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Fast & Furious 6 - Film Review

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Published June 3rd 2013
Not a one shot, a sequel or a trilogy, but the sixth edition of Fast & Furious featuring the all-star cast from the original film gives us a reason to believe the film is worthwhile.

What begins as a montage of upbeat music, violence, sex and the obvious—fast cars—transforms its way into a film with all the above elements that conjure a formula for an edge of the seat cinematic experience. The start of the movie is enough to get your heart racing as an effective montage should do, reminding you of what happened and preparing you for what you're about to see.

What you're about to see is a witty, humorous and sexy portrayal of the humbly transformed lives of street racers and common criminals who were plucked from their newfound families and specially requested for a case they alone can solve with their car racing skills.

The cast synergy is not short of representing the theme of keeping your family close and your enemies closer. Aside from the visually stimulating adrenaline rush, it is touching to see the sacrifice the team members are willing to make to get Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) back, the surge of panic Brian (Paul Walker) portrays when his family is taken captive and the romantic love through the subtle concentration of Han's (Sung Kang) eyes on Giselle (Gal Gadot) and her selfless act of saving his life by taking her own. And who could forget the leader Dominic's irresistible rough exterior, soft interior attitude played by Vin Diesel.

I would have to say that Paul Walker is not given enough screen time and Michelle Rodriguez's deep, throaty voice is overdone and a bit cringe-worthy. Although the ending wraps up neatly, it would be preferable to have a greater acknowledgement of Giselle's death rather than the short display of affection presented.

Aside from that, boredom is not an option while watching this movie and the ending gives us revived hope when Jason Statham steps out of the car amongst the fire and the rubble to stir anticipation for another action packed film.

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Why? Fast & Furious in its 6th Incarnation
Where: In Cinemas
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