20 years, “Fast & Furious” has come a long way with millions of fans around the world.
For 20 years, the soul of the brand – leader Dominic Toretto (Dom) played by actor Vin Diesel has remained attached to “Fast & Furious”. The growth of this franchise is also the growth of Dom and the latest installment “Fast & Furious 9: Legend of Speed” will look back on the journey that made Dom the Dom he is today.
Race leader “Fast & Furious”
Right from the first part, Dominic Toretto has been identified as the main character of the series and this position has not changed throughout the 9 main films of “Fast & Furious”. At the beginning of the series, the audience gets to know Dom – a top street racer, a top mechanic. At first, Dom is just a criminal who specializes in stealing cars to support his family, but the audience soon realizes he is not an ordinary gangster. Dom adheres to his own moral values and the track has a special meaning to him.
Dominic once witnessed his biological father lose control on the track and die as soon as the car hit the wall and burst into flames. Dominic’s famous line speaks to his racing philosophy: “I live my life on every 400-meter race. Nothing else matters to me on the track. Not the mortgage, not the shop. , not my team and their crap. For those 10 seconds or less, I was completely free.”
From a criminal to a family man
But actually the most important thing to Dom is still family. Mia’s older sister and family were the original reason Dom joined the illegal business. Letty’s wife is a neighbor girl that Dom is close to and considers as family since childhood. Later, the definition of family with Dom also expanded to include brothers and teammates who were born and died with him. Family is the starting point and also what makes Dom different on the track.
Each movie is a time when a member of the Dom squadron faces danger or the family is in danger of breaking up. Through races and action sequences, Dom rescues and heals his family. The family element is simple, but it is the glue that binds every character, every movie and helps the “Fast & Furious” brand go to the 9th stage with a global total of nearly 6 billion USD. “Fast & Furious 9: Legend of Speed” is certainly not out of this topic, only Dom has become a different man now.
If before, he could risk his life on the track with Letty and Brian with the goal of huge money in front of him, now, Dominic has too much to lose. Dominic’s family is growing, which means he has more people to protect. After the 8th season, Dom had a son and the unruly spirit of death had to take the place of his efforts to protect his family. Therefore, the racer who is not afraid to confront both the drug lord and the most dangerous terrorist decided to retreat to hide, parting with the feeling of excitement that he once claimed was the reason for living life.
But only “family” makes Dom plunge into life-and-death battles again. In “Fast & Furious 9: Legend of Speed”, the appearance of Jakob Toretto – Dom’s younger brother, who is determined to join hands with Cipher to threaten Dom and his family. Now he has to face the decision to destroy his brother to protect those he loves, which also means going against a part of his family spirit. What will happen to Dom when faced with one of his closest friends and most dangerous enemies?
The answer awaits in the latest installment of the franchise. Surely a fiery encounter with countless action scenes beyond imagination will not disappoint the audience in “Fast & Furious 9: Legend of Speed”. The film is slated to hit theaters on January 7, 2022.