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REVIEW: Fast and Furious 6

 
REVIEW: Fast and Furious 6
Posted May 24th, 2013 @ 8:38am

Dwayne Johnson has a new nickname in Hollywood.  Franchise Viagra.  I recently read an article that said (I'm paraphrasing), "Does your franchise need saving?  Call The Rock."  There is something so enjoyable about him, not to mention that he does a fantastic job in his films.  He has single-handedly saved the Fast & Furious franchise.  His appearance in the 5th installment breathed new life into a struggling series.  I doubt they even would have made the film without him.  Now he's back with the gang in #6 helping them to keep the momentum.

Fast & Furious 6 is a perfect summer "popcorn movie."  It's about two hours of pure enjoyment.  Fast cars, hot women, buff guys and a lot of ridiculous action scenes, where can it go wrong?  I don't think the story is quite as good as #5, but that's not to say that it's bad.  If we're being honest with each other, when has the story in a Fast & Furious movie been all that amazing anyway? We see the return of Letty after the group thought she had died back in #4.  We also have the addition of MMA star, and general hottie, Gina Carano as an FBI agent.  Don't know who she is?  Do yourself a favor and google her.  Luke Evans also joins the cast as the "bad guy." 

These movies are made for one reason, and that's to give us enjoyment.  Fast & Furious 6 delivers on that promise.  It is absolutely worth your money at the theater.  Make sure you stay in the credits because there is an AMAZING scene to wrap things up while maybe hiting at an upcoming #7.  That final scene gave me goosebumps.

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