Fast & Furious 6 Review

Fast and Furious 6

“There is a tank on my Ass!” says Roman [Tyrese Gibson]. The statement pretty much sums up the nature of the movie: wild, action-filled, humorous and of-course furious, this sixth installment of the highly anticipated Fast & Furious franchise scores from the opening sequence.

Fast and Furious 6

Image courtesy: Universal Pictures (Australia)

There are movies that thrill, raise you adrenaline, and leave you gasping for more. Fast & Furious 6 does that, and more, with panache and dare-devilry. It takes “vehicular warfare” to a whole new level, where stunts cross the threshold of being realistic. But then, so much is the aura of Dominic Toretto [Vin Diesel] that you believe the stunts are merely a piece of cake.

Security Service agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) enlists the help of former outlaw Dominic Toretto and his crew­ – Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster), Roman Pearce, Tej Parker (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang), Gisele Yashar (Gal Gadot), and Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) – to help nab a lethally dangerous group of highly-skilled mercenary drivers and a heist gang led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). The motivation for Dominic? His ex-love Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriquez) who re-surfaces from beyond the dead. And for the crew? Full pardon for their past crimes.

Fans of the Universal Pictures’ franchise will feel instantly at home. The story also brilliantly combines all F&F movies into one whole that lead to the Tokyo Drift movie. Not only that, but the next installment [yes, fortunately there is one more coming out soon] goes on from where Tokyo Drift left, with a mega action ‘Transporter’ star as the nemesis for Dom and his crew.

Fast & Furious 6 released in Australian cinemas on June 6, and promises to be one helluva of a ride.

Rating: 4.5/5

By Joseph Rana
Pubic Relations Strategist, Movie Critic and Freelance Contributor at local Sydney Media Outlets and Sydney Editor at Student View.

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