Movie Review: Fast & Furious 6 ✭✭✭✭ (in cinemas 17th May)

Fast & Furious 6
In Cinemas 17th May 

Review by Christina Benneworth

So the last movie left us with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew walking away with a small $100 million, so in the 6th instalment of the franchise, he has the crew scattered across the globe unable to return home due to them all being wanted criminals. While Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) are sunning it in the Canary Islands, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has been tracking an organisation of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across different countries, masterminded by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). Hobbs asks Toretto to assemble his elite team to help bring down Shaw and his team, promising them full pardons if they succeed.

I wasn’t expecting anything magical from this movie, and to be honest I was right. However I have to admit that even though this won’t be the best movie of the year; even though it will probably make a lot of money, it isn’t a bad film. Full of action, loud music, fast cars, outrageous fight scenes, what more could you possibly ask for.

With a lot of nice cars in this movie, you have the added bonus of a tank and an aeroplane, even though what happens in both scenes is impossible, you have to give credit to everyone that helped pull it off. When the scene with the tank had come to its conclusion the audience applauded, you will only see stunts like this pulled off in an F&F movie. Basing the film in London was a great idea, a completely different contrast to the location from the previous movie (no sun, sea and sand here). There are a lot of famous and well known people in London, so I’m not sure why they had to give Rita Ora a cameo in this movie which ruined it a little. Beyond Rita Ora, this is a great cast, great connections, especially between Dwayne and Diesel, the man off between these two still retains its humorous side, I’m sure they had a competition on who could have the biggest muscles.

This movie has a lot of corny dialogue, a lot of long stares and dramatic pauses, not a new thing though for this franchise of movies. I couldn’t tell if the creators of the movie were taking the mick or actually being serious, I’m going with taking the mick, better that way. I guess though the fan base for this movie isn’t concerned about the script; or lack of intelligent conversation (because there isn’t any), all people want to see are fast cars, pretty women and fighting, I can guarantee no one will be disappointed.

I have never been a massive fan of the Fast & Furious franchise, they were movies I could watch without having to pay too much attention to the plot, Fast & Furious 6 is no different. However I left the cinema feeling extremely entertained and in all honesty I would watch this film again, I’ve never been more surprised.

4 stars ✭✭✭✭