I can’t believe this franchise got six films old. And with such script! This film right here is an ideal fix for awesome dumb fun, with exhaust blowing the shit off your face while the cars skirt-blowingly roar in revolutions per minute- all this while you don’t feel stupid enough to be smirking at the poopfest-like vehicle mayhem unfolding on-screen.
The film begins with a short-speedy-masterpiece recap of the earlier five films. Fast and Furious 6 is just a few days apart from where Fast Five left. Dom (Vin Diesel) and his fearless gear-headed gang is back to old ways when he discovers from a federal agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) that his ex-girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) is alive-and-kicking (She wasn’t dead when the bullet hit her head. She just went into amnesia. Meh!), and is now working for Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), a heartless ex-member of the British military. Owen’s seeking a computerized device called ‘Nightshade’ for initiating a technological warfare, and Hobbs seeks Dom’s help to stop them. “Family” makes Dom take up the assignment, and off they go wrooming to pull the baddies out of the equation.
Most portions of the action sequences are given away in the trailers, and what we get on-screen is nearly 120 minutes of hopeless drama laced around some half hour of kick-assing. Justin Lin dons hat of the typical popcorn director who offers up a typical high budget popcorn F&F film, with hulking honchos walking this paper-thin storyline. Comedy’s squeezed into the plot in hilarious exchanges between Tej (Chris Bridges) and Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson). There’s also a girl-on-girl moment between Michelle and Gina as they catfight their way out, and the stunts they pull out are seriously impressive.
Watch this film if you are a sucker for brainless action. And if you do go watch the film, wait long enough for the credits to roll. Jason Statham has a surprise for you.