Friday, 3 April 2015

Review: Fast & Furious 6 (second-pass)

World of Blackout Film Review

Fast & Furious 6 Poster

Fast & Furious 6 (second-pass)
Cert: 12A / 145 mins / Dir. Justin Lin / Trailer
WoB Rating: 5/7

So, Fast & Furious 6 may be way too long for its own good (much like the apparent 18 mile runway at the film's climax), and it may have more casual sexism than an entire series of On The Buses, and it may have a plot so thin that you could hold it up and watch TV through it, but when the wheels are spinning and the fists are flying, it's undeniably enormous fun.

And it bears repeating that any movie which features an overt product placement for Seabrook Crisps deserves a misty-eyed respect from those of us on the Blighty-side of the pond.


Is this film worth paying £10+ to see?
Obviously not for everybody, and you probably won't get the chance now as this was a part-retrospective double-bill, but if you're a fan? Yes.

Well, I don't like the cinema. Buy it, rent it, or wait for it to be on telly?
It's a buy-er.

Does this film represent the best work of the leading performer(s)?
I've probably seen each of its prominent stars better elsewhere, I think.

Does the film achieve what it sets out to do?
Without doubt.

Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?

Oh, and is there a Wilhelm Scream in it?
There bloody isn't. Don't worry, I'm going to write a letter.

…but what's the Star Wars connection?
Well, as it's the 6th F&F movie...
1) The film's bad-guy Luke Evans starred in The Battle Of The Five Armies, as did Sir Christopher 'Count Dooku' Lee.
2) Gina Carano played the central character in Haywire, alongside Ewan 'Kenobi' McGregor.
3) Dwayne Johnson appeared in GI Joe: Retaliation, as did Ray 'Darth Maul' Park (The Phantom Menace).
4) Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges starred in 2009's Gamer, which also featured Sam 'Darth Maul' Witwer (The Clone Wars).
5) Vin Diesel was of course Riddick, which also starred Katee 'Bo Katan' Sackhoff.
6) Paul Walker had a role in 2010's Takers, a film also starring Hayden 'Anakin' Christensen.

Oh, ka-BOOM.

And if I HAD to put a number on it…

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