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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 Needs Hobbs Vs. Dom (To End The Rock & Vin Diesel’s Feud)


Fast and Furious 11 needs to feature an epic fight between The Rock and Vin Diesel to resolve the real-life feud and bring closure to their characters’ relationship. The clash between Dom and Hobbs in Fast Five was a game-changer, and revisiting that epic confrontation in Fast 11 would elevate the action and add nostalgia. A showdown between Dom and Hobbs in Fast 11 could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation, reaffirming the underlying themes of family and unity in the franchise.

Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has returned to the Fast Saga, Fast and Furious 11 needs to include an epic fight between Johnson and Vin Diesel. In the high-octane world of the Fast and Furious franchise, the thrill of fast cars and heart-stopping action has always been amplified by the magnetic on-screen chemistry between its stars. However, a real-life feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel has been brewing since 2016. Director Louis Leterrier achieved the impossible by bringing The Rock back into the fold. Now, he must find a way to reunite Luke Hobbs and Dominic Toretto on-screen.

Ever since Fate of the Furious, the void left by The Rock’s absence has grown more conspicuous. The actor’s feud with Vin Diesel has cast a shadow over the franchise, making it increasingly difficult for the writers and directors to craft a cohesive narrative. As Fast Saga fans await the next installment, all eyes are on Leterrier to weave a compelling story that not only showcases jaw-dropping action but also offers a chance for Hobbs and Dom to partake in an epic showdown.

Hobbs & Dom Fighting In Fast & Furious 11 Would Bring Their Arc Full Circle
Vin Diesel's Dom confronts Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs in Fast Five

Fast X and Fast and Furious 11 act as sequels to Fast Five in many ways, so it makes perfect sense for the upcoming installment to build on the fight scene between Dom and Hobbs from Fast Five. The clash between the two powerhouse characters left an indelible mark on fans. Revisiting that epic confrontation could elevate the adrenaline-fueled action and add a layer of nostalgia to Fast and Furious 11. Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a change of heart and returned to the Fast Saga, the anticipation for a rematch between his and Vin Diesel’s characters has reached a fever pitch.

Dom and Hobbs’ showdown in Fast Five was a game-changer for the franchise, propelling it to new heights with its intensity and raw energy. Given the unresolved tension between the two stars in real life, a meticulously crafted fight scene in Fast 11 has the potential to invigorate the climax of the series and provide a cathartic experience for the actors and fans alike. As Fast 11 may be the final chapter in the Fast and Furious universe, all eyes are on this anticipated clash. Hopefully, a brotherly fight will be the defining moment that brings harmony back to the Fast Saga family.

The Rock & Vin Diesel Can Put Their Feud To Rest On Screen
Hobbs holding on to Dom in Fast and Furious 5

Vin Diesel and The Rock’s personal history adds a layer of complexity to any potential fight between their characters in Fast and Furious 11. Given their real-life feud, it’s unlikely either actor would be portrayed as the clear winner or loser. Moreover, from a storytelling perspective, it would be counterproductive to have Dom excessively harm or kill Hobbs or vice versa. However, as the series approaches its potential end, a showdown between Dom and Hobbs could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation. After all, throughout the Fast and Furious films, audiences have witnessed a recurring pattern of men engaging in physical conflicts before eventually forming unbreakable bonds.

For instance, Fast and Furious sees Dom and Brian’s tumultuous relationship evolve into a deep brotherly connection after a series of knock-down, drag-out fights. This same sort of understanding between Dom and Hobbs would reaffirm the underlying themes of reconciliation and family that have contributed to the franchise’s enduring popularity. By embracing the notion that they are, in a sense, brothers, Dom and Hobbs could mend their on-screen relationship and deliver a broader message of unity. This would ultimately give fans a satisfying conclusion to their relationship in Fast and Furious 11.

