Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

My boyfriend and I finally got to the last movie of May that was on our hit list.  its one that is the top one on my list for the summer, Fast & Furious 6.  Being at the theatre almost every week makes all the commercials feel long, but then the previews were different with the new World War Z trailer and the new Pacific Rim trailer.  Nothing beats the moment Fast & Furious 6 started and we pick up right where Fast Five ended 😉

fast and furious 6 posterDirector: Justin Lin

Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Luke Evans, Gina Carano, Joe Taslim

Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) start off this movie almost like how this last one ended up with a race.  Except this time, we see them settle down as Mia (Jordana Brewster) has her little baby.  Good times can’t last forever and just when they had decided to not go those crazy projects again, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) comes by with another assignment for them but this time with a bigger bait to reunite the family.  Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) was spotted as part of a major group lead by ex-military Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) who had bigger plans except he had already taken down a whole military convoy.  With the exchange of giving Dom and his team pardon for everything they had done, he employed them to gather together and help him with this assignment. The team was the same as last time save for the two Mexican drivers with Han (Sung Kang) and Gisele (Gal Gadot), Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej (Ludacris). As the assignment gets further, the situation gets bad to worse when Owen Shaw is a lot more than they had ever encountered before.

fast and furious 6 hobbs co

I’m trying to keep this as spoiler free as possible.  That plot could be full of excitement! I’m going straight out to say that I LOVE THIS ONE! If you have read my Fast Five review (or if you haven’t, its right HERE), these movies are loud, explosive, intense and fun.  Its something you walk into and just watch action over and over again. The story is usually really basic and there’s always one objective to everything.  This time, we get a bit more.  The story is still straight forward but we bring in some more slowed down moments to incorporate the story of Letty and what happened.  She is an important part of this group and is part of the family so it was worth the time to put that part in and I appreciated them for doing that.

fast and furious 6 letty owen

The last few Fast and Furious and made us acknowledge that Justin Lin has got this franchise so well in his mind. Its his baby that he picked up from a low point and brought it to its full potential. In this one, he doesn’t hold off one little bit.  He throws us everything in the playbook.  We get back our street racing and then the team has a surprise fight with tanks.  We get weirdly modified supercars with some crazy technology that makes them change the way their cars are made.  We get the crazy ending scene with a plane. Lots of gunfight or just close hand combat.  Its packed with a lot of awesomeness!

fast and furious 6 dom

They keep their funny dialogue from mostly Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris that usually makes everyone laugh a bit in between all the loud explosions and action-packed moments.  The team is the same as before so if you’ve been following the franchise, it feels like home because we know them from the past few flicks already. However, I’m not exactly sure if there are people that would see this if they haven’t seen the previous one at the bare minimum.  This one links a lot of the past ones together and I felt all nostalgic in the opening credits sequence.

fast and furious 6 group

I never talk much about the bad guys in this one because the focus is the team themselves.  This time, we have Luke Evans playing the cunning and smart Owen Shaw.  His team is one that is tough and a match to Dom’s.  Shaw is somewhat cold-blooded because he doesn’t really care much about the sacrifices of his team but at the same time, he is extremely confident in his plans as they are almost always impenetrable.  This one is a tough cookie and his team really does kick some serious ass.

fast and furious owen

Fast & Furious 6 is on par with Fast Five for me.  I took a night to think about it before writing this up.  This one is loud and explosive.  The ending hour at the minimum was intense like crazy.  This movie is a 2.5 hours movie and it does not feel like that at all. It feels absolutely awesome to get into such an anticipated movie and get exactly what I wanted and maybe even more.  I loved every minute of it and its a definite Blu-ray purchase when it comes out 🙂 Plus, stay just a little bit to see the actual ending that’ll lead us into the pre-producing Part 7, because it blew my mind!

As much as I’m a bit skeptical of James Wan being the new director to do Fast 7, and I’m wondering what else could he possibly do to make it any more than this one was? With what I saw at the end, I’m still really excited!!!

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13 thoughts on “Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

  1. Wow! This review is in flavor of movie – exciting. I didn’t read the whole of it (so that I dont read any spoiler) but parts of it pumped me. I am gonna watch it tomorrow morning for sure. Thanks for review! 😀

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  2. I have not seen these movies, just because I don;t get to the movies much these days. Too much going on. But I did hear someone explain that in the odd movies they do something illegal and the even movies they try to redeem themselves. Is that ture? If sop that is a great way to perpetuate the movie franchise.

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  3. Yup! I did enjoy this one. It was as I had expected – It was fast and it was furious. 😀
    And yeah, it was real fun to watch the last fifteen minute action sequence and that over-extended runway. 😀

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  6. Reblogged this on Tranquil Dreams and commented:

    Another re-post as we move into the next movie in the Fast and the Furious franchise. It’s Fast and Furious 6! Right when thought Fast Five was some crazy stuff, this one brings in some even bigger and better fun! Check out my review! Not much as changed from how I feel about it. I edited a few little mistakes and fixed up the pictures a little.
    Are you excited? Furious 7 review going up any time within the next 12 hours 😉

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