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F9 (also known as alternative title is Fast & Furious 9) is a 2021 American action sports thriller heist film directed by Justin Lin and written by Daniel Casey. It is a ninth sequel to The Fast and the Furious from 2001 and is the ninth main installment in the Fast & Furious franchise and the tenth full-length film released overall. It is the first film in the franchise since 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furious to not be written or co-written by Chris Morgan and the first film since 2013's Fast & Furious 6 to be directed by Lin. The film stars Vin Diesel, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron.

In the film, Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and his family must face a new, deadlier enemy in the form of Jakob (Cena), Dominic's younger brother, as well as their old threat Cipher (Theron).

With a ninth and tenth film planned since 2014, Lin was confirmed to be directing F9 in October 2017, returning to the franchise since last directing Fast & Furious 6 (2013). F9 is the first film in the franchise since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) not written by Chris Morgan. The cast was finalized with the addition of Cena in June 2019 and principal photography began that same month and lasted until that November, with filming locations including London, Los Angeles, Tbilisi, and Thailand.

The film originally was planned to be released in May 2020 but it was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It also has Universal pictures arrives of this movie like Nobody 2021, Spirit Untamed, Good on Paper, Dear Evan Hansen and more. It released on June 25, 2021 follows to Werewolves Within. It received mixed reactions from critics who praises Justin Lin's director and Some Performances but criticized the unrealistic action sequences and formulaic script. In July 2021, The film grossed $626.2 million worldwide against the production budget is $200 million+, which making a third highest gross films on international success.

Plot

In 1989, Jack Toretto participates in a race, with his sons Dominic and Jakob in his pit crew. Dom argues with rival racer Kenny Linder about his dirty tactics. As the race resumes, Linder's car clips Jack’s bumper and causes the car to hit a wall and explode, killing Jack. After the crash, Linder has an altercation with Dom, who nearly beats him to death. Dom gets arrested and while serving his sentence, Dom recalls that Jakob had worked on Jack's car the day he died, and realizes that Jakob is responsible for his death. Upon release, Dom confronts and challenges Jakob to a race, forcing him to leave town when he loses.

In the present, Dom is retired, raising his son Brian with his wife, Letty Ortiz. Roman Pearce, Tej Parker, and Ramsey arrive with news of Mr. Nobody capturing Cipher, with his plane attacked by rogue agents. The plane crashed in Montecito, Central America, and the team asks for his help in investigating it. Replaying the distress signal, Dom realizes Jakob is involved. Searching the plane, they find part of a device named Ares, which can hack into any computer weapons system but are attacked by a private army and Jakob, who steals the device. The team rendezvous with Michael Stasiak en route to their safe house. Dom is reluctantly joined by Mia Toretto, who wishes to help. The team learns that Han Lue is alive, and working with Mr. Nobody.

Meanwhile, Jakob meets with Otto, his associate. Cipher is held at their base and, after failing to sway Jakob, tells him the other half of Ares is in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Dom meets Buddy, who took Jakob in after his exile, and learns that Jakob is in London. Letty and Mia search for Han in Tokyo and encounter him and his ward Elle. Roman and Tej recruit Sean Boswell, Twinkie, and Earl Hu, who has been working on a rocket car. In London, Dom meets Queenie Shaw, who gives him Jakob's location. Dom confronts Otto and Jakob, who tells Dom to leave. Otto has Dom arrested, but Leysa, an old friend of Dom, helps him escape.

Tej, Roman, and Ramsey join Dom in Edinburgh, where Jakob is using an electromagnetic field to steal the second Ares device. Tej and Roman find the truck containing the electromagnet; as they fight Otto's men, Ramsey commandeers the truck to chase after Otto. Dom intercepts Jakob and the two fight throughout the city. Before Otto can extract Jakob, Ramsey runs his car off the road, and Dom uses the electromagnet to capture Jakob.

Otto recruits Cipher. At the safe house, Han reveals he was assigned to protect Elle and Ares, as Elle's DNA is its final component. When one of Mr. Nobody's agents went rogue, they used Deckard Shaw to fake Han's death, for him to protect Elle. Otto attacks the safe house and frees Jakob, who had been Mr. Nobody's rogue agent. Jakob reveals that their father had planned to fake his death to escape his massive debt, so he had Jakob tamper with his car, but the plan went awry, causing the car to explode, killing him. Jakob and Otto kidnap Elle and take the second Ares device.

