Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Fast & Furious 6
So after the great Fast Five I had high hopes for this film. It was by the same director as Five, Justin Lin, and the Rock was back. Plus, Liddy (Michelle Rodriguez) lives! In the end, Fast & Furious 6 doesn't live up to the hype. No one goes to these films for the plot. Yes we have some relationship to the characters, but its mostly about the action. What made the bank vault scene so great was that it was plausible. You can't really say that about any of the sequences Fast 6. Now, I know how to take movies less seriously, but since this isn't a superhero film or supernatural, it's hard not to apply the rules of physics to anything that happens. A tank on the road? It wouldn't tear up the asphalt behind it? It would drive that fast? Probably not. The jump across the bridges to catch Liddy? Maybe. Pulling a plane down with a few cars and cables that weighs TONS? Not even close.
Fast and Furious 6 is only okay. It's not the best in the series. That belongs to Fast Five.
3 out of 5 Stars