Jason Momoa, who performs the villain Dante in “Quick X,” was upset he did not get to drive extra within the film. Nonetheless, no less than he obtained to participate in a traditional “Quick & Livid” road race. At one level, Dom (Vin Diesel) takes on Dante in a race designed to deliver an finish to the evil-doer’s grand plan. In response to Louis Leterrier, who took over directing duties after Justin Lin’s abrupt exit from the undertaking, that race was an essential addition to the unique script.
“That was not within the script, it is one thing I added. I really wished a road race — I hadn’t seen a road race for some time and I wished the antagonist to be a driver, I wished to see our actors behind the wheel, I wished to create particular cameras and rigs to fly by means of the automobiles like we have by no means seen earlier than. I did all that stuff and that was my dream come true.”
In fact, with the “Quick” franchise being what it’s as we speak, the precise race is way more than a simple battle to cross the end line first. Set in Rio de Janiero, the competitors seems to be one among Dante’s meticulously-planned punishments for Dom, who not directly brought on the loss of life of Dante’s father (see the aforementioned “Quick 5”). The race itself turns into a sadistic sport of loss of life when Dom realizes Dante has planted bombs on the opposite drivers’ automobiles, forcing him to determine who to avoid wasting. Hardly the type of NOS-fueled road motion that propelled the primary few movies, however vastly entertaining nonetheless.