Otto launches a satellite into orbit, while Jakob has Elle activate Ares. They begin uploading Ares to the satellite, moving throughout Tbilisi in an armored truck. Dom, Letty, Mia, Ramsey, and Han give chase to rescue Elle and stop the upload. As Mia and Han try to breach the truck, Jakob is betrayed by Otto, and thrown off the truck. Dom and Mia save him, and Jakob uses Mia's car to escape but returns to help Dom enter the truck. Using the rocket car, Tej and Roman enter orbit and destroy the satellite, stopping the upload. Cipher remotely pilots a jet to bomb the truck, attempting to kill Dom but kills Otto instead, and the ricocheting truck destroys Cipher's drone plane. Cipher escapes while Dom and Mia reconcile with Jakob and allows him to escape in Dom's car. A spaceship returns Tej and Roman to Earth.

The team celebrates their success with a barbecue. While preparing to say grace, Brian O'Conner arrives on his car in the driveway. In a mid-credits scene, Deckard Shaw is surprised when Han arrives at his door.

Cast

  • Vin Diesel as Dominic "Dom" Torreto, a main character who was appear on original film. Recently Vincent Sinclair portrayed the young version of him and Vinnie Bennett portrayed the teenage version of him
  • Michelle Rodriguez as Lefty Toretto-Ortiz, a main female character who was Dom's wife and a professional car driver. Azia Dinea Hale has been portrayed of young version of him
  • Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pierce, a 2nd main character who was Dom's member of group
  • Ludacris as Tej Parker, a 3rd main character who was mechanic from Miami and 2nd Dom's member of group
  • Nathalie Emmanuel as Miss Ramsey, a 4th main character who was computer hacktivist, a smart, and 3rd Dom's member of group
  • Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, a 5th main character who was Dom and Jakob's sister with 4th Dom's member of group. Siena Agudong portrays a young version of her.
  • Michael Rooker as Buddy, a mechanic of car and an old father of Dominic Toretto who took care of Jakob in the past.
  • Sung Kang as Han Lue, a 6th main character who was a car master and 5th Dom's member of group
  • Helen Mirren as Magdalene "Queenie" Shaw, a main antagonism who was mother of Dom's former enemies Owen and Deckard
  • John Cena as Jakob "Jake" Toretto, a 2nd main antagonism who was Dom and Mia's estranged brother, recently working as a master thief, assassin, and high-performance driver has been control by Cipher. Finn Cole was portrayed young version of him
  • Kurt Russell as Mr Nobody, a masteragent who was a leader of a covert ops team
  • Charlize Theron as Cipher, a 3rd main antagonism who was recently Dom's enemy and criminal mastermind

Additionally, Anna Sawai portrays Elle, Thue Ersted Rasmussen portrays Otto, J. D. Pardo portrays Jack Toretto, Jim Parrack portrays Kenny Linder, Martyn Ford portrays Sue, and Cardi B portrays Leysa, a woman who shares history with Dom. Karson Kern and Igby Rigney portray young versions of Vince and Jesse, respectively.

Lucas Black, Don Omar, and Shea Whigham reprise their respective roles as Sean Boswell, Santos, and Agent Michael Stasiak from previous films, while Bow Wow and Jason Tobin also reprise their roles as Twinkie and Earl, respectively, from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006). Cered and Ozuna portray young versions of Leo and Santos, respectively. Gal Gadot appears as Gisele Yashar, via archive footage of Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and Jason Statham, previously reprising the role as a portrayed Deckard Shaw who was a boxing days a week just limited has a contaminated uncredited has a cameo appearance during an end credits

Production

Development

On November 13, 2014, Universal Pictures chairwoman Donna Langley told The Hollywood Reporter that there would be at least three more films in the franchise after Furious 7 (2015).[3] In February 2016, Vin Diesel announced initial release dates for the ninth and tenth films, with the ninth film initially set to be released on April 19, 2019.[4] After the spin-off Hobbs & Shaw was announced, the release date for the ninth film was pushed back to April 10, 2020.[5]

In April 2017, Diesel and Dwayne Johnson confirmed their returns.[6] On October 25, 2017, Diesel revealed in a Facebook live video that Justin Lin, who directed from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) through Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and actress Jordana Brewster, who portrayed Mia Toretto in five of the franchise's films, would be returning for the ninth and tenth films.[7][8] On April 4, 2018, Johnson stated that he was unsure if he was returning for the ninth film due to working on the spin-off,[9] and he confirmed in January 2019 that he would not be appearing in the film.[10]

In May 2018, Daniel Casey was hired to write the screenplay after Morgan left due to his work on the Hobbs and Shaw spinoff film.[11] Michelle Rodriguez was also confirmed to reprise her role.[12] In February 2019, Universal Pictures announced that it was delaying the film by six weeks which would shift the release date from April 2020 to May 2020. It was reported that the delay was so that the film would not compete with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's No Time to Die, which was given a release date of April 8, 2020.

