Fast & Furious 6
Category: Action, Crime, Thriller
Age Restriction: 13 LV
Well known names: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker , Dwayne Johnson
Fast & Furious 6 is exactly what you have come to expect from this franchise. It’s all about fast cars, impossible stunts, good against bad and family. Not much has really changed since the first one more than ten years ago, except that the actors look a bit older.
In Fast & Furious 6 we are once again joined by Dwayne Johnson as Hobbs and the Brazilian Female cop from Fast Five, but otherwise most of the old crew from the original The Fast and The Furious are back including Letty, who supposedly died in Fast and Furious (number 4), but only got badly beaten up and has amnesia.
Since we last saw the team, they have scattered across the globe to enjoy their split of $100million that they stole in Fast Five (number 5). The only thorn in their side is the fact that they can’t return home as they are wanted felons. Meanwhile, Hobbs has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind is aided Letty, who we all thought was dead. The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London and as payment they arrange for full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.
Not much time is focussed on the villain and his schemes, it seems that more screen time was spent on the strong family code that Dom and his team have. You can’t help but get drawn into rooting for them and even though it is definitely not a fabulous movie, it is filled with humour, impossible stunts, loads of action and beautiful fast cars. On the other side you also see a lot of scantily dressed woman and the language and violence is definitely not for anyone younger than 13. Keep this in mind if you are contemplating this movie for the family outing.
All in all it is not a fabulous film, but if you have enjoyed the series so far you will have fun with this one.