Bill C’s Review – 3 out of 5
Fast & Furious 6 is the first of this series that I have seen. Since the film got decent reviews and I had seen an interview with the director of this and 3 of the other movies that included some action clips from earlier films in the series, I decided to check it out.
The movie flew by as the action sequences, while utterly ridiculous, were very entertaining. Some scenes just included people or cars, but to spice things up, they brought in a tank, and then finally an airplane. Some of the human action included the addition of Gina Carano from one of last year’s favorites, Haywire, and a great wrestling move from Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
In addition to the action the movie had a lot of humor. I missed a fair number of jokes that watching the first five movies would have clued me in on, but I felt I got the feel for the characters’ relationships pretty quickly. ‘Ludacris’ had the most one-liners and I enjoyed his performance.
I couldn’t decide if Vin Diesel can’t act or if he just goes with the totally deadpan, non-smiling persona (in which case he is a great actor).
The plot had a lot of holes, but you don’t go to this type of movie for the scintillating plot. The end of the movie sets things up for Fast & Furious 7. It will be interesting to see how they outdo themselves!