If you are one of those who have been following the Fast and Furious series, you will find that it is becoming more and more dramatic…at times, it seems to be totally illogical watching the latestFast and Furious 6. The movie has a pleasingly casual vibe though….that the main characters aren’t any superheroes, nor are they obliged to save the world. They are just a bunch of guys and girls who love to drive fast cars, within or outside the boundaries of law. Even then with all the destructions and bizarre damages at times, they are guided by a wholesome, blue collar ethos. Their father figure, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) believes above all in loyalty to his surrogate family, not forgetting about his insistent on saying grace.
The movie pick up from where it was left behind in Fast Five, where Dom, Brian and their crews are semi-retired millionaires. The movie started with Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) came asking for Dom’s help together with his crew. (contradict to what he did the last round….pursued them through Rio last time)
Wisely, Hobbs wanted to use the street-smarts of Dom, Brian (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew for a mission. The target is a gang of pro hijackers led by ex-Special Ops solder, Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). The reward is the full pardon for Dom and his crew. The bait? That Dom’s ex girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) is back from the dead and appear to be working with Shaw.
Luke Evans was way too cool in his character as Shaw. An early encounter shows Shaw causing major Canary Wharf carnage, driving a pimped Formula 1 style car that can flip oncoming vehicles up in the air like pancakes. (how cool is that?) Well, director Justin Lin ensure that you get what you wish for…an amazing action packed movie, even though it is a bit illogical at times….
Fast and Furious 6 is the movie where you will find fast cars, beautiful girls with amazing body feature, a formula 1 style car, tanks, airplanes, super muscular hunks fighting scenes…not forgetting the ladies as well. Ya, that’s right…you basically have everything here…and Justin Lin has done it so well to ensure it does not feel weird to see so much of all these actions in a single movie.
With Hobbs accompanied by a hot new sidekick, Riley (Haywire’s Gina Carano), such is the ever-swelling cast list that it felt they would need to ditch the Ford Mustangs for People Carriers. The movie also managed to blend in some beautiful moments for each of the different characters….the tender flirtations between Han (Sung Kang) and Gisele (Gal Gadot), the banter between Tej (Ludacris) and playboy Roman (Tyrese Gibson)….each of them get their moment. Carano was good in the movie, especially with her fist. The fighting scene between her and Rodriguez was simply brilliant.
Everyone play a part
I like the part where Dom literally jumped across the bridge to save Letty….a lot of people probably gonna complained that the director overdo it but I think it was simply awesome.
“How did you know there would be a car here to break our fall?” says Letty after the especially unlikely death-defying leap. “I didn’t.” Dom admits. “Some things you just have to take on faith.” Action movie metaphysics in a nutshell…that sums it all!!
Not forgetting the awesome starting....I just wonder how could Dom go back to Letty when there is a hot Brazillian awaiting...