Film Review: Fast and Furious 6

Fast and Furious 6
Fast and Furious 6 is the next sequel in this thrilling series. Lots of twists and turns keep this movie fresh. All the regular crew return with a chance of earning a full pardon for their past misdemeanours.

Paul Walker and Van Diesel star as pals Brian O’Conner and Dominic Toretto respectively. Brian and Dominic have been racing cars illegally and a few things in-between for the first five films. Now Brian has a wife and baby, he wants to settle down. Dominic advises him this is right.

But a new rival gang of racers committing crimes, soon drags them both back. The new team have some new experimental racing cars – skeletal frames and very low hung. They’re very fast and this makes them difficult to stop. Only Brian and Dominic’s team could stop them.

The leader is after something very big that the army are guarding. Luke Evans plays Owen Shaw leading the new team and is very ruthless. I wouldn’t want to work on his team! However it is good to see a villain that’s neither crazy or just plain evil. There was touches of humour and personality that made him more chilling.

There are numerous car chases each as exciting as the last. The ride never stops. Tanks and planes get added into the mix, it was nail biting. I liked the fact it was mostly set in London.

Jordana Brewster (Elena in Dallas) pops up as Dominic’s sister and is also Brian’s wife. The biggest surprise for me was Dwayne Johnson turning up as cop Hobbs. A no nonsense tough cop who really makes a bad cop look like an angel. He’ll do anything to catch the crooks. And he’s in the diplomatic branch? Now that’s just ironic.

The cast gel so well and I loved the fact there a major twist with one of the characters. There’s a surprise return and I loved it. It really added to the film. It was great.

The sense of family was so strong of Brian and Dominic’s team. They really do care for each other. After six films it’s still a joy to watch all of them interact. It’s so rare that by film six the banter is still witty!

The cars themselves are star features. Simply stunning and should satisfy most car lovers. I wished I could’ve bought them all!

Now don’t worry if you have a liking for smashing things up! You will love the demolition derby theme. It will have you on the edge of your seat! Just like the Sheryl Crow song from ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, there’s martinis, girls and guns. (ok no martinis – it’s beers!)

Lots to keep everyone entertained! So a well deserved 10/10 from me. Great effort all round. I hope there’s a number seven!

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Trailer reproduced from VISO Trailers

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About Erzi Paris

Erzi Paris lives in London and loves writing, going to the theatre and watching films. Always abreast of celebrity news, his biggest hope is to be a reporter. He likes keep-fit too. His favourite authors are Michael Crichton, JK Rowling, Suzanne Collins and Rosalind Miles.

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