Saturday, January 04, 2014

MovieNotes: Fast & Furious 6

Movie: Fast & Furious 6 
*ing: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriguez and many more
Director: Justin Lim
Language: English 
Genre: Action

Basic Premise

6th movie in a franchise (although 5th in the chronological order) which began as street car racing and has now evolved into road heists with fast cars playing a major part. 
A government agent takes the help of a gang of "good-hearted" criminals, who have outwitted him previously, to counter the evil designs of a bigger villain.

  • Tokyo Drift is widely accepted as the worst film of the franchise, yet it is the one which is tying up many loose ends.
  • Query - Did the filmmakers (of Tokyo Drift) really think they would be able to add in that twist to the accident scene from Tokyo Drift and make it a major plot continuity point?
  • Motto of the movie - Family come first. In fact even the likes of Suraj Barjatya and Karan Johar won't be able to emphasize on family bonds the way Dominic Toretto does.
  • The credits song - We Own It (by Wiz Khalifa & 2 Chainz) is really catchy and gets stuck in the brain even though the lyrics aren't clear.
  • The action scenes are outrageous yet you want to believe them to be true. e.g. a tank exploding out of a truck. They also do not focus on blood and gore.
  • The movie works at frenetic pace. The key players move across continents in no time. 
  • The epilogue scene makes things more interesting. I am looking forward to Fast and Furious 7, though Paul Walker's untimely death has added some more twists to the story.
And finally, Rest In Peace Paul Walker. There is just too much irony in there. The man shown most committed to family in the movies dies in a car accident. The franchisee and its fans will miss you.

Rating: 7/10 - High on adrenaline. Rest do not really matter.

Previously on MovieNotes: The Lunchbox 

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