The stunts may be totally impossible in reality, the plot completely implausible, but that is not why you go to see these movies! This franchise has had it's ups and downs throughout the years, and it's the strong men in a no holds bar brawl with fast cars and awesome action that really kept this franchise running as long as it has. There is nothing groundbreaking about these pictures, but in the end, escapism is the best word to use when talking about these films. In "Furious 6" we start where the fifth ended. Dom, Bryan, Mia, and the rest of the crew are all living their living where they want to, but when they find out that a worldwide criminal has been working with one of their long-lost loves, they must reunite with previous enemies to take this guy down. The reward is finally gaining their freedom. I loved this film from start to finish, aside from some hilarious CG Heavy action sequences. The charm of family and friends is stronger than ever, and they learn that losing ones close to them really hits home. "Furious 6" has much more heart than the rest of the series, making this one of the best in it's franchise. It delivered everything I wanted and more, and the "after-credits-scene" blew my mind! A fantastic edition!
I have no idea what turned Justin Lin into such an amazing director, and this is extremely hard to say, but the first film has always been the best in the franchise, and I knew that absolutely nothing could top it. I was wrong, Fast Five is that film that, honestly, I have not been waiting for. This film topped the original, which I did not want to happen, because the original is so amazing; However, this film stands alone, as a completely different film from the first four. It is no longer a racing series, but it is now a heist series that will give our cast a free life. Every single character that remains alive from all of the previous films, come together here to perform one last job after breaking Dominic Toretto out of prison. They assemble a team to rob the city of 10 million dollars. They wish to do this, because they are all tired of running, and they are all going to get caught sooner or later, so they are in pursuit of this money, to gain freedom. This explosive action flick, has more backstory and character development than any of the franchise films put together. The characters are extremely well acted, and I felt myself becoming compassionate to every character in every scene who was put in any type of danger. They have brought back in subplots from the first film that had me in tears, and placed a smile on my face when the table were turned. This may be too soon to say, and I may just be in shock of how brilliant this over-the-top, awesome action film truly is, but ever since the original, it has been one of my favourite films of all time, and now this film surpasses that, which leaves me with the gratitude of calling this one of the best action films I have ever seen! Finally, a "fast and furious" film that actually takes itself seriously while still having a load of fun. Sure it still has the cheese, it still has the puns, and it still has the laughs, but Fast Five is far more than just a fun ride, it is a true experience that is not to be missed. I will see this film many, many more times. I can't begin to describe the words I would use for this EPIC feature. Magnificent!
Fast & Furious improves over what the previous two failed upon (losing the cast), but they will never make a fast & furious movie that will top the original! This film has an interesting story, Brian O'Connor is back in the police business as he comes bak into contact with Dominic Toretto, and as he is on pursuit to take down a drug importer, things get messy. They end up working together and become friends once again. Brian once again, places his career on the line, This is definitely not the best in the franchise, but I do think it tops the second and third instalment. Looking forward to the continuation in 2011!
This film, starring an entirely new cast, is actually very, very enjoyable fun; However, even though I am saying that, it is definitely the weakest in the franchise, not because the story sucks, but because the cast is all missing, and I feel that we really needed to see them in order to keep everyone interested. I wish there was more than just a cameo to hold us in. So, there is a senior high school student who breaks the laws at home due to street racing, and eventually has to be shipped off to live with his father in Tokyo, Japan, and it is has a great atmosphere for racing fans. As he continues what he loves while in Tokyo, Sean (lucas Black) meets new characters and races to earn respect. When he loses his first race he must repay him by owing him a car. It seems similar to the original, but hey, it's the fast and the furious, story is not what is meant to be key here. Tokyo Drift is great fun!
Since the first one was absolutely breathtakingly adrenaline pumping explosive car racing action packed, I had forgotten completely about 2 fast 2 furious 10 minutes later. But it is actually very well made. I could easily say that this film is amazing is it was made first, but that is not the case and there are the few loved characters from the original that have gone missing in this instalment, but putting that aside, I think it's safe to call this movie awesome! 2 Fast 2 Furious focusses on Brian O'Connor, the now ex-cop, who is working with the authorities, using his talents, along with his best childhood friend (Tyrese Gibson). Brian O'Connor must redeem himself in order to retrieve his badge again. This instalment in the "Fast and Furious" franchise is not the best, but it is a lot of fun!!!