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Fast & Furious Has A Big Villain Problem: Can Momoa In Fast 10 Fix It?

Recent Fast and Furious movies have had a big antagonist problem, and Fast X will have to fix it in order for Jason Momoa’s villain to work. From stealing DVDs to preventing World War 3, the stakes for the Fast and Furious movies have drastically increased over the course of 20 years.

For the car stunts to continue getting bigger and more unpredictable, Fast and Furious also had to make its antagonists more skillful, although having all sorts of weapons and armies does not necessarily make for a good villain – especially when the same trick is played more than once.

At first, the Fast and Furious villains were not particularly memorable, as seen with 2 Fast 2 Furious’ Carter Verone and Fast & Furious’ Braga.

That started to change with Fast Five, which brought The Rock’s Hobbs as the villain in Dominic Toretto’s heist adventure.

The Rock as the Fast Five antagonist set the bar high for Fast and Furious’ villains, and thus the franchise could no longer go back to forgettable and generic crime bosses like the ones from the first few movies.

The Rock’s Hobbs was followed by Luke Evans’ Owen Shaw in Fast & Furious 6; Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw and Djimon Hounsou’s Mose Jakande in Furious 7; and Charlize Theron’s Cipher in The Fate of the Furious and F9, the latter of which also featured John Cena’s Jakob Toretto as an antagonist.

Of all the Fast and Furious villains, Charlize Theron’s Cipher was the only one to be the main antagonist in more than one film. Cipher was introduced in The Fate of the Furious as a hacker-terrorist with countless resources all over the world who had blackmailed Dom Toretto, but her plans backfired once the Fast and Furious family came to Dom’s rescue.

Despite the marketing being heavily focused on John Cena’s Jakob Toretto, Cipher was also the true F9 villain, as Dom’s lost brother would eventually go down a redemption arc towards the end of the film.

Cipher was defeated again in F9, but Charlize Theron’s character is confirmed to be returning in Fast X – which presents a problem.

Cipher has already been the main villain in two movies in a row, and the character actually prevented Jakob Toretto from being a true menacing antagonist, as he was more of a third party in the now repetitive clash between Dom and Cipher.

Jason Momoa’s Fast and Furious villain could fix that problem, but Fast & Furious 10 risks repeating the same F9 mistake if Cipher is once again the main antagonist.

In The Fate of the Furious, Cipher and her resources served as the perfect match for protagonist Dominic Toretto and his family, who were now also skillful secret agents.

Having an Academy Award winner like Charlize Theron playing a Fast and Furious villain was a remarkable feat for the franchise, and it proved how far the Fast and Furious films had come.

Cipher was the only Fast and Furious villain to actually hurt Dominic Toretto’s family, all of which made her downfall at the end of the movie even better.

However, once F9 brought Cipher back, she was no longer that menacing, precisely because she had already been defeated by Dom and his crew in The Fate of the Furious.

A similar thing is now set to happen in Fast & Furious 10, officially titled Fast X, as Cipher is once again returning after being defeated in F9. Once a villain is shown losing that many times, they lose their appeal – which is what is happening with Cipher.

In hindsight, Fast and Furious should have not broken its tradition of one-time only antagonists in F9. John Cena’s Jakob Toretto had all the ingredients to be a new, different type of Fast and Furious villain, but, in many ways, he was more of an instrument to Cipher’s plans.

Even if the plan was to redeem Jakob Toretto at the end, John Cena’s character could have worked perfectly without Cipher. One of the most interesting things about the Fast and Furious franchise is how each movie often features an entirely new set of threats,

a tradition that was broken in F9 as Cipher’s plans were way too similar to the one she had in The Fate of the Furious. Therefore, had Jakob been F9’s only villain, the movie could have been more unique when compared to The Fate of the Furious.

Just like The Fate of the Furious, F9 saw Cipher being defeated but surviving. Charlize Theron is part of the large Fast X cast, which also stars Jason Momoa as a brand-new villain.

