Like a well-oiled engine, the Fast & Furious series can be counted on to deliver what it promises on the box: gleaming cars, thrilling chases, and buff stars who look like they’ve stepped out of the pages of a fitness magazine. The new installment, Fast & Furious Six is just as dumb as the previous films, and its action scenes so furiously edited that it’s hard to tell who’s doing what, and to whom. But, as we’ve come to learn, that’s the charm of these movies…the stunts are outrageous, and the plot basic enough for an eight-year-old to enjoy.

The new film opens with our heroes Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) enjoying their retirement, when federal agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) shows up to recruit them in a mission to capture professional hijacker Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). The incentive for Don is a possible reunion with his ex, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), who was presumed dead at the end of the fourth film and who now may be working with Shaw.
Director Justin Lin packs the film with back-to-back chases and set-pieces, never giving you a moment to ponder over the fact that you have no idea till the end, exactly what our villain is after – some codes are mentioned, but never clearly explained. The action itself is outrageous, and whether we’re seeing real stunts or special effects, or a cocktail of both, it’s pretty entertaining stuff. Cars are flipped like pancakes every few seconds, an armored tank creates carnage on a bridge, and an airplane is demolished in the climax.
For those who enjoy their action a little more gritty, you’ll be happy to know Gina Carano (Mixed Martial Arts star, and leading lady of Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire) is cast as Hobbs’ sidekick, and she gets down and dirty in a thrilling girl-on-girl fistfight with Rodriguez in the London Underground.
Don’t expect any improvement in the dialogue – the actors still mouth lines that appear to have been stolen from bumper stickers – and the performances are basically a range of stock expressions: angry, very angry, mad as hell.
At 2 hours and 11 minutes, it’s a little too long, and even the most devoted action-movie fans will sense the exhaustion creeping in. But don’t leave until you’ve caught that post-credits cameo from a popular British star who sets up next year’s seventh installment.
I’m going with three out of five for Fast & Furious Six. It’s loud and noisy, and a lot of fun even if it doesn’t make much sense.

как получить кредитную карту в втб 24срочно нужны деньги запорожьекак заказать кредитную карту приватбанкаусловия кредитования малого бизнеса втб 24

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Rajeev Masand


     More intriguing than the suspense at the centre of the film is the mystery of how so many talented people, both...

    BMS EditorNovember 20, 2015

     Let’s face it, Skyfall was always going to be a tough act to follow. Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes had...

    BMS EditorNovember 20, 2015
  • Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

    You might want to keep off those Diwali sweets if you intend to watch Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Indulging in both...

    BMS EditorNovember 13, 2015

     Like “Hotel Transylvania” in 2012, its sequel too is testament to the fact that these days the most enjoyable Adam Sandler...

    BMS EditorNovember 6, 2015
  • Titli

    Titli, co-written and directed by Kanu Behl, is a hard film to shake off. I’ve watched it thrice now since it...

    BMS EditorOctober 30, 2015
  • Goosebumps

    You needn’t have read RL Stine’s immensely popular kiddie horror series in order to enjoy Goosebumps, the new Jack Black film that...

    BMS EditorOctober 30, 2015

    There’s a scene in Shaandaar during which an entire wedding party, high on magic mushrooms and pot brownies, lose their minds...

    BMS EditorOctober 22, 2015
  • Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2

     In Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, co-writer and director Luv Ranjan has essentially remade his own previous film. What’s interesting, however, is...

    BMS EditorOctober 16, 2015
  • Sicario

    Sicario, directed by Denis Villeneuve, isn’t just one of the best movies about America’s war on drugs since Traffic, it’s also...

    BMS EditorOctober 9, 2015

All content on the BookMyShow Blog is owned by BigTree Entertainment.

All articles are intended to inform, entertain and amuse. Just in case we make a mistake in the future, it's our doing alone! We make no representations or guarantees about the truth, accuracy or quality of any content.

Copyright 2015 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved