Fast Six. YES!


You know what to expect if you are familiar with this franchise and this latest installment will NOT disappoint.  Fast Six is a fast, fun, popcorn-eating  summer blockbuster!  Low on realism and high on fantasy.  I dare say this is summer movie greatness.

Okay.  I must admit I love The Fast and The Furious series!  LOVE IT!

All of the films–(except for 2Fast 2Furious and 2Horrible -_-)–are a total adrenaline,  fun-filled rush.  Maybe, it could be my love of American muscle cars (yeah…they’re awesome!)–my love for creative action sequences and fist fights–or maybe my love for Vin Diesel’s voice…hell–my love for ALL of Vin Diesel!  (And yes.  I can’t wait for Riddick!)  So for many reasons I was giddy and bouncing with excitement about The Fast & Furious 6.  I knew it was going to be silly, unrealistic and corny–but I also knew it would have playful, humorous banter, badass action and beautifully orchestrated car stunts (Lin has some serious skills!  Can’t wait to see what he is going to do next…).  Yeah.  Giddy as a schoolgirl.

Director Justin Lin‘s last addition is a fitting farewell to the characters and universe he helped to establish.  The story brings everything full circle.  You have the complete arch of all the characters and in a way, it kind of ends Lin’s tenure and leaves it open to start a new chapter.  I love that this started as an underground racing film with some stiff acting and cool premise and now it has grown into a half way decent adventure for these characters.  By Fast Five they were in  full-blown heist mode and now in F&F6 it comes back to family and what’s really important.  Besides fast cars.  😀

Diesel is the heart of this franchise and he wears Dom Toretto like a comfortable jacket.  Stoic and quiet he is the leader of this band of drivers and everyone else bounces off  his presence.  Paul Walker grows up a bit in this one and seems to bring O’Connor to a  maturity lacking in the others.  It is nice to see Michelle Rodriguez again and I even liked how they brought Letty back.  Clever and effective.  As for the crew, my favorites are Sung Kang‘s Han (always) and Gal Gadot‘s Gisele and they bring this doomed pair to a satisfying conclusion.  And of course, you have The Rock and newly added Haywire’s Gina Carano (she is incredible and facilitates some cool girl fights…) who make a dynamic fighting duo.  😀

I will have to give F&F6 the best villain award.  Luke Evans is perfect as the baddie Shaw.  I am excited about this because I have watched Mr. Evans career since seeing him in several, not so good films (The Raven–Three Musketeers) but enjoying his performances.  I am happy to see him shine in this.   I loved that they did not make him a mad, rash psychopath–but a controlled, calm psychopath–which is much more fun.   Make sure you stay after the credits to see a sneak peek at baddie for #7–very promising.

Bottom line?  It’s fun.  Period.  Yes, there are “yeah, right” moments and “No, that would never happen”–but if you are sitting in that chair watching a Fast and Furious film–you have to know that is part of the package.  What I love is that this series has NEVER taken itself seriously.  This is meant to be badass and frivolous fun.  And you know what?  That is how I like it.

Fast & Furious 6 Official Trailer #1 (2013) – Vin Diesel Movie HD – YouTube

About nediunedited

Who is nediunedited? A lover of cinema since the age of seven! All kinds–all genres. Films (TV and Books, too) have shaped my life–they were my escape, my inspiration and even my first role models. I do not rate my films in the traditional sense (no stars, grades, etc.)–instead I give you my opinion and my take on it–I do not give traditional plot summaries either, because I want you to go in clear–ready for your own experience. There is nothing better than discovering a fine film, without any other influence. (Personally, when I want to really see something I practice media shut out–I refuse to watch too many trailers, viral promos, reviews, etc–I have been known to cover my eyes and ears in the theater during trailers–LALALALA!) That’s me–hope you come by and visit! I will definitely make the rounds and find some of you out there, too.

4 thoughts on “Fast Six. YES!

  1. LOL. The title says it all. YES!! 😀

    “Diesel is the heart of this franchise and he wears Dom Toretto like a comfortable jacket.” is wayyyy too true. He’s just so comfortable in this role now. Its great to watch him do his thing.

    I thought Evans was fine, but to me, this movie was really about the good guys, I barely even noticed him, you know what I mean? Glad to see the Rock got a bigger role though!

    Glad to see Im not the only one who really loves this flick! 😀

    • Indeed! Like you said–check your (logical) brain at the door and enjoy the ride! 😀

      Sometimes that is exactly what you need–you know? Pure, mindless fun!

      Someone asked–is this your guilty pleasure? And I thought–well, I’m not really feeling guilty about it…because it’s kind of awesome! LOL.

      It is nice to know I am not alone! Later, Fogs! 😉

  2. Ahah, so you’re a self-confessed Vin Diesel fan then, as you’re also excited for Riddick? I’ve got to admit that’s another franchise that doesn’t appeal to me, but I might (just might) give the ones w/ Judi Dench a shot as I love that Dame. Btw, on this “…he wears Dom Toretto like a comfortable jacket” I think it’s more appropriate that he wears Dom like a comfy wifebeater, ahahaha… just kidding!! 😀

    • LOL! Wife-beater–Indeed! And yes my love for Riddick started with Pitch Black (one of the best sci-fi films in my book that presents an original premise with nothing but anti-heroes to cheer for) and the 2nd was okay–strayed a bit but this next one is suppose to bring back around. Riddick is one serious badass!
      Nice seeing you again!! Later! 😀

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