Fast & Furious 6: Review










With their heist in Rio over and done with, all the members of the team have decided to enjoy their money and retire to various places around the world. Brian (Paul Walker) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) are expecting their first child and Dom (Vin Diesel) is there for the event. Soon after Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) comes forward and tells Dom of a group led by former British Special Forces soldier Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) that has taken down a Russian military convoy. He agrees to help only after Hobbs shows a picture of Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and informs him that she is helping Shaw. From there Dom makes a call and brings the team back together to take on the mission and bring Letty home provided that they receive a full pardon for their previous crimes.

Fast and the Furious has been such a great franchise that has shown surprising longevity. This entry has shown that Torreto and crew aren’t going anywhere and are ready to take on any other Hollywood blockbuster. I legitimately look forward to every F&F film and really enjoy them so much. It’s not even that I’m into fast cars or anything like that but I can appreciate a film that is action packed from beginning to end. It works perfectly because with most of the characters being in the previous films there is little to no reintroduction to them needed. In between the action came the comedy that complimented the film really well. The exchanges from Tyrese Gibson and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges (and even some from Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) were some of the best and felt a lot like brotherly squabbles as opposed to just being comic relief. The addition of Gina Carano to the group (even though we “probably” won’t see her again) was a good call. Although her acting still needs work, her physicality in the film was the much needed to go toe to toe with Michelle Rodriguez. Luke Evans plays bad so damn good. He has this quality about him that comes across as a sophisticated type of evil. Kind of like a modern Lex Luthor in a way as far as him being more of a “mental” based kind of evil. Diesel and Walker have been the face of the franchise since the start (even through Tokyo Drift people were still asking about them) and with their comeback to the series they have taken it to new heights and shows no signs of stopping. Justin Lin has done fantastic behind the director’s chair and I think it’s genius to finally tie together Tokyo Drift to the main entries in the series. Much like the previous films this one is definitely a rewatcher and it gets Cinema Deviant’s Seal of Approval.


NOTE!! – Stick around after the credits to see who is coming for Toretto and crew now!

Fast & Furious 6 is out NOW in theaters from  Universal Pictures!


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