In June 2019, John Cena was officially cast in the film, after an initial announcement from Diesel in April.[14] In July 2019, Finn Cole, Anna Sawai and Vinnie Bennett joined the cast of the film. That same month, it was announced Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron would reprise their roles. Michael Rooker and MMA Fighter Francis Ngannou were added to the cast in August.[19] In October 2019, Ozuna and Cardi B joined the cast of the film.

Filming

Principal photography began on June 24, 2019, at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England. Filming took place in Los Angeles, Edinburgh and London, and also took place in Thailand for the first time, with Krabi, Ko Pha-ngan and Phuket used as locations. Part of the film was also shot in Tbilisi, Georgia. Filming wrapped on November 11, 2019.

In July 2019, stuntman Joe Watts, who doubled for Diesel, sustained a serious head injury during filming at Leavesden Studios.

Release

F9 was originally scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on May 22, 2020 by Universal Pictures, but on March 12, the film was pushed back a year to April 2, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But it was moved to June 25, 2021 follows to Werewolves Within. The movie will be digitally available in September 2021. Also this movie has been available on DVD and BluRay in October 6, 2021, with a Director’s cut coming out the day before.

Marketing

The first official trailer for the film was released on January 31, 2020. Also this movie has been official trailer 2 was released in April 14, 2021 by The Fast Saga. Also this movie trailer receives 291K likes to 10K Dislikes.

Music

This music has been release in June 17, 2021 by Universal Music and Atlantic. This music has been 14 music of totally different like Fast Lane, Lane Switcha, Hit Em Hard, I won, Rapido, Breathe, Real, Bussin Bussin, Furiosa, Ride The Night, Bushido, Speed It Up, Mala and Exotic Race.

List of Music

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Fast Lane" (performed by Don Toliver, Lil Durk, and Latto)
  • Caleb Toliver
  • Durk Banks
  • Alyssa Stephens
  • Tyshane Thompson
  • Jocelyn Donald
  • Jordan Douglas
  • Bryan Williams
  • Norman Payne
  • Byron Thomas
  • Ivory Scott
  • Altariq Crapps
  • PopNick
  • DJ Chose
  • Tariq Beats
2:52
2. "Lane Switcha" (performed by Skepta and Pop Smoke featuring ASAP Rocky, Juicy J, and Project Pat)
  • Joseph Adenuga
  • Bashar Jackson
  • Rakim Mayers
  • Jordan Houston
  • Patrick Houston
  • Danny Snodgrass, Jr.
  • Cody Rounds
  • Tanner Katich
  • John Mitchell
  • Jim Lavigne
  • Taz Taylor
  • Cxdy
  • OkTanner
  • MJNichols
2:48
3. "Hit Em Hard" (performed by Offset, Trippie Redd, Kevin Gates, Lil Durk, and King Von)
  • Kiari Cephus
  • Michael White IV
  • Kevin Gilyard
  • Banks
  • Dayvon Bennett
  • Brian Collins
  • Andrew Cedar
  • Ishmael Montague
  • Cedar
  • ISM
2:43
4. "I Won" (performed by Ty Dolla Sign, Jack Harlow, and 24kGoldn)
  • Tyrone Griffin, Jr.
  • Jackman Harlow
  • Golden Von Jones
  • Gradon Lee
  • Jake Troth
  • Dazmiere Jones
  • Vince Watson
  • Grady
  • Invincible
2:55
5. "Rapido" (performed by Amenazzy, Farruko, Myke Towers, Rochy RD)
  • José Betances
  • Carlos Reyes-Rosado
  • Michael Torres
  • Aderly Oviedo
  • Humberto Viana
  • Nicael Arroyo
  • Ronal Toro
  • Jose E. Luna
  • Edgar Machuca
  • Jose Mazo
  • Edgar Machuca
  • Gilbert Rodriguez
  • Lincoln Castañeda
  • Jose Nicael Arroyo
  • Humby
  • Nicael
  • Ricky Luna
  • Linkon
2:33
6. "Breathe (Liam H and René LaVice Re-Amp)" (performed by The Prodigy featuring RZA)
  • Robert Diggs
  • Liam Howlett
  • Keith Palmer
  • René LaVice
  • Keith Flint
Howlett 2:29
7. "Real" (performed by Justin Quiles, Dalex, and Konshens)
  • Justin Quiles
  • Pedro Daleccio
  • Garfield Spence
  • Hector Mendoza
  • Karloff Gaitan
  • Happy Colors
  • Gaitan
3:47
8. "Bussin Bussin" (performed by Lil Tecca)
  • Tyler-Justin Sharpe
  • Tarik Johnston
  • Rodolfo Argueta
  • Nicholas Zita
  • Rvssian
  • Pyroman
2:20
9. "Furiosa" (performed by Anitta)
  • Ale Alberti
  • Jon Wienner
  • Tobias Wincorn
  • Blue Gaillard
  • Gregory Hein
  • Sam Homaee
  • The Roommates
  • Wincorn
2:33
10. "Ride da Night" (performed by Kevin Gates featuring Polo G and Teejay3k)
  • Gilyard
  • Taurus Bartlett
  • Jared Scharff
  • Kevin Andre Price
  • Timothy Williams
  • Jaucquez Lowe
  • Pearl Lion
  • Go Grizzly
  • JaeGreen
2:48
11. "Bushido" (performed by Good Gas and JP the Wavy)
  • JP the Wavy
  • Trocon Roberts, Jr.Braxton Olita
  • Nvmbrtwntynice
  • Rhondo Robinson
  • Michael De'Jour Thomas
  • Sentaro Irizato
  • Braxton Olita
  • FKi 1st
  • De'Jour Thomas
  • RhondofromJersey
3:13
12. "Speed It Up" (performed by NLE Choppa featuring Rico Nasty)
  • Bryson Potts
  • Maria Kelly
  • Price
Go Grizzly 2:23
13. "Mala" (performed by Jarina De Marco)
  • Jarina De Marco
  • Adrianne Gonzalez
AG 2:20
14. "Exotic Race" (performed by Murci featuring Sean Paul and Dixson Waz)
  • Murci
  • Sean Paul Henriques
  • Nyann News Lodge
  • Jason Henriques
  • Wascar Moya
Murci 3:21
Total length: 39:12

