From a small budget drag racing drama to a full fledged car action big budget extravaganza, Fast and Furious 6 speeds back onto the big screen and this time it’s bigger and better than ever.

The plotline is as follows:  Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But there inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.

It goes without saying that when a franchise reaches its 6th film, it’s normally on its way down, if its not there already. However, Fast and Furious 6 is the exception to the rule. This sixth installment in this high octane franchise, brings together all the elements that we loved about these past films, except this time it wraps itself out in a all out action fest.

While previous films have had there fair share of action and brawls, Fast and Furious 6 looked too amped that up to a whole new level. The film really is non-stop action from beginning to end, going well above your expectations of action in the film.

However, unlike Fast Five, Furious 6 has quite a bit plot holes. The story is stretched all over the place and the pace of the film is incongruent. The film feels tremendously choppy as it jumps at an incredible pace through a variety of scenes. Even so, for a film that just over 2 hours and 10 minutes long, the action pace, the vibe and energy amongst the crew and the defying of physics certainly makes this film are very fun ride. 

The film brings back the cast we all love as well as add new cast members that really liven things up.

Villains in the past Fast and Furious films have been nothing but fillers in the story, never really having an impact on the plot, instead just giving our protagonist someone to fight against. In Furious 6 however, with the addition of Luke Evans we got a villain unlike any other.

Luke Evans certainly stepped up for this film, and embraced his character fully having fun playing Owen Shaw from beginning to end, with intensity and prowess. Even though Evans physical stature is significantly smaller than Vin Diesel and the Rock, his presence on screen certainly is as large if not larger then theirs.

Michelle Rodriguez returns as Letty and she proves why she is the fans favourite badass chick. Her fight with Gina Carano's Riley, is certainly one of the highlights of the film, as these two incredible dangerous sexy woman, show the got more then what takes to through down with the big boys. 

Justin Lin certainly proved with this film and this franchise that he is a master of not only action films, but also, large ensemble cast, as he proved once again that he can toggle the film in such a way that each and everyone of the stars manage to get a reasonable amount of screen time as well as add to the plot.

Even though most fans are sad to see Lin exit this franchise, Furious 6 is certainly his swan song as ties up all four of his Fast and Furious films seamlessly. Suddenly FF1-FF6 fall into canon and everything just makes sense. This was certainly Lin’s curtain call, and yet somehow he managed to set up the next chapter of this saga. (You might want to stay for the Post-Credit Scene).

Furious 6 is certainly one hell of a action ride, the story might not be as tight as Fast Five, but with Letty returning, and Luke Evans being a total badass its certainly one to be remembered for a long time.

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  1. How are you making this post when it's not even out to be seen yet?

    1. Lol I get to go screenings for critics... And There were early screenings in South Africa for the film


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