Sunday, May 26, 2013
Movie Review: Fast and Furious 6
I sometimes wonder why I go to these movies, and then I remember, it isn’t for the plot. Fast and Furious is a series based on thieves that steal things and do so to maintain their high=speed life-styles. The cars and men in the movies are really to die for. The cars are enough to tune in for $7, but check any other expectations at the door.
In this latest instalment, Dom and co are roped into helping Hobbs (the Rock) into taking down an international thief. Unsurprisingly, the crew is given a carte blanche to create mayhem and destruction in London as they discover Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) is alive and working with above thief. Without fail, the crew manage to save the day though they lose two of their crew that no one really remembers doing so.
Fast and Furious is a fun movie. The cars in the movie are one reason to go, but the men in it are easy on the eyes as well. The story is derivative and predictable. I never felt very involved in the story and the characters are hardly more than archetypes that have been so worn down there’s little left. The ending set up perfectly for a sequel. I can’t be excited about it, but I’ve no doubt I’ll be in the theatre for FF7.