By Jack Rico
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The “1-4-0”: “Fast & Furious 6” is as action packed a film you can see all year. If you had to pick 1, this will more than satisfy your adrenaline rush.
The Gist: Vin Diesel and The Rock reassemble their crew in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries. Payment? Full pardons for them all.
The Highlights: There were a lot of highlights here. The unrestrained action sequences, Michelle Rodriguez’s return, plus her 2 all-out battles with MMA fighter Gina Carano (Haywire), Tyrese’s hilarious performance, The Rock’s climactic clash with a Brock Lesnar looking dude towards the end of the movie. But perhaps the top highlight of the film was the post credit hidden scene that sees a co-star die and a familiar action star face bring the house down in his jaw-dropping appearance.
The Lowlights: Vin’s acting continues to reach record lows. How he’s made it this far is beyond me, but his subtle, sly, sexy charisma goes a long way. The dialogue is once again mechanical, and the delivery by the cast is worse than ever.
Hate, like or love it? Love it. As bad as the acting and the dialogue are, the adrenaline-pumping entertainment value overwhelms any defect the film possesses. You up the ante with the addition from the best actions faces in the business – The Rock, Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano and the surprise guest at the end – and it’s an obligated repeat viewing experience. Also, I really enjoyed the Latino vibe they brought back from ‘Fast & Furious’, the Spanish dialogue and actors like Elsa Pataky. It all worked perfectly.
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action and mayhem throughout, some sexuality and language
Release Date: May 24th, 2013
Screenplay: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson
Director(s): Justin Lin
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Film Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller