Friday, November 21, 2014

Shorts: Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast & Furious movies seem to try everything. After first series got two movies that cashed with franchise's name. Movies lacked most important element, because Vin Diesel didn't want to do sequels. He came back to fourth movie, which was good. Fifth movie changed the formula little, but was still entertaining. This movie takes our heroes to world of espionage.

Letty comes back from the dead. She didn't die in fourth movie. She just lost his memory and works for Shaw, who is stealing high tech weapons. Letty on wrong side makes Toretto join forces join forces with Hobbs. This starts hunt for Shaw and mission to save Letty.

Movie moves too far from what Fast & Furious movies were. They still drive fast and do stunts with cars. But Fast & Furious elements feel like they were added later. Deep down this is James Bond like movie, which would have worked better with fewer characters. Fast & Furious gang has become special forces solders. I don't remember them to use guns and have fist fights this much in previous movies.

There is no drama. Nobody questions what they do. They do it because they always help the family. It was like characters didn't have any personality and didn't care about anything. And they could do anything they wanted. There were cool action scenes, but movie felt like calculative movie, which gives audience little of what they want, but doesn't tell anything. Last scene made this movie felt like long trailer for next movie.

First I was excited about next movie. Then I started to think, it will probably be another Fast & Furious movie cashing on franchise's name. Just like this movie.

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