NOTE: THIS IS JUST MY PERSONAL OPINION, AND DOES NOT REFLECT ANYONE ELSE’S. I AM NOT WORKING FOR ANY ORGANISATIONS. THIS REVIEW IS NOT MEANT TO HARM THE FILM’S PERFORMANCE AT THE BOX OFFICE, AND IS JUST PURELY MY THOUGHTS ON THE FILM. THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS WHICH MIGHT DISRUPT YOUR VIEWING EXPERIENCE.
Fast and Furious 6
Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Sung Kang, Luke Evans, Gina Carano, John Ortiz
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Directed by Justin Lin
Produced by Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Clayton Townsend
Duration: 130 min
Fast and Furious 6 movie database
This film has great action sequences, especially during the climax (airplane scene and tank scene), and also contains lots of instances of humour to make the audience laugh. The character development in the film is best between Toretto and Letty, and their relationship is brought across well.
The introduction goes out to reveal what happened since the previous instalment (helps to bridge the gap). Other than that, the introduction really does not have much more.
The villain is really looked upon as smarter than before, with the many scenes where the team could not track down their next moves, or cannot manage to capture them. In the previous films, the team usually goes up against drug dealers or cops, but now the stakes are raised, as the enemy will cross all kinds of boundaries to get what they want. To cut away from the serious tone throughout the film, the film really throws out several jokes, especially those from Tyrese Gibson. Several hand to hand fighting here, and perhaps also a lot of impressive action scenes (not as good as the climax). On a side note, during the car races (including the intro), it would be better if the film were to make the cars more differentiable.
The climax was one of the most amazing things we have seen this summer… yet. The team works together to take down a common villain, during both the tank and plane sequences, and there is also a twist in the end, when you will think that the show has actually ended, but has not (I do not want to spoil it, but you might be able to spot it after a particular scene between Shaw and Toretto). Whatever it is, this sequence might be the best the franchise has seen yet (due to the expensive budget), and one of the more detailed ones.
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT- 15/20
The character development in the film is not perfect, but there are visible attempts to do so. Maybe one of the best in the film is in between Toretto and Letty, as we can understand them better, and find out their relationship from this. There were also other moments, and those between Tej Parker and Roman Pearce and between Han Seoul-Oh and Gisele were also quite good, though the latter is not developed enough.
COSTUME DESIGN/ BACKGROUND/ PRODUCTION DESIGN/ MAKE-UP/ VFX- 8/10
The action sequences are amazing, especially at the ending. The costume design really isn’t much, but with the tanks, explosions and everything, this doesn’t really matter anymore.
DIRECTION/ DIRECTING- 8/10
Justin Lin did another good job this time round, trying to bridge the gap between Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift and the other instalments he directed. There were also many impressive action sequences throughout the film, and everything else was adequate enough. He directly knows how to merge humour with action, adding several twists along the way, while making people excited about the next film (more on that below)
Nothing much to say about the music.
The acting was average, but strong sense of humour is encountered throughout the film, especially from Tyrese Gibson. There really isn’t many impressive things to raise from their acting.
LAGS IN STORYLINE?- 8/10
Nothing to say here.
Firstly, the post- credits scene really shocked me, but you should go watch and find out. It helps give you a clue on what happens during the next instalment. Nextly, the action scenes, the best in the franchise so far, really deserve more marks!
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Movie poster’s source is http://impawards.com/2013/fast_and_furious_six_ver3_xlg.html
Movie Trailer obtained from fastandfuriousmovie (youtube)