Monday, May 27, 2013

Fast & Furious 6

If you are an action junkie with a need for speed, this is the film for you. Returning once again to the original crew, the creative team behind this series has found a way to up the ante with spectacular stunt sequences and pretty much non-stop action.

 Vin Diesel returns as Dom, along with Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, "Ludicris", Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang and of course Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Joining them this time out is MMA star Gina Carano as a federal agent. Of course Michelle Rodriguez's character Letty is supposed to have died but the screenwriters find a convenient way to bring her back as they needed a motivating plot point.

The basic plot is nothing new but the stunts along the way are mind blowing. Whether or not they are real or CGI (or a combination of both) doesn't matter, everything blends seamlessly and looks incredibly real.

Even the fight sequences are bone crunching and there are plenty of those to go along with the explosions, car crashes and flying bullets. The much needed comedy relief is provided by the wise-cracking Ludicris and Tyrese.  There is an interesting clip from "Tokyo Drift" which sets up Fast & Furious 7 during the end credits so don't be in a hurry to leave.

The film is the very definition of summer popcorn fun. Check your logic at the door, put in your ear plugs and enjoy the ride.

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