Review | Fast and Furious 6

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A movie review on Fast and Furious 6. 

Fast and Furious 6 | Universal Pictures 

Fast and Furious 6 produced by Vin Diesel, Neal H Moritz, Clayton Townsend, and directed by Justin Lin, was an interesting mix of both spectacular stunts and impossible scenarios. It was full of action, fast driving, crazy stunts, fast driving, beautiful cars, fast driving, a story of redemption, believing in love, and did I mention there are fast cars?

The plot: 

I consinder the plot line for Fast and Furious 6 to be basic. I am the kind of person who often calls plot twists, or storylines within the first few moments of a movie. My friends are bothered by me, usually because I often guess correctly. Overall, it was a decent movie, and I would rate it as a 7.5 out of 10. I enjoyed roughly 75% of the movie. The reason why I did not give it higher was mainly because some of it was unbelievable, and fast cars can only do so much for a score. Yet, the reason I did not give it a lower mark is because of a single plot twist that I did not see coming. The reason why I didn’t see it? The twist was unnecessary and not needed, just like the use of both words ‘unnecessary’ and ‘not needed’ in this sentence. They also got brownie points from me for putting up a disclaimer stating not to attempt any of the stunts, or speed racing yourself.

Soundtrack:

The soundtrack did not leave me impressed if I’m honest. I don’t remember much of the music. I have seen movies where on my way out of the theatre, I will buy the album on iTunes; this was not one of them.

Who should go: The movie seems to be geared mainly towards men and fans of the previous movies, though the movie could be a stand-alone without understanding much of the former plots. I have only seen Fast & Furious 1, 2 and 5; but was able to keep up with the plot.

If you are with a group of friends, it’s definitely a movie to see once in the theatre, however, it is not a movie that I would willingly go back to see a second time.

Profound Thoughts:

The movie was focused around Dom (Vin Diesel) searching for Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) who he thought to be dead. There were at times significant moments that highlighted on the power of family. For example, family will always remain, even when they are not necessarily wanted, but still needed.

There was also an amazing prayer at the end of the film which seemed to strike the entire theatre by surprise in which God was thanked by name (Father) for home, families and fast cars.

Rating:

Although it is a PG rating, this movie is not appropriate for young ones, given that there is a significant amount of violence (including hand-to-hand fighting, shoot outs and innocent cars being smashed by a tank), some profanity, rude innuendos, sexual references, skimpy clothing as well as drugs & scenes implying sex.

There were some laugh-out loud moments that the entire audience enjoyed, both from the dialogue between characters, and from the ridiculousness of some outrageous scenes. One example from the trailer, (no spoilers) shows Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) being thrown off a tank (that’s currently running over cars and shooting bridges on a highway) over a high bridge. Dom (Vin Diesel) then uses the momentum of his crashing car to catch her mid-air, (like Spiderman) and landing on a car’s windshield unharmed. Let’s be honest here, if you are going to watch this movie, it is not for the realism of the stunts, though they are pretty great.

Expectations:

I will say that I did thoroughly enjoy watching the movie with a group of friends (ages 18 - 30ish) whom were both male and females. We had a fun time walking out of the theatre to our cars reminiscing over the scenes, and even laughing at some of the ridiculousness of the film. That is what you want from a good movie with friends, something to talk about afterwards.

Final Thoughts:

A few questions to ask yourself once you have seen the film (no spoilers):

  • When Letty was sent out to the top of the tank, what was she trying to cut the rope with?
  • How long was the airfield strip?
  • Is there a Fast and Furious 7 in the works featuring ‘Jason Stratham’?