Release Date: May 24, 2013
Watched: May 24, 2013
Review Date: May 27, 2013
Director: Justin Lin
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
The Filmster Rating:
The Fast & Furious franchise returns with its sixth installment and just when you feel that the franchise has gone far too long, the new film will surprise you and deliver by far the best film in its franchise.
Synopsis: Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.
I was completely surprised and wowed by how good and entertaining, Fast & Furious 6 was. The action sequences are definitely the highlights in the film and the best scene is the car chases early in the film. It was a heart pounding and breathe taking experience, I was afraid that the rest of the movie wouldn’t hold up the same but it held up pretty good. Along with the great car chases, there were also some good fighting scenes especially with Gina Carano battling Michelle Rodriguez. When the action wasn’t going on, Tyrese and Ludacris brings you all the laughs throughout the film. The film never had a dull moment for the 2 hour run time that it had.
Of course, the film does come with its few drawbacks and it mainly comes from the story. The film’s villain Shaw played by Luke Evans was solid at best. He had the demeanor and voice for a villain but his master plans didn’t have any effect. You don’t get a clear explanation of what he was after in the film. Letty returns and her story was a bit iffy and a couple of character deaths that you won’t care about because of how they are poorly handled. The Rock this time doesn’t do much in the film until towards the end. There were also a few WTF moments in a few of the action scenes, especially one with Vin Diesel that just takes you out the movie for a couple of minutes. At the end, the good out weights the bad and ultimately you will have a great experience. The very last scene they introduce a new character to the franchise for the next film and it will excite the fans of the franchise.
Fast & Furious 6 was a fun and exhilarating ride that everyone will enjoy, if you’re a fan of the franchise or not. It is by far the best Fast & Furious film and I am excited for the next installment.
“Full of perfectly absurd action sequences, larger than life characters, snappy dialogue and a disposable plot, “Fast & Furious 6″ is “check your brain at the door” entertainment at its absolute finest.” – Fogs’ Movie Review
“For those who find these movies as stupid and idiotic as ever, may be a bit pleased with what they see in Fast & Furious 6 because it keeps the energy and momentum going at a fine pace, without ever really diving into melodramatic-theatrics or plot-points that don’t matter. It’s just a fun ride from beginning-to-end, and rarely ever loses you, no matter how smart or dumb you are.” - Dan The Man’s Movie Reviews
“Really enjoyed this film from start to finish, yes some things were rather over the top but that makes a good film for entertainment reasons” – Let’s Go To The Movies