The situation is already looking very similar to what happened in F9 – that is, a new villain is brought into the mix while Cipher also returns. The idea of a Jason Momoa Fast and Furious villain sounds incredibly exciting, which further supports the idea that the Fast & Furious 10 movie should avoid the F9 mistake of having two main antagonists.

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The Ultimate List of the Best Action Movie Hero Names

Arnold Schwarzenegger (aka “Arnie”, “The Austrian Oak”, or “The Govenator”) is an ultimate action movie legend of the first class. Both a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia champion bodybuilder and former Governor of California, Arnold has risen to the highest levels of worldly success.

Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, Arnold made his breakthrough into Hollywood action movies originally in sword-and-sorcery with Conan the Barbarian and in sci-fi with The Terminator, early roles which let him hide his thick accent and lack of American acting experience.

However, Arnold quickly found his niche and would go on to helm some of the most critically and commercially successful action movie blockbusters of all time. Including Terminator 2: Judgement Day and the Terminator Series, Commando, Predator, Total Recall and True Lies to name a few. While he has eased up in later years to pursue public office, his legacy remains Arnold strong!

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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991) Biography, Plot, Trailer

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation is a 1991 American martial arts action film starring Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, and James Booth. A sequel to American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), it is the fourth installment in the American Ninja franchise, followed by American Ninja V and was directed by Cedric Sundstrom. The film marked Michael Dudikoff’s final appearance in the American Ninja franchise.

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)


A Delta Force unit attempts to escape from a pursuing group of ninja in a foreign country but most are killed and the rest are captured. The secret Ninja Army is headed by Colonel Scarf Mulgrew) an ex-British policeman and anti-American who has joined with Shiekh Ali Maksood, a Muslim militant, who plans to bring a suitcase nuke to New York. Mulgrew threatens to burn the commandos alive and use the nuke unless he is paid a ransom of 50 million dollars. Agents Sean Davidson and Carl Brackston are sent on a covert mission to rescue the prisoners and defeat the terrorists.


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Sean and Carl parachute in and meet their contact Pango. While gathering information from a local operative named Freddie, they are confronted by Mulgrew and the corrupt local police headed by O’Reilly. Freddie is killed by Mulgrew but Sean, Carl, and Pango escape. Pango takes them to Dr. Sarah a Peace Corps nurse who hides them from the police. Soon after ninjas attack, capturing Sean, Carl and Sarah alive while Pango escapes, and imprisoning them in an old British fort to be tortured by Mulgrew. Mulgrew assaults Sarah and later it is revealed Mulgrew killed her father.


  • Michael Dudikoff as Agent Joe Armstrong
  • David Bradley as Agent Sean Davidson
  • Dwayne Alexandre as Agent Carl Brackston
  • Robin Stille as Dr. Sarah[3]
  • Ken Gampu as Dr. Tamba
  • James Booth as Colonel Scarf Mulgrew
  • Ron Smerczak as Shiekh Ali Maksood
  • Frantz Dobrowsky as Captain O’Reilly
  • Kely McClung as Super Ninja
  • Jody Abrahams as Pango
  • Anthony Fridjhon as Freddie / Treddle
  • David Sherwood as Gavin
  • Sean Kelly as Norris
  • Jamie Bartlett as Segal
  • John Pasternak as Carlos
  • Robin B. Smith as Schultz
  • Shane Safi as Little Special School Child

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Will Smith CONFRONTS Jim Carrey For HUMILIATING Him On Live TV

Get ready for the ultimate showdown! In this explosive video, Will Smith confronts Jim Carrey after being publicly humiliated on live TV.

The two Hollywood legends have a long-standing rivalry, but things came to a head after Jim’s controversial comments about Will during an interview.
With tensions running high, Will finally has the opportunity to confront Jim face-to-face and demand an apology.

But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
Watch now to find out!

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But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
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