Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Now at Netflix: Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast & Furious 6 (2013) - Directed by Justin Lin; Written by Chris Morgan; Starring Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Gina Carano, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris.

By Kenny Howell

Five movies just wasn't enough to explore the love between a man and his car.

No, we needed six. I mean there was a movie just about the concept of driving sideways, but we needed more. Fast & Furious 6 sees our heroes all over the globe because they are wanted and can't return home. Lucky for them there is a criminal mastermind that needs lots of drivers to pull off some sinister schemes. Because criminals always need a bunch of people that can drive real well.

Agent Hobbs (Johnson) wants to stop them, and what do you need to stop a bunch of people that can drive well? People that can drive well, obviously. The old fire with fire approach. So he approaches all our fugitive heroes, offering them pardons if they can help bring them down.

What follows is some occasionally creative action scenes that see all of the characters surviving things that should have killed them repeatedly. Tyrese I think died four times in this movie, but CARS, VROOOMMMMM.

The movie does not take itself too seriously, which is to its benefit, but you can only take so much after awhile. Luckily, Fast & Furious 7 is on its way so we can feel some kind of closure.

Rating: *

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