose expensive cars and switch them frequently, adding to the overall glam of the proceedings.

Ramsey’s Screentime

Ramsey drives a truck as she pursues Otto in F9

Ramsey is not just a hacker dealing with God’s Eye this time. She’s involved in the action and even gets to be a driver too. Reddit user Apathymonger admits they were “happy that Nathalie Emmanuel got more to do” and seeing how Ramsey influenced the proceedings more.
While being a talented hacker still suits Ramsey, her involvement in the Edinburgh chase scenes provides comic relief, a burden that has previously been placed on Tej and Parker. In a typical Fast & Furious way, she goes from not knowing how to drive to speeding through the streets. Given that the writers of the Fast and Furious franchise often neglect some of the best female characters, including Cipher, Ramsey’s continued presence is definitely a necessity.

John Cena’s Performance

Jakob ziplines in F9 with a determined look on his face.

Redditor HoldinCouFeel concludes John Cena’s performance as Jakob Toretto is better than expected. On several occasions, the movies often see the villain reformed in some way – which happens with Jakob.
Good-guy Cena is still as interesting as bad-guy Cena. The WWE star has been slowly establishing himself as an action star. He has other major movies coming up and his performance here makes fans look forward to what’s in store next. There will always be comparisons with Dwayne Johnson but Cena manages to differentiate himself by sticking to his strengths.

The Inclusion Of The Tokyo Drift Crew

Sean and Twinkie inside an elevator in Tokyo Drift

Tokyo Drift characters Sean Boswell and Twinkie play a key role, helping Tej and Roman set up their rocket car. Reddit user Iveseenfootag3 likes the scenes involving the two. Han’s return is also a welcome surprise.  ·
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The movie’s overall nod to each of the past installments is something that’s guaranteed to appeal to fans that have been there from the beginning. Hobbs is the only character that isn’t acknowledged but audiences won’t have a problem with that since he is expected to still be heavily involved in the franchise via the spinoff.

The Movie’s Acknowledgment Of Its Own Cheesiness

Roman and Dom shoot at soldiers at the wreckage of Mr. Nobody's plane in Fast 9

One thing Redditor randomperson590·likes about F9 is that it doesn’t deny the fact that it’s cheesy. After Roman comes out with a scratch after being shot at by over 15 soldiers, he goes on to suggest that maybe the crew has special abilities.
The movie’s self-acknowledgment helps by putting to bed all suggestions that the franchise it’s realistic. Roman’s monologue lets viewers know that the director and writers are doing it all on purpose. There is no need to be angry about it. The best way to enjoy movies like this is to just sit back and enjoy.
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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.

2:03 Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto from The Fast & Furious Franchise

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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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