Fast & Furious 6 (Justin Lin, 2013) Review

Fast & Furious 6 takes place a short amount of time from the 5th Fast & Furious, where the crew have settled down in their own way and are living their lives more peacefully, away from their previous lives as criminals. Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) plays the bad cop/good cop and gets Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) to get together the crew so they can help take down another group of criminals, similar to themselves. Hobbs offers the group “full pardons” and also an opportunity to get back an old member of the team who seems to be working for the new group of criminals as a reward for helping.

Having watched all the other Fast & Furious films, I found that this film went over the top, and even more so than the previous film. Undoubtedly, I find that the best Fast & Furious films are also the oldest. As per usual, there were plenty of cars, girls and action, but this time I was left quite disappointed. I found that the film lacked cars  and the action was too much. For example Vin Diesel catapaulting himself from a car and flying through the air in order to catch a falling victim. I found that stunt in particular laughable because it was most definitely missing a sense of realism. Nonetheless, the acting was impressive throughout and there were plenty of tense scenes and chases.

This is definitely a film for men, and there is not a lot for female audiences. However, the film was far from being bad and I still felt myself gripping the edge of the seat at times as well as feeling emotions towards the actors. If you’ve gone all the way and watched every other Fast & Furious film you might feel disappointed watching this one if you compare them. However, I would still recommend watching the film if you want to watch something with plenty of action.

I would give this film 7.5/10

-08spencerh

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