Fast & Furious 6
Director: Justin Lin
Writer: Chris Morgan
Sequel to: The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Matt Schulze, Gal Gadot, Sung Kang, Joaquim de Almeida, Elsa Pataky, Luke Evans, Shea Whigham, John Ortiz, [SPOILER] Jason Statham [/SPOILER]
After the events of Fast Five, Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian’s (Paul Walker) group have scattered around the globe. Dom and Elena (Elsa Pataky), Brian and Mia (Jordana Brewster) have settled down in paradise but it doesn’t feel like home to them. So when Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) tracks them down and offers them pardons in exchange for hunting down Shaw (Luke Evans), plus shows them pictures of a clearly still alive Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) working with Shaw, they jump at the chance and reassemble their team.
Fast & Furious 6 is fun. I do think it might have the dumbest script of them all, but maybe just because of that it’s extremely entertaining.
After we came out of the film, kathrintha nicely summed up the entire thing with, “that script is a piece of art.” And it is. It’s sometimes slightly dadaist in its incomprehensibility and logic jumps, but it’s definitely a monument. Maybe just a monument to stupidity, but impressive nevertheless. Plus, it makes Vin Diesel fly. Several times.
It also does what I didn’t really think possible: it actually ties Tokyo Drift into the series and (kinda) explains the continuity of it. [But if that means that they want to bring back Lucas Black, they really should reconsider.] I didn’t think that it was actually necessary to do that, especially since it makes it harder to ignore the film’s existence, but hey, it’s something.
And there were several things I really enjoyed about the film. The dynamics within the team and the banter are actually pretty fun. There are some nice hand-to-hand fight scenes which are absolutely cool. Especially the ones between Gina Carano and Michelle Rodriguez (seriously, it should be a law somewhere that if you have a movie with the two of them, there have to be at least five minutes of fighting, it’s that awesome).
It seems like Morgan and Lin have really found their pace now and know (mostly) how to make things work so that you leave the cinema maybe a few brain cells short, but at least thoroughly entertained.
Summarising: wonderful popcorn cinema.
So, what about Lettie?? Why she not dead?? She back with Dom? What’s the role of the [SPOILER]?? :D
Alright, obviously this comment comes with a huge SPOILER WARNING for this film and Tokyo Drift…
Letty was shot at but instead of shooting her in the head, as implied previously, Braga’s goon only shot the car behind her, which exploded and she was thrown through the air but didn’t die. Unfortunately she lost her memory in the process which Braga then used to recruit her for his purposes and for Shaw while faking her death. [All of which Brian painfully finds out, btw, and when he wants to tell Dom about it, Dom’s all like, “chillax dude, I don’t care, apparently I already know that she’s had memory less or something in any case, I just pretend like it’s completely normal that the love of my life doesn’t remember me. Whatever you found out is just for you.” Beautiful script writing.]
And yes, in the end, Elena graciously bows out, saying something like she’s married to her job anyway and Dom and Letty are back together.
And the Stat is there to tie up the whole Tokyo Drift thing: The movie ends with Han going to Tokyo and then they show his death scene (since it seems that the events of TD are set after the end of the main storyline of FF6) with the Stat walking away from the explosion, taking revenge for Shaw against Dom by killing Han and challenging him. Which, I guess, explains Dom’s presence in Tokyo in the TD-after-credits-scene.
So yeah, now you know everything. :)
I was sure it was a memory-loss story. Boooo-ring. :( This script seems to be worth gold and even Vin’s effect on my hormones couldn’t make me go to the cinema for it. *sigh* (Have you seen there’s a new Riddick announced. ._.)
Sure thing. And yes, memory loss was the most boring possibility. (What I would have done was probably something like having the police fake Letty’s death and put her into witness protection or better yet, Letty having been recruited for undercover work with Braga/Shaw. Neither of those options would have been very creative but especially the second one would have nicely echoed Brian’s storyline and his conflicts with Dom and Mia and that alone, I think, would have pushed the script to be a little better.
Anyway, totally understand Vin’s hormonal effect. But I have to admit that I never saw the Riddick movies. Something I need to catch up on, I guess. :)
Anything wuold have made the script better. -_- Lika why did Mia go back to the house, excepts for being in the last scenes… (I watched a screener yesterday). Bref…
Yup, especially the 1st one, Pitch Black, which was a really good surprise. I didn’t expect much from itbut got quite hooked (granted, I enjoyed Oblivion too, you can doubt that my taste will match yours. ;))
I’ll give it a try. You never know with those films. :)
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