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Vin Diesel Posts Paul Walker Tribute On 10th Anniversary Of His Death


Vin Diesel shares a touching tribute to Paul Walker 10 years after the actor’s tragic death on November 30, 2013. Diesel expresses that “more smiles manage to break through the tears” as years pass because he knows his bond with Walker will be stronger than ever when they eventually reunite. Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, remains alive in the world of Fast and Furious, and Diesel has previously teased that the franchise won’t end without a proper farewell to Brian and Walker.

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel takes to social media to share a touching tribute to Paul Walker, 10 years after the actor’s death. First released in 2001, the debut installment in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise introduces Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Walker as Brian O’Connor. Both characters would return for a number of sequels, but Walker tragically passed away on November 30, 2013, during the production of Furious 7.

Now, on the 10th anniversary of Walker’s passing, Diesel has shared a touching tribute post on Instagram to honor his late Fast and Furious costar. Check out the actor’s emotional post below:

Accompanying an image of Walker with one of his daughters, Diesel reminisces about an important lesson learned from the late actor and how his legacy still lives on today. Diesel’s full caption is included below:

I was listening to a song this morning…‘That Lucky Old Sun’… thought of you, racing around Heaven all day. Hahaha…
The family of the Mourning, feels like it has grown since a decade ago… feel’s like that experience of losing someone is far too common today. Leaving more and more of us in search for meaning, trying to make sense of this complex existence…
Oh, I have finally understood what you use to do with the phone, “phone Fasting”… you had the insight to turn off your phone for long stretches of time. I started this year to do just that. You used to say, Vin and I can go years without talking, and our brotherhood will always be stronger than we left it, the ones who truly love you will always be there.
Amen to that.
This is one of my favorite images ever taken… You knew how proud I was when my daughter, the Alpha Angel, your niece would play the piano… well last night she was playing Moonlight Sonata… it took me back to the night before she was born. Me and you were working late… you were telling me that the best moment in life would be witnessing my child being born. That priceless smile you had when I told you the next day that I had cut the umbilical cord…
The next song she started playing on the piano is by an artist you would have loved, named Billie Eilish, ‘What was I made for’… when she started to play, the other angels all came and joined her at the piano and they started singing… wow…emotions… angels, I know you were listening.
After ten years… I know these days of beautiful remembrance will be filled with tears. But as time rolls on, with each year that passes… more smiles manage to break through the tears. Cause I know, when I see you again… our brotherhood will be stronger than we left it.
Miss you.

Will Brian Be Seen Again In Fast & Furious?
Furious 7 Reveals How Paul Walker’s Character Can Return
CGI Paul Walker in Furious 7.

Walker’s death in November 2013 came with a great deal of sadness, but it also created problems for the Furious 7 production, which was about halfway done. It was ultimately decided that Walker’s remaining scenes would be completed with a digital recreation of the actor, with his two brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, serving as body doubles. Although Walker may have passed away, Brian remains alive and well within the world of the films, though he has not been seen in the flesh since Furious 7’s emotional ending.

The closet audiences have come to seeing Brian again (outside of the flashbacks featured in Fast X) is at the end of F9: The Fast Saga, when the character’s iconic Nissan Skyline pulls up at Dom’s house. This summer’s Fast X supposedly sets up the conclusion of the franchise in an 11th and potentially 12th installment (in addition to the announced Dwayne Johnson Luke Hobbs spinoff movie), and it’s very likely that the final movie will see Brian return in some capacity.

Diesel has also essentially teased as much, telling Total Film (via GamesRadar) earlier this year: “I couldn’t imagine this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian O’Conner.” It’s unclear if this will mean a substantial digital recreation of the actor for extended portions of the film or a quick cameo at the very end, but it seems like audiences haven’t seen the last of Brian just yet. Even in death, Walker remains a key pillar of Fast and Furious, and it’s fitting that the final film will feature another heartfelt goodbye to further honor the late actor.

