Fast X manages to pull off a high-wire third act packed of vehicle stunts, weapons, and explosives, much like every other film in the franchise before it. However, the tenth film's final half-hour boots the figurative speed pedal to set up the issues for its sequel (and probable threequel), instead of cleanly finishing the action in time for a backyard barbecue with the Fast Family. All the action is rather straightforward, but there is a lot of it.
We have a lot of questions about the direction that Fast X Part 2 or Fast 11 will take as a result of all that action. But let's speak about the conclusion first before we get to those.
The crew has been smoked out of their secret meeting place in Portugal, just as it appeared like John Cena's Jakob Toretto would manage to bring his elder brother's eight-year-old kid, Brian, aka Little B (Leo Abelo Perry), who can already do donuts in parking lots, there.
Dante Reyes, the son of Fast 5's politician, drug lord, and vault-holder Hernan Reyes, played by Jason Momoa, is the ballet-loving buff Joker villain who triangulates the location.
He has grabbed control of the God Hand, the ultimate hacking and tracking device. Henchmen swarm, and Jakob and Little B flee in his most recent creation, a vehicle outfitted with two cannons.
In a protracted vehicle chase, Alan Ritchson's Aimes, the new director of the Agency, who had unexpectedly (and curiously, even), turned out to be an ally in Rio, controls a military plane in which Vin Diesel's Dom backs his car out mid-air. Little B, who climbed onto the back of the car to repair the jammed weapon gear, is captured by Dante, who is pursuing Jakob.
Jakob sacrifices himself to give Dom the room he needs to retrieve his son as Dom closes in on him while being flanked by evil guys in automobiles. Little B successfully reunites with his father by following the advice he received at the beginning of the movie, “Find the line, feel the car, and let it fly.”
Little B successfully opens the passenger door of Dante's car right as it aligns with Dom's open passenger window. However, before Dom crashes two helicopters that harpooned his car.
There's still more, though! The mid-credits sequence in Fast X is a significant one.
After the opening credits, an unidentified agent finds himself in one of Dante's fake hideouts, this time a church (from Fast & Furious 4? ), which has one outdated TV from which Dante broadcasts more new information to viewers.
After the tragic vehicle accident on the Rio de Janeiro bridge in Fast 5, this masked man presumably shot and killed Hernan Reyes, and he is now on Dante's death list.
When the man removes his disguise, Dwayne Johnson can be seen playing the salt-and-pepper goateed Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs, who was looking for Dom and Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) in Fast 5. Finally, the film comes to a close.
At the conclusion of Fast & Furious 6, Gisele, a weapons expert and former Mossad agent who has appeared in multiple Fast films, gave her life to protect Han, her love interest since Fast 5, from one of Deckard Shaw's goons.
And yet, in the waning moments of Fast X, there she is, grinning and waving to Letty and Cypher from the door of her enormous rescue submarine that had just emerged through an ice sheet.
Gisele has a lot of explaining to do on how the hell she's alive and how she found the two women in the midst of the bitterly cold tundra once she actually gets some lines.