The series finale, Fast & Furious 11, may have trouble living up to the expectation. The odds for Dominic Toretto’s family are comparable to what’s available at the Betfair bookmaker; it keeps getting higher and higher in the Fast and Furious flicks, despite their best efforts to distance themselves from center stage. An eleventh film will wrap up the primary storyline of the franchise, even though ten films and a spinoff have already been released.
Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his kins have been through a lot over the years. From dealing with street crime to stopping nuclear terrorists, they made odd friends, lost and found friends, redeemed foes, made devastating sacrifices, and ultimately saved the world. Dominic and his people may appear unstoppable, but they are aware of the fact that everything must come to an end. No matter how sad the ending is, the Fast and Furious movies must be able to wrap things up in a satisfactory manner.
There’s a Promise to be Fulfilled
The 7th part of the franchise paid a moving tribute to Paul Walker, whose untimely death had a profound impact on the popular franchise. Even though The Fate of the Furious foretold a last ride and a final separation of the Toretto family, the Fast Saga continued with it. Fast X has made villains Deckard Shaw and Jakob Toretto into heroes, and F9 not only managed to keep things going for the movie but woke Han Lue back from the dead. The Fast and Furious franchise could theoretically go on indefinitely, what with Dante Reyes’ redemption in Fast X and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar’s possible resurrection.
For Fast and Furious 11 to live up to its billing as the final installment in the series, the film’s story must deliver on the series’ trademark “one last ride” tagline. Since Fast and Furious has broken this promise for several films in a row, the series needs to find a means to make the family’s final parting feel final. Not doing so would make Fast & Furious 11 look unfinished, despite the fact that no more installments are scheduled.
Viewers Seek a Definitive Ending
Fast X and Fast and Furious 11 have the task of building up a proper departure for the oldest characters that have made the franchise what it is in the last two decades, as it was established long before their release that they would be the last in the Fast Saga. Both films will need to radically alter their respective formulas and storylines in order to succeed. For instance, if the gang were to win over Dante Reyes or make friends with him and then celebrate with a cook out in Dominic’s backyard, it would seem like just another Fast and Furious movie, with the status quo as the final act.
How It Should End
With the groundwork created by Fast X, Fast and Furious 11 can strive to deliver the series’ most heart-wrenching moments, whether by tragically paying off its “one final ride” or by finishing the narrative on a happier note. Unsurprisingly, Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto is in need of a conclusive farewell, and the story may end with either Dom and Brian riding off into the sunset or Dom making a heroic sacrifice. Perhaps the biggest problem facing Fast & Furious 11 is wrapping up the franchise once and for all.