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A little late, but here's my review of the film:
Fast and Furious 6: Action packed escapism
The Fast and the Furious franchise has taken a cinematic roller coaster ride ever since the first film ignited a young generation’s desire into becoming reckless speed demons. Unfortunately, the three sequels to follow fell deep into the recesses of inexcusably cheesy blockbusters, earning just enough money to warrant a fifth try. Luckily for fans, Fast Five delivered the kind of adrenaline rush from which the first installment flourished pumping new life into the franchise. With Fast and Furious 6, they’ve taken the mayhem to a whole new and somewhat successful level.
In the sixth film, Hobb (Dwayne Johnson) uses Toretto and his misfit gang to track down a powerful crime lord as well as Toretto’s long lost love, Letty.
Let’s get the bad stuff out of the way. The acting in this movie is awful! Paul Walker should be eternally grateful that he has been attached to this franchise because the man has the acting skills and screen presence of driftwood. The rest of the cast under the influence of returning director, Justin Lin, are not much better.
Now that we’ve dealt with that…
The ballistic action in this film is titillating! There is street racing, gun fights, brawls, a tank chase, plane chases, and more. Sure, most of it makes little logical sense, but nevertheless it is constantly entertaining. Justin Lin makes up for his inability to draw a decent performance out of his cast by making our hearts pound with every action sequence.
Be sure you stay during the credits for a shocking sneak peek into the seventh and perhaps final film of this nitrous injected franchise.
Bottom Line: If you liked Fast Five, you’ll love Fast and Furious 6!
Runtime: 130 minutes
IMAX: Yes (digital only)