Fast & Furious 6 picks up right where the last film ended, with the various protagonists scattered through-out the world, enjoying their millions from the Drug kingpin heist. While money isn't much of a concern anymore, their inability to return home is still a thorn in their collective sides. When Hobbs shows up at Torretto's doorstep asking for help, Torretto agrees to assemble his team and help bring down an organization of mercenaries, aided by Letty, whom everyone believed to be dead. Justin Lin's Fast and Furious 6 is a big, dumb action film that pays little mind to physics in constructing ts extravagant action sequences. The story is serviceable, with a few laughable plot/character reveals, but honestly does anyone really care about the story when it comes to these films? The film continues in the same vein of its predecessor, with its "family" theme reverberating at nauseam through the films running time. This is particularly big in Fast and Furious 6, being that Letty has fallen into the wrong hands, with Dom's main reasoning for accepting Hobb's offer being the need to get Letty back. Obviously the film has to have some character arch but this aspect of the story really just gets in the way of the action, slowing the pace down considerably. For me the most interesting aspect of this entire series is its ability to evolve from a rather small, street racing flick that was basically Point Break with cars, to a full throttle, international action thriller where the stakes are millions of lives. What makes this film the best of the recent films, (Tokyo Drift is still the best film IMO) is that's somewhat self aware. From an absolutely hysterical music video-esque opening credit sequence, to how Tyrese's character references Hobb's glistening biceps, it felt that the filmmakers knew what they were making and didn't try too hard to focus on reality. The bottom line is you probably already know if you will enjoy Fast and Furious 6, following the sequel formula of being bigger and louder, but certainly fun.
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