Wednesday, April 12, 2017

FAST AND FURIOUS 6 MOVIE REVIEW

 Fast and Furious 6 is directed by Justin Lin and stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Sung Kang, Luke Evans, Gina Carano and John Ortiz. The plot of the movie is Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries. Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.    Going into Fast Five yesterday I wasn't really looking forward to it I absolutely hated the first four, but Fast Five really surprised me it was a lot of fun. This movie just like the last is also very entertaining. Fast and the Furious 6 knows exactly what it wants to be and that is just a fun over-the-top action film. If you're looking for anything more I would suggest watching other films. Although these movies won't be winning any awards for screenwriting anytime soon I do admire the fact that the writers squeeze in some character moments and still want to make you care about them. Despite some pretty weak dialogue I still care about these characters they are likable people and when they are put in harm's way I do care for their lives.    Though there are some nice character moments what everyone wants to see in these movies is the action and the action doesn't disappoint. Justin Lin really knows how to direct his action sequences I love that he sticks with practical effects for the most part and it pays off to film action that way because it feels like it's actually happening.  There's a great car chase that involves a tank which is ridiculous, but so much fun to watch.  The performances I don't even know why I'm talking about them they have never really been great I thought they stepped it up a little in the last film, but not much and in this one I feel pretty much the same way. I do think the not so great acting is made up for by these characters all being likable.    The only things I didn't really care for were the dialogue was weak, but I expected that going in so that's not a big problem. My other problem is as this series has gone on you have to suspend so much disbelief, for example, there's a hand-to-hand combat fight scene were Gina Carano and Michelle Rodriguez are fighting and they're kicking the shit out of each other and after that scene is over Michelle Rodriguez doesn't have a scratch on her bullshit she flew down a flight of stairs and got kicked up against a wall. It was still entertaining to watch, but just add a little bit of realism to these fight scenes.    4 out of 5 stars for Fast and Furious 6.

        

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