Who would have thought that in 2001 a film about fast cars, a muscle bound bloke and a fit blonde guy with a blank expression would be turned into an award winning, multi million dollar franchise..
Justin Lin returns to direct his fourth installment of the franchise and boy does he know what he's doing. Fast 5 put the franchise back on track but Fast & Furious 6 sets it so far on course it destroys the competition.
On the run with their millions Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Walker), Mia (Brewster), Tej (Ludacris), Han (Kang) and Roman (Gibson). are living in the lap of luxury when an old frenemy comes back into their lives with news that will drag them all back into a world they'd vowed to leave behind. Agent Hobbs (Johnson) returns into Doms life with news that Letty (Rodriguez) is still alive and running with a dangerous man called Shaw (Evans) and his crew. Dom and Brian never leave a man behind and quickly find themselves pulled back in to a world that not only puts their lives in danger but their families lives as well!
Its Fast & Furious 6!!! The sixth installment in a franchise about a bunch of middle aged boy racers who smash up their pretty cars but never seem to get hurt. If you thought that was bad though, Fast 6 takes on the dizzying storylines of amnesia, espionage, terrorism and of course the issue of giant muscle bound men and their use of baby oil!
The endearing thing about Fast & Furious 6 isn't the fact that it''s a superb summer action flick, it's the way it straddles the line between comedy and adventure. Every cast member has a quick wit and play to their strengths and delivery. Dwayne Johnson will have you in stitches and Vin Diesel's inspirational talks will bring you to tears... tears of laughter. The Fast & Furious 6 is in some ways a parody of itself but it works so well mixing such immense humour with the action that makes the franchise so great.
The return of Michelle Rodriguez was also a stroke of genius, I love her and her appearance in the film leads to one of the greatest chick fights I've ever seen on film in recent years! It's immense and here's a cut down version of that fight.
It's kind of weird seeing Michelle Rodriguez and Gina Carano smack each other around on the London Underground.
There's no denying though that Fast & Furious 6 is the best in the franchise yet and will have you itching to get home and watch the other films from start to finish.
The other thing about this film you won't believe is the super hero feats that litter this film. Vin Diesel doesn't need no damn cape, he's willing to take on Luke Evans and throw himself into on coming traffic to get results, of course these daring feats where cars are crushed and body blows are made, no one gets injured unless they will it to happen.
That said, who cares about the logistics or even physics or gravity, Fast & Furious 6 is a non stop turbo fuelled master class in entertainment. Luke Evans as a villain is darkly sinister and unforgiving, although its not a patch on his cold performance in No One Lives.
The bar has been set high for the summer blockbusters that are set to follow Fast & the Furious 6. It's hilarious, action packed, an absolute blast to watch. Experience it on the big screen!!!