The original film in the Fast and Furious franchise was decent enough, but nothing all that special or one that warranted a sequel. With numerous cast changes and weak additions, the fans kept coming out to see them and they kept coming. With Fast Five they stepped things up a bit changing the film to a more heist action film and adding Dwayne Johnson and bringing back the main players from all the films in the series to not only revitalize the franchise, but also deliver the best film so far. With its success fans eagerly waited to see where they would go with Fast and Furious 6 aka Furious 6 but did they build on the new model or was it just a lucky drop in the franchise?
Fast and Furious 6 follows the gang as they have moved on with their lives, scattered across the globe living relatively quit lives. When Hobbs discovers that a criminal mastermind he is hunting is aided by Letty, who was believed to be dead, he reaches out to Dom and his team to help bring him down in exchange of full pardons all around. This latest entry isn’t quite as good as the last one, but still delivers a great action film. It’s a bit light on story, which isn’t what most people watch these films for, but delivers enough to keep things moving and work towards connecting the previous films together. Up to this point these films have had some crazy awesome action, but still maintained a bit of realism, but with this film they crank the insanity up with some of the wildest car destruction you have seen, but a bit out there. This is just a fun action film that you just have to sit back and let it happen and have a great time. All the cast from the previous film are back again and has a decent explanation to make it happen. Along for the ride they’ve added Luke Evans who delivers as a decent bad guy but it’s his henchman that really take it up a notch including Johannes Taslim from The Raid and female MMA superstar Gina Carano. Both deliver some great fighting moments, but this time out the most memorable hand to hand combat sequences are between Carano and Rodriguez. These women go all in and create a believable bad ass fight that would rival any guy on the big screen.
They clearly stepped things up here with the action including numerous moments where people are jumping from moving vehicles to various other vehicles as well as tanks and planes versus cars that you will not soon forget. Once again this franchise shows that it has changed its course and created something even better that shows no sign of stopping. Whoever is leading the behind the scenes charge for this franchise is a genius and tops the entire movie with one of the best after credits sequences that you will never see coming, so avoid spoilers at all costs it is sure to step up this franchise even further.