Box Office Reception

As of July 31, 2021, F9 has grossed $167.7 million in the United States and Canada, and $458.6 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $626.2 million.

In the United States and Canada, F9 was projected to gross $55–65 million from 4,179 theaters in its opening weekend. The film made $30 million on its first day (including $7.1 million from Thursday night previews), both the best such totals of the pandemic period. It went on to debut to $70 million, the highest-grossing weekend since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ($72.4 million) in December 2019. Like previous Fast & Furious films, the audience was diverse (with 37% Hispanic, 35% Caucasian, 16% Black and 8% Asian) and skewed to both younger (51% under the age of 25) and male (57%) crowds. In its second weekend, the film fell 67% to $23 million, remaining atop the box office. With Universal's F9, The Boss Baby: Family Business, and The Forever Purge finishing in the top three spots, it marked the first time a single studio accomplished the feat since February 2005. It also crossed $100 million domestically and $400 million internationally in record time for the COVID-19 pandemic era. The film made $11.4 million but was dethroned by newcomer Black Widow the following weekend, then made $7.6 million in its fourth frame, finishing in fourth.

Over its five-day international opening weekend, beginning May 19, F9 was projected to gross $160–180 million from eight countries, including China, Russia, and South Korea. It went on to debut to $163 million, the biggest international opening for a Hollywood film since the pandemic began in March 2020. It also set the pandemic-record for IMAX gross ($14 million), and was the second-biggest May international opening ever, despite playing in 26 fewer countries than the current record holder, Captain America: Civil War. The top markets from the weekend were China ($136 million; the second biggest-ever opening of the franchise in the country), South Korea ($9.9 million), Russia ($8.3 million), Saudi Arabia ($2.67 million), and the UAE ($2.64 million). In its second weekend of international release the film made $30.8 million, including $20.3 million (-85%) in China and $3.7 million (-42%) in South Korea.

