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10 Unpopular Opinions About Fast & Furious 6, According To Reddit

Coming off the heels of the best-reviewed Fast & Furious movie of all time, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 had loads of high expectations, but it paid off, as the movie is what tipped the series into becoming a multi-billion dollar franchise. And it did so by ramping up everything that fans love about the series, such as the physically impossible stunts and the high-octane action scenes.

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However, not every Fast & Furious fan can be satisfied all that easily. Between completely abandoning street racing, featuring an over-the-top final act, and the way it strangely connects to Tokyo Drift, a lot of outspoken fans have some unpopular opinions about the sixth movie.

The Plane Scene Is The Worst

A car drives out of exploding plane in Fast & Furious 6

One of the best things about the sixth movie is the massively ambitious finale, as it sees the gang attempt to chase down a plane that Owen Shaw is about to take off in. The scene has drawn criticism from some because of how long the scene is compared to how a real-life runway is.
It has been calculated that the runway must have been 28 miles long for the scene to make any sense. And for this reason, one Redditor simply calls it “the worst.” However, the vault heist at the end of Fast Five, which has also been praised to no end, was just as unrealistic, as it saw two muscle cars pull a literal 10-ton vault at high speed. And on top of that, audiences don’t exactly watch the Fast & Furious series for how authentic it is.

It Features The Best Cars In The Series

A Dodge Charger SRT 8 is parked in Fast & Furious 6

By this point in the series, admiring the cars was almost pointless, as the franchise was no longer about street racing, but heists and spies. But regardless of what the movie’s about, it still features a ton of cars for the gear-head fans.
Though there are still cars in the movie, Fast & furious 6 is known for not having the best line-up of vehicles compared to the other movies. It features neither the fastest cars in the series or the most expensive ones. However, this Redditor believes it has the best selection of vehicles than any of the other movies, specifically noting Brian’s Ford Escort and Rome’s Mustang.

Owen Shaw Is The Reason Why It’s The Best Fast & Furious Movie

Som squares up to Shaw in Fast & Furious 6

Ultimately coming to the conclusion that Fast & Furious 6 is their favorite movie in the series, this user claims it’s the best purely because of the villain, Owen Shaw. But in the time since, Cipher has been introduced to the series, and she has been so well developed as a villain that she’s almost like the Thanos of the Fast & Furious series, as she’s the main villain in both Fate of the Furious and F9.
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However, to the user’s credit, Evan is one of the best characters introduced after the first movie. Up to this point in the series, there hadn’t been a villain of any substance, as Fast Five featured a run-of-the-mill corrupt multi-millionaire, and 2 Fast 2 Furious had Carter Verone.

It’s Better Than Fast Five Because Letty Is In It

Letty repairs her car in Fast & Furious 6

In Fast & Furious, Letty was killed off, and some believe that left Fast Five with a Letty-shaped hole. However, though she does have a huge presence in the series and is the primary person who motivates Dom in anything he does, she isn’t all that integral to the franchise, which is exactly why she was the character who was killed off.
And on top of that, Fast Five is universally known as the crown jewel in the Fast & Furious franchise, not just because of the character choices, but because of the narrative, the story arcs, and, of course, the introduction of Hobbs.

The Spy Elements Were An Awkward Transition

Owen Shaw drives a truck in Fast and Furious 6

Fast Five is the biggest tent pole movie in the entire franchise, as it completely transformed the series into what it is today. The movie seamlessly turned a series that was known mostly for its street racing into a heist movie along the lines of Ocean’s Eleven.
While Fast & Furious 6 still retains those heist elements, it attempts to go even further by making it somewhat of a spy thriller. Not everyone thought the transition was as seamless as it could have been, but given that it holds one the highest scores in the series on IMDb, and it’s most loved for Owen Shaw, the spy elements were more than welcomed by audiences.

It Focused More On Action Than Street Racing Than Fast Five

Brian and Dom drag a vault through Rio in Fast Five

Coming to the defense of Fast & Furious 6 in an apparent war between the movie and Fast Five, this Redditor argues that the sixth installment of the franchise is much more action-oriented than Fast Five. And not only that but there’s less of a focus on street racing too.
However, neither of the movies pays much attention to street racing, and there is literally one race in both movies. And on top of that, street racing had been fairly absent ever since the fourth movie, with Tokyo Drift being the final feather in Fast & Furious’ street racing cap.

The Dialogue Was Dumbed Down

Mia and Brian try to get off the plane in Fast & Furious 6

One Redditor criticizes the dialogue of the movie, claiming it is too dumbed down compared to the movies that came before it. But the thing is, the dialogue in the Fast & Furious movies has never been all that deep. Even from the very movie that came before Fast & Furious 6, it had dialogue that was so much sillier. And Hobbs specifically has some outrageous one-liners and burns.
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Every movie that came before Fast & Furious 6 and every movie that comes after Fast & Furious 6 will always have hilariously silly dialogue, and there will always be some diatribe about family. It’s one of the many great things of the series, as there’s absolutely no pretense.

The Way It Connects to Tokyo Drift Is Clever

Han and Gisele lean on their motorbikes in Fast & Furious 6

Tokyo Drift features one of the most heartbreaking moments in the F&F series, as Han crashes his Mazda RX-7, and it explodes almost instantly. In the mid-credits scene in the sixth movie, the death is retconned by showing the Furious 7 villain, Deckard Shaw, intentionally murdering Han. One Redditor thinks the scene was ingenious, but they are in the minority.
The popular opinion is that the timeline of the series and where Tokyo Drift fits into the universe is massively confusing because of this scene. And it seems like they are retconning the same scene for a second time, as the trailer for F9 has revealed that Han is actually still alive (which hilariously inspired the Twitter hashtag, #JusticeForHan).

It’s Totally Forgettable

Hobbs and Elena exit a Jeep in Fast & Furious 6

This Reddit user claims that they have seen it three times and can’t even remember what happens in it. But though it was the movie that ramped up the soap-opera-like storytelling and acting to the max, it’s far from forgettable.
The movie literally features a plane exploding as Dom flies into the side of it in a vehicle and then headbutts someone in mid-air. Fast & Furious 6 is a lot of things, as it’s over-the-top bombastic, full of ridiculous one-liners, and a brilliant but convoluted premise, but one thing it’s not is forgettable. It’s one of the best movies in the series according to Rotten Tomatoes.

It’s Peak Fast & Furious

Roman dives onto another car

As the large-scale action is one of the ways the series changed for the better after Fast Five, a select few believe the sixth movie is “peak” Fast & Furious. However, the movie is barely the peak of any of the F&F tropes fans have come to love. It barely has any street racing in it like the first movies, and all of the movies that came after ramped up both the gravity-defying action and the melodramatic storylines.
Deckard Shaw might appear at the end of the movie to avenge his sibling, but F9 features Dom’s long-lost brother and is in combat with his mother. And F&F6 might feature a plane exploding, but Furious 7 sees Dom and Brian jump between three skyscrapers in Dubai.
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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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