Fast & Furious 6 (12A)

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The Fast and the Furious 6

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Tue May 14 2013

Episode six in this overcooked cars ’n’ girls franchise offers no surprises, though Londoners might feel a frisson of excitement when watching their city being trashed and raced around in by V8 saloons and souped-up ‘Mad Max’-style single seaters. It opens with brawny diplomatic security service agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) handing Vin Diesel’s retired con Dom Toretto a dossier. The folder relates to a ruthlessly efficient gang of military equipment hijackers fronted by an ex-SAS operative-turned-bad-ass-felon (Luke Evans) and also to Dom’s former lover, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), now presumed dead. Before long, we’re on the streets of a grimy, dimly lit London for another fusillade of mind-numbing automobile bedlam, all of it staged with the usual risible disregard for any of the laws of physics.

With its puerile dialogue, daft performances, flat comic repartee and ear-rupturingly loud sound levels, the experience of watching ‘Fast & Furious 6’ is like listening to death metal pour out of 500-watt speakers while being strapped to a pneumatic drill. Apart from Diesel’s likeably mild-mannered persona, there’s little here that we haven’t seen before.

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12A

UK release:

Sun May 5, 2013

Duration:

130 mins

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scrumpyjack

It breaks the cardinal rule of boring once too often but worth seeing (perhaps with a friend to snigger along with on cheapo orange wed) due to beautiful stunt work..........and I'm a sucker for aerial shots of London! 6/10

Adam

This is a review is it? ive wrote more in a birthday card. 2 paragraphs just bashing the film because of loudnesss and a disregard for laws of physics, because every movie to hit our screens before now has held such great regard for such a thing havn't they. Quite possibly one of the most pointless and worst reviews ive ever come across

Julian

I think most of you people don't understand why this movie is bad. Derek is saying that this movie doesn't bring anything new or exciting to action movies. It contains the same formulaic action scenes, comic repartee, generic plot, same rehashed characters, etc... Some people are tired of the fast and furious series and wonder why they even made 5 more sequels in the first place. There are way too many films that offer the same cliche things that this movie offers. Action movies are starting to get boring and this is coming from someone who used to like action films. They lack substance and offer nothing new to its genre.

Julian

I think most of you people don't understand why this movie is bad. Derek is saying that this movie doesn't bring anything new or exciting to action movies. It contains the same formulaic action scenes, comic repartee, generic plot, same rehashed characters, etc... Some people are tired of the fast and furious series and wonder why they even made 5 more sequels in the first place. There are way too many films that offer the same cliche things that this movie offers. Action movies are starting to get boring and this is coming from someone who used to like action films. They lack substance and offer nothing new to its genre.

Ian

I am amazed at the negative views. This isn't the Great Gatsby and it isn't intended as a piece of fine art. You need to think of films like a meal. This isn't cordon bleu or nouvelle cuisine its a burger plain and simple and a massive burger at that. As far as burgers go this is actually a very good one. It is filling and hits the spot. If you like your films loud and full of action then this is for you. It isn't high art but take it at face value and it is good fun. Also stay at the end for the Tokyo car chase for an interesting twist to set up Fast 7. The screening was fuller than any I have seen for a long time and on a Saturday afternoon as well. It might be fluff but it is popular fluff. As a piece of high art it is poor as a loud action movie four stars from me.

Chris

I'm pretty sure you just described everything I look forward to when I watch an action movie.