Saturday, 18 May 2013

Fast & Furious 6

Six films deep and the filmmakers have finally figured out something lively for Michelle Rodriguez to do. Fast & Furious 6 is a continuity critical mass, roping in even more fringe players for a sprawling super-narrative that functions as a prequel and a sequel. If Fast Five was the Avengers Assemble of the series, then Fast Six is more like a hyper-aware fight manga in which death has ceased to have any meaning.

Resurrected as an amnesiac in the thrall of a grinning SAS dick, Rodriguez's Letty must chose between a robotic rugger bugger and Vin Diesel's pristine, vest wearing superman. Not content to just put frowny Rodriguez over as a plot lynchpin, the production even hires smiley Gina Carano for some credible girl fighting. Fast Six is pure iteration, smoothing out the stumbling points of past entries to arrive at an expertly juggled example of popcorn bullshit.

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