Source: Vin Diesel/ Instagram

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All 4 Fast & Furious Heroes Who Stayed Dead (& Which One Is Most Likely To Return)


Fast & Furious franchise is known for bringing back dead characters, but there are a few heroes who have remained dead. Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, died in a racing accident and his death should not be undone in the franchise. Jesse, a member of Dom’s crew, was killed in a drive-by shooting, while Vince was killed during an ambush. Elena, Dom’s love interest, was killed by the villain Cipher.

The Fast & Furious franchise has brought many characters back from the dead, but a handful of its heroes have remained killed off after their demise. The Fast Saga has taken its characters on a wild ride from street racing to the most outlandish adventures possible. The running theme of the Fast & Furious franchise has long been family, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) building quite a large family indeed over the course of the Fast Saga’s run.

On top of its embrace of ridiculous, superhuman feats as a staple of its action scenes, the Fast & Furious movies are also well known for bringing back seemingly dead characters for more missions. The returns of Sung Kang’s Han in F9 and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar in Fast X would be especially noteworthy in emphasizing the notion that no Fast & Furious death is irreversible. However, that is not entirely true, as there have been a few Fast & Furious heroes who have died and never come back.

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4 Jack Toretto
An image of Jack Toretto driving a car in F9

Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo) is the father of Dom, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and Jakob Toretto (John Cena), and is first seen in a flashback to 1989 in F9. Jack is a highly skilled race car driver who instilled that talent in his children, with Dom and Jakob being part of his racing pit crew. However, Jack’s racing career took a tragic turn when his car malfunctioned and crashed, killing him. Dom later beat his father’s racing opponent, Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), almost to death with a wrench, believing him responsible for his father’s demise.

This tragedy also led to Dom and Jakob falling out, with Dom later coming to believe that Jakob set up their father’s death since he was the last one to work on his car. However, Jack was intentionally attempting to throw the race in order to get his family out of debt. He had asked Jakob to help tinker with his car so that it would fail, with Jack’s death being unintentional on both their parts. While his return has been theorized by fans, of all the characters killed off in Fast & Furious, Jack Toretto’s death should never be retconned.

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

One of the early members of Dom’s family in the original The Fast and the Furious, Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was the brains of Dom’s crew in his enterprise of stealing DVD players. Jesse went on the run after losing a street race to Dom’s rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), having bet his MK3 Volkswagen Jetta in the race. Jesse was later killed outside of Dom’s house when Johnny Tran and his associate Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) arrived and performed a drive-by shooting. Dom and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) then chased down Johnny Tran and Lance Nguyen to avenge their fallen friend.

2 Vince
fast and furious 5 vince

Vince (Matt Schulze) was another member of Dom’s crew in The Fast & the Furious, and he was badly injured during a truck heist in that first movie. After his recovery, Vince fled to Rio de Janeiro where he later reunited with Dom and family in Fast Five. Despite Vince having settled down with a wife and a baby son, he agreed to join Dom’s daring heist of Rio’s most feared crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Unfortunately, Vince was killed during an ambush by Reyes’s team. After successfully pulling off the heist, Dom left Vince’s intended share of the money with his wife and son.

1 Elena
Elena Neves walks with her gun drawn by a car

Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) worked alongside Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in apprehending Dom and his crew in Fast Five. She and Dom gradually developed feelings for each other, however, and departed for Spain with Dom at the end of the movie. After Dom learned that his wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) was still alive despite her apparent death in Fast & Furious, Dom and Elena had an amicable split, only for it to later be revealed that Elena is the mother of Dom’s son in The Fate of the Furious.

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After Elena was killed by the villainous Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dom and Letty raised the boy together, with the two naming him Brian after Brian O’Conner. Meanwhile, Dom later met Elena’s sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior), who joined Dom’s crew in Fast X. While Elena remains deceased as of Fast X, the arrival of her sister Isabel and Fast & Furious’s habit of not truly killing off characters makes her the most likely thought-to-be-dead hero to potentially return as the franchise speeds towards its finale.

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