FAST & FURIOUS 6:
FAST CARS, NOS POWERED ACTION, AND LOADS OF FUN!
By Nico Beland
Movie Review: A- (3 stars)
Vin Diesel (right), Paul Walker (left), and Dwayne Johnson (middle) as Dom, Brian, and Hobbs in Fast & Furious 6
Sixth time’s the charm in the colossally successful Fast & the Furious franchise, the first Fast & the Furious back in 2001 was good, the sequel was meh, third one, meh, fourth meh, fifth, awesome, sixth, THE BEST! It’s very rare to find a franchise with a large amount of sequels and can still manage to be fresh and new.
Not only does Fast Six follow the same formula that made Fast Five work, but they seem to have made it better. There’s more action, more fast cars, more goofy one-liners, and more Vin Diesel being…well, Vin Diesel.
Some time after the events of Fast Five, Dom (Vin Diesel-xXx, The Fast & the Furious, Babylon A.D.), Brian (Paul Walker-2 Fast 2 Furious), and their crew have scattered all over the globe and are unable to return to their normal lives. That is until Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson-The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) reunites the team to track down an organization of lethally trained mercenary drivers across twelve different countries led by the villainous, Shaw (Luke Evans) and his second in command, Dom’s former love interest who he thought was dead, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez-Resident Evil, Avatar, Battle: Los Angeles).
The only way they can stop this villainous group is to outmatch them at street level so Hobbs asks Dom to reassemble his team to help him defeat them.
Fast & Furious 6 is by far the best in the series, it followed the same formula that made Fast Five a hit but added a few modifications under the hood like more badass cars, action sequences that will leave you at the edge of your seat (especially during the climax), and plenty of high octane humor that’s worth a few laughs and chuckles. If Fast Five managed to create a new style for the Fast & the Furious series that worked, and Fast & Furious 6 made it even better, I can hardly wait to see what they’ll do with Fast & Furious 7.