R3view: Fast & Furious 6

Posted: May 23, 2013 in TV & Movies
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The original cast comes back for Fast & Furious 6, out this Friday.  Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez (wait didn’t she die in #4?!), Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang as well as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson return to drive fast and blow up cars.

The Plot:

Mastermind Shaw (Luke Evans), is working  to collect parts to build a weapon that can cut off electricity.  Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) finds Dom (Vin Diesel) and encourages him to get the crew back together to take down shaw and his cronies.  Their prize if they help?  Everyone gets their records wiped clean and they can return to the United States.  Oh yea Letty (Michelle Rodrizguez) is alive too…and works for Shaw. Say Whaaaaaaat?!  *For those that may not remember she supposedly died in Fast & Furious (forth released movie.)

The Good:

-The driving.  It’s crazy the different action shots that are created for this movie.  Supposedly they wrecked 239 cars for this movie and most of the scenes are actual drivers and not CG.

-I will say that I do enjoy Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris and Sung Kang’s characters in the movie.

The Bad:

-Paul Walker’s acting.  He is not the best actor but after multiple installments it’s hard to see anyone else playing his character Bryan.

-The whole Letty plot line.  Seems like a stretch to bring her back into the fold of the movie.

-The Franchise’s time line.  Though Tokyo Drift was the third released movie, it takes place after Fast & Furious 6.

The Conclusion:

It’s exactly what you would expect from the Fast & the Furious franchise.  Fast cars, explosions, fight scenes, and this time a tank.  If you have seen any other in the series movies and are expecting a well thought out, well acted movie you are going to have a bad time.  It’s not going to win Oscars but take it for face value and enjoy it.

And remember don’t try the stunts out in real life.  After seeing the original movie some kid decided to test out some of his moves while leaving the movie parking lot and ran his car over a curb tossing the people inside his car around and doing a ton of damage to his ride.  It was quite funny.

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