Farewell to Fast & Furious: Revved Down, Thank God

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Imagine my joy when I stumbled upon Vin Diesel’s Instagram post over the weekend.

Farewell to Fast & Furious: Revved Down, Thank God

The rumblings suggest that the upcoming “Fast X: Part 2” might just be the last installment in the wild ride of the 23-year-old “Fast & Furious” franchise.

Vin Diesel, the man himself, spilled the beans with a post full of anticipation.

He shared his enthusiasm after a sit-down with the writers and the crew, hinting at a climactic conclusion. And boy, was he hyped.

But what’s the big deal, you might ask? Well, Vin didn’t just call it an ending; he dubbed it a grand celebration of the family they’ve built together over the years.

Sounds like they’re wrapping things up with a bang, right?

And honestly, it’s about time! This franchise has been burning rubber since the days of George W. Bush.

picture this: “The Fast and the Furious” hit theaters alongside iconic films like “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” That’s ancient history in Hollywood terms.

Now, I get it, if “Fast” kept reinventing itself like Bond or the “Mission: Impossible” series, we might give it a pass.

But let’s be real, these movies have about as much depth as a kiddie pool. We’re talking brain cells dwindling faster than a guy huffing paint all day.

Although Universal hasn’t dropped the official hammer, “Fast X: Part 2” seems to be waving goodbye to the main franchise.

I mean, the tagline for “Fast X” was “The last ride” – pretty clear, right? And get this, there’s chatter about splitting the final story into three films. Talk about dragging it out.

But fear not, speed demons! Spinoffs like a potential “Hobbs & Shaw 2” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham are still on the table.

Farewell to Fast & Furious: Revved Down, Thank God
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Plus, rumor has it, that an all-female “Fast” flick is revving up in the background.

Closing the chapter on Dom, Letty, and the gang might just be the breath of fresh air this franchise needs.

Especially when Hollywood seems to be churning out mindless sequels faster than you can say “action.”

Let’s address the elephant in the room: the sheer lunacy we’ve witnessed lately.

Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson cruising into space in a rocket-strapped Pontiac Fiero? Snacking included, of course.

And who could forget the Rome chase in “Fast X,” where Dom goes toe-to-toe with a bomb that defies physics?

But it’s not just the stunts that have us scratching our heads. The fatigue on the actors’ faces is palpable.

Diesel, Rodriguez, Cena – they’re not the fresh faces they used to be. They’re more like the guy from the “Time to Make the Donuts” commercial, on repeat.

Let’s face it, the heart of “Fast & Furious” shattered with Paul Walker’s tragic passing in 2013.

“Furious 7” should’ve been the curtain call. Yet, here we are, with Helen Mirren hopping on board and Jason Momoa squealing as the villain in “Fast X.”

As Momoa’s character says, “The days where a man behind the wheel of a car could make a difference are over.” And maybe it’s time for “Fast & Furious” to park in the garage too.

What are your thoughts on this? Feel free to share your opinions in the comments below!

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