Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fast & Furious 6 Review - 3½ Stars

This series gets more fun and outrageous with every outing.  I don’t know how they do it but they managed to top themselves with each sequel.  Most of the major characters return including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez whom fans thought died two movies ago.  Turns out she just crawled out of a car explosion in time and now has no memory of who she is or where she came from.  This explains her new membership in a rival international gang that Vin and company just happen to want to eradicate.  The bad guys almost replicate our heroes which makes the good versus bad plot interesting.  But who cares about the plot?  “Fast and Furious 6” stages a series of jaw dropping stunts, car crashes, fights, and near death experiences.  All I can say is don’t try this at home and maybe you should take public transportation to the theater or avoid the street races varooming away from the theater.  The message includes some easy to take ideas—that there’s no place like home, that family matters, and that a fast car cures all.  Some people refer to action movies as a “Ride”.  “Fast and Furious Six” gives you quite a “Ride”.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Car crashes, chases, and stunts.  Is it entertaining?  Jaw dropping — cue the audience screams.  Is it worth the price of admission? This series gets better with each installment, in fact nobody does it better.