Fast & Furious 6 Reviews
Holding onto the idea that even an action movie needs heart, with director Justin Lin at the wheel of the last two instalments, F&F has come into its own. Respecting the need for character-building, the actors Ocean's 11 style camaraderie jumps as far out of the screen as the cars do across.
Scattered around the globe and living the high life off the spoils of their ill-gotten gains accrued during Fast & Furious 5's Rio heist, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew of exiled criminals (Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges) have but one regret, that they can't return home to the US.
Meanwhile, Diplomatic Security Service Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) tracks - across 12 countries - the latest throne in his overtly muscled side. An organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers are mounting an arsenal of weapons to commit various nefarious acts, mastermind by ex-Special Forces soldier turned military hardware hijacker, Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and aided by a ruthless but somewhat unaware Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) - Dom's presumed-dead true love.
The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so operating under the theory 'to catch wolves, you need wolves' Hobbs and his new partner Agent Riley (Gina Carano) ask Dom to assemble his elite team in London to present the assignment and incentive of full pardons all around, if they can get to Shaw.
Craving that 'ride or die' feeling of adrenaline that only speed and risk can induce, the team go to work, but will their skills and belief in family actually hinder their success?
The well-warn-in characters have become but a second skin to the actors, Johnson flexes his muscle, Walker exploits his boyish charms and Kang sly smiles his way through every situation. Diesel's voice carries weight as it reaches the epitome of sultry Rodriguez, who may have lost her memory, but knows her mind. The major pull for this instalment watching these two 'reunite', a couple made in Furious Heaven their on-screen chemistry makes you glad to go along for the often overdone ride.
As always the stunts are bigger and brasher and all choreographed for maximum testosterone output - carparks explode, bridges crumble, buildings shatter, cars flip like playing cards and a tank roams the streets and it all business as usual.
The verdict: F&F has its priorities right, making this video game speed escapist entertainment at its best. No doubt 2014's F&F7 with its sneaky new addition (teaser at end of credits) will be even better.
Published: The Queanbeyan Age
Date of Publication: 07/06/2013
Starring: Paul Walker, Vin Disel, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Gal Gadot, Sung Kang, Ludacris, Kim Kold, Thure Lindhardt, Elsa Pataky, Johannes Taslim, Shea Whigham, John Ortiz, Gina Carano, Clara Paget, and Jason Statham
Directed By: Justin Lin
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Dang this series is starting to be the action franchise to go to, it's the equivalent to an 80's action movie. But only it's a series with sequel after sequel after sequel after sequel and guess what they've been getting better. Ever since I saw the first four Fast movies I thought they were terrible but they had a fanbase so they kept making them of course and then came five which is what this series should be and it's also one of my favorite films of all time because it is one of the best action movies in years that isn't based on a superhero. Fast & Furious six delivers a badass action flick as well.
The film has Hobbs assembling Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.
The opening sequence and credits alone to me would have been worth the price of admission. It's one of the best opening sequences I've seen in this series in particular since Fast & Furious which no mind you is a bad one. Any fan of this loved this one which is great cause with word of mouth they got the naysayers attention and they see well you know what the last one was awesome and this one is just as good too, so know everyone is on board wit this series.
This series was always had the purpose about being fun action movies, but in this day and age if your going to be an action film in a growing franchise your going need to step up your game. That's exactly what this series doing now. It has an interesting plot with the return of the one characters, Letty played by Michelle Rodriguez who was presumed dead in Fast & Furious. She has lost he memory and is working with the films villain played Luke Evans.
The Performances are good for the most but at moments can be a little stiff, and Gal Gadot what little dialogue she does have in the film she still can't act. I liked most the main cast they were good actually they were great but yet again at times stiff. The acting is still good for the most part.
The direction from Justin Lin hast Vastly improved since Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift and I'm guessing that what's happening in the series was either his plan or the writers plan or I don't know someone who works with him on these movies.
Fast & Furious six contains all the greatness of the previous chapter in this series with an interesting story, good acting that at is stiff at times and has one bad performance from one actress but good direction and the most intense action sequences you'll see with crazy stunts, I'm giving Fast & Furious six a four out five.