Critical Reception

The movie received 60% almost gave 82% in audience score based on 291 critics with an average of 5.3/10. The Consultants critical saids "F9 sends the franchise hurtling further over the top than ever, but director Justin Lin's knack for preposterous set pieces keeps the action humming." According to Metacritic, the movie received 59/100 over 4.4/10 indicated "mixed or average reviews." According to The Guardian, the movie received 4/5 stars and says "Vin Diesel and crew kick Isaac Newton’s ass." According to Cinemascore, audience polled that movie received "B+" on A+ to F scale. According to PostTrak, the movie received 80% but it also reportedly gave it score of audience with 62% was gonna like to recommend it. The Wrap of Alfonso Duralde has also saids "Physics, gravity, and logic in general have long since been thrown out the window, but the jolts of pleasure keep coming." Meanwhile, Common Sense Media recently received 2/5 stars from Jeffrey M Anderson and wrote says that "Like most of the movies in the Fast series, this one has half a dozen surprising, exciting adrenaline-fueled moments, but the road between them is long, uninteresting, and nonsensical." The New York Times in A.O. Scott says "Vin Diesel returns to lead his fast and furious family on another dangerous and ridiculous mission." Indiewire received a "C+" rating recommended to this movie and says "This is a movie that sling-shots so far past self-parody that it loops all the way back to something real." According to Variety, Owen Gleiberman says "The scene is so over-the-top ludicrous that it's if the filmmakers were saying, 'Let's put what would have been the grand climax of Fast and Furious 4 in the opening half hour.' Good enough. But what do you do for an encore?" According to The Wall street Journal, Around Joe Morgenstern says ""F9” makes a mockery of itself before anyone else can—it’s a gleefully shoddy goof on a pseudo-epic scale." The Hollywood Reporter in the John Defore says "probably sounds like more fun than it is." According to Empire, the receive 3/5 stars and says "Course-correcting to some degree with the return of its most inspired director, Justin Lin’s latest F&F instalment is a little too plastic at times, but back on track." Matt Patches of Polygon criticized the film for its lack of characterization, saying, "After 20 years of Fast films, Dom is a totally functional blockbuster superhero," and that "F9 counteracts any character development by devoting a grating amount of time to meta-commentary on its own ridiculousness." "Each location fills Lin’s pockets with the currency of imagination, which he cashes in with absolute delight. Where previous installments built off the glory of The Italian Job, The French Connection, and Mad Max: Fury Road, F9 finds inspiration in the Harlem Globetrotters. The cars catch falling bystanders, flip over enemy off-roaders, and stage intricately choreographed attacks using amped-up magnets." Variety's Owen Gleiberman found one of the opening scenes to be "the suspenseful high point of the movie," and wrote, "The scene is so over-the-top ludicrous that it's [as] if the filmmakers were saying, 'Let's put what would have been the grand climax of Fast and Furious 4 in the opening half hour.' Good enough. But what do you do for an encore?" Writing for The Hollywood Reporter, John DeFore said that the feature "probably sounds like more fun than it is," and concluded his generally negative review by saying that "Furious 7 was a lot more fun. And, not that anyone cares, but it was more believable as well." Meanwhile, IndieWire's David Enrlich gave a more positive response with a C+ rating, and praised Lin's direction, writing, "This is a movie that sling-shots so far past self-parody that it loops all the way back to something real." Jesse Hassenger of The A. V. Club also gave the film a C+ rating, remarking that "Lin’s writing just isn’t as fleet as his directing—and his directing in F9 isn’t as fleet as his work on Fast Five or Fast & Furious 6." He added, "The problem is all the runway in between the highlights, even longer than the endless literal concrete of the Fast & Furious 6 climax. After a reinvention as a warmer, more diverse Mission: Impossible (practically name-checked here), the series has wound up more like a mid-period James Bond movie in its channel-surfing bloat." The Hollywood Outsider's Morgan Lanier described the film as a “ridiculous, over-the-top, slightly insane mess of a movie”, praising Rodriguez, Brewster, and Emmanuel for getting “the women in it’s line-up the chance to shine more”. They all get to “kick some major butt”. Lanier also praised the improbable stunts, high speed chases, rockets, grenades, and landmine fields. Lanier however, stated for all the fun she had that the movie “plot is stale, Vin Diesel has never been a star actor, John Cena doesn’t have enough time on screen […] and even Helen Mirren’s cameo is kind of lame”. Lanier concluded that F9 is exactly what you expect it to be, “fast cars, funny lines, insane set pieces, and lots of explosions”. Despite receive an amazing from mixed receive from critics. Also this movie has been treatable and creativable was intelligent of uphill to downhill officially. About Cancel Culture has been also bad to make itself to toxicity to delayed this movie. 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Future

F9 will be followed by a tenth installment. In October 2020, it was revealed that the series will conclude with a tenth and an eleventh installment, with Lin set to direct and the cast set to return for both.

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