Jason Momoa, who performs the villain Dante in “Quick X,” was upset he did not get to drive extra within the film. Nonetheless, at the very least he obtained to participate in a traditional “Quick & Livid” avenue race. At one level, Dom (Vin Diesel) takes on Dante in a race designed to convey 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 venture, that race was an essential addition to the unique script.
When Leterrier took over from Lin, he did an nearly complete rewrite of the “Quick X” script. He was additionally intent on including a avenue race, telling Leisure Weekly:
“That was not within the script, it is one thing I added. I truly wished a avenue race — I hadn’t seen a avenue 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.”
After all, 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 considered one of Dante’s meticulously-planned punishments for Dom, who not directly brought about the loss of life of Dante’s father (see the aforementioned “Quick 5”). The race itself turns into a sadistic recreation of loss of life when Dom realizes Dante has planted bombs on the opposite drivers’ automobiles, forcing him to determine who to save lots of. Hardly the type of NOS-fueled avenue motion that propelled the primary few movies, however massively entertaining nonetheless.