Fast and Furious 6
Director: Justin Lin
Screenplay: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson
Cast: Vin Diesel, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Luke Evans
Venue: Ster Kinekor Maerua Mall Cine 2You would think that sequels to movies get worse when they become too many. The latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise proves otherwise. It is bigger, better, faster and even more entertaining than before. This time the Fast and Furious team is recruited by agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) to take out mercenary Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and his gang of notorious criminals whose aim is to steal a consignment of components that are used to make nuclear weapons. The team agrees to take on Shaw with an unusual request of payment, – they get full pardons for everyone.
Action packed, death defying stunts, a great dialogue, a star-studded cast, with muscles in all the right places, (hello Dwayne Johnson). The action in the film alone is enough to make one glued to the edge of the seat. Watching Fast and Furious Six is like being part of the action, It is not hard to find yourself dodging bullets and throwing punches, yes ladies and gentlemen it does have that effect on you. I haven’t watched an action film so far this year that had the audience roaring with laughter and clapping at the stunts in the film. The oh!’ and whoooa’s from the audience are an indicator that this truly is an awesome movie.
The secret ingredients to making this an awesome film are that the director and writers bring in characters that have chemistry and complement one another, it is like a well-orchestrated plan. Another aspect is that the writers still maintain the same premise that fans of the movie series are used to. There are still the fast cars, car races and chases that have made the previous films a success.
The stunts in these movies never cease to amaze me, It is nothing expected but yet so brilliant. One such stunt is when Dominic (Vin Diesel) jumps off a bridge and saves Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). That move was simply just epic. Other magnificent scenes include Letty’s fighting scene with the female member of Shaw’s notorious gang, also when Dominic drives a fast car out of a moving, burning airplane. He comes out unscathed and like a phoenix, he rises from the ashes ready to fight again – wake up James Bond, here is some serious competition! Tej (Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges) and Roman’s (Tyrese Gibson) witty punch lines bring comic relief to the audience. They had me laughing throughout the entire movie. I would not be doing the movie any justice if I do not mention Gibson’s good looks, The Rock’s biceps that seem to have their own personality and of course the cliffhanger at the end of the film. This small clip of what is to come in Fast and Furious 7 is something I never saw coming, Fast and Furious meets Transporter will be the best thing that has ever happened to cinema. All I can say is I cannot wait to be blown over again. I am giving this film a perfect 5 out of 5 not because of its star studded cast but because it is thoroughly entertaining, keeps one guessing yet glued to one’s seat. The stunts are out of this world and its simply refreshing despite five other Fast and Furious movies before it. It just keeps getting better and better.