Fast & Furious 6 (2013) Review

I don’t even know where to begin. You watch the film and you keep shooting from good to bad to what?! The film is good but not great, it has some strong action and visuals but the story is scattered and the acting is as you’d expect. Unlike Fast Five it’s not great and tries to bring a smart script but ends up messy and just not as simple and focused as the last film. As I said in my trailer review the film looked great and was quite excited to see if the trailer was a glimpse of a great film or a spoiler filled thrill ride. Well that gets explained in the spoiler section. Bookmark this if you are waiting to see the film, leave any comments below, if you have seen the film check out the spoiler sections and I will look forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts.

“This code you live by makes you predictable. In our line of work predictable makes you vulnerable. I can reach out and break you any time I want.”

Fast & Furious 6 - Banner

Plot:

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.

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Story: 70% Acting: 75% Characters: 75% Dialogue: 70%

Action: 90% Style/Sound: 85% Visuals: 90%

Total: 78%

Fast & Furious 6 - Official Poster

The story is simple in a synopsis but when you see the film you’ll fail to see quite what’s going on. It raises some questions and then doesn’t answer them. It does have some great nonsensical moments that I both expect and I hope to see in these films, like the safe being dragged through Rio by two cars in the last film. Just got to love it! The acting and character are good but nothing special, they know their roles and continue them, but the film doesn’t add anyone new and so it gets a little tired. Also the villain wasn’t as great as I hoped and was a little anticlimactic, oh and amnesia? Really?! What is this a cheap TV show? Not a fan of that being rammed into the film, and adds nothing and just annoys me. The dialogue was bad but again nothing special.

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The action was very good and lots of fun with crazy mind boggling stunts. The cars are fast and physics are wrong, what I want to see in my fast and furious. The main stunts and action packed fights and racing up the wazzu are all highly pressed into the trailer in one way or another so you know what you’re getting walking into the film. That fight scene in the plane seen in the trailer was Dwayne going into full flashback mode and wrestling like a mad man. The style was in fast and furious way with the loud music, miniskirts and nice cars (I don’t know anything about cars).

Fast And Furious 6

The visuals are impressive and you can see the budget burning away with the rubber in some scenes. Right off the bat the tank was amazing, smashes out of a truck, crushes 30 cars into paste, blows up a bridge and leads up to a great CGI moment of stupidity. We have 50 cars which are all shiny and nice but I prefer the cars from the previous film. I did like the car flipper that Shaw had, it was fun and interesting plus allows for loads of destroyed police cars. The giant military plane looked flawless and believe me you had a very long time to look at it.

Fast & Furious 6 - Car Jumping Out of a Plane

SPOILERS!!!

The bridge jump as Toretto leaps to save Letty is so unbelievable I was just shocked and my jaw hit the floor. They must have been laughing their heads off in the editing room. On a funny note how long is an airport runway? 75 miles? Because I checked and the Hercules aircraft used in the film can only lift off at 150mph and the whole scene lasted 30 minutes so yeah the runway must have been 75 miles long. Seriously?!

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Not This Scene

Trailer:

The best reviews I found would be these “A series of exciting action sequences and Dwayne Johnson’s perma-cocked eyebrow are all there is to save the film from becoming slow and laborious.” Michael Leader. “While the two-hour plus running time may be too much carnage, like those old cliffhanger TV serials of old this is one franchise that knows how to keep the fans flocking back” James Mottram. “While Fast & Furious 6 is a fun continuation of Fast 5, it’s not able to achieve the same heights. The carmageddon is still enjoyable in a daft way, but some of the vehicular lunacy is a bit over-the-top even for this franchise. Which is saying something” Stephen Carty. “The most impressive thing about the sixth entry into this noisy franchise is that it’s both more preposterous and more self-important than ever before. Which is no mean feat” Rich Cline. “While it never quite reaches the dizzying heights of Fast 5, Fast & Furious 6 is nevertheless a true joyride that ties the story back to the series’ beginning even as it sets up future adventures” Jim Vejvoda.

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My favourite scene would have to be the tank scene, it was short, it was stupid but it was very fun and loads of people where crushed in cars and I think that worth noting. Also had the bonus of having the dumbest moment I have ever seen in a film. It’s great they jump across a bridge off vehicles going 100mph and land on a car, walk away perfectly clean. You will gasp and think you imagined this truly unbelievable scene.

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38 responses to “Fast & Furious 6 (2013) Review”

  1. Nostra says :

    Will be checking it out this weekend, looking forward to it.

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  2. Mark Hobin says :

    Action/Visuals were great so I agree with you there, but you’re being VERY generous with the story and dialogue. The plot was just an excuse for Dom to fly through the air like Superman saving people. LOL Nice review.

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  3. Nerdy Girl Ramblings says :

    The whole ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise really blows my mind a bit. I didn’t even realize there were so many films until this one was released and I saw “6”. What shocks me even more is that people keep saying how decent the films are! I’ve only seen the original FF movie and I tend to prejudge movie franchises that keep going for no apparent reason (*cough* Scary Movie *cough*) but maybe I was wrong with this one?

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  4. Victor De Leon says :

    Cool post, Tim. I never really got into this franchise but I’m not into car porn like I used to be. I did like the first film somewhat but I never re-visited it. I have been told that Fast Five was decent though.

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  5. lukebbtt says :

    Haha – a 75 mile runway… nice spot.

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  6. sidekickreviews says :

    I’ve never watched a F&F movie. Now they’re coming out with these movies every year now?! I saw a brief clip where Michelle Rodriguez gets caught in a flying armbar. Gotta luv that!

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  7. Hypersonic55 says :

    Cool review yo! I really liked the film, I’d say its probably the second best film in the series. It’s just fun and that’s all I needed.

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  8. filmhipster says :

    Nice one Tim, not really my kind of film but I’ll get around to it eventually.

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  9. Tyson Carter says :

    I remember reading a HUGE spoiler about this earlier in the year, about how it sets up part 7, and I’ll be watching to see if that actually happens 🙂

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  10. atothewr says :

    I was hoping this wasn’t a trailer movie, but it sounds like it is. Nice review. Glad I am waiting till DVD.

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  11. myreelpov says :

    Looking forward to this but don’t think it will be as good as number 5, I quite liked 2 fast 2 furious as well!

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  12. Erik says :

    Good Review Tim!

    I was wondering about the runway too!!!!! lol And after Vin Diesel’s famous bridge jump people were pissing themselves laughing. lol

    I think you are right, it is good but not great but let’s face it, it is as good as it gets and I am sure you know why (the last 3 minutes!!!!! WTF?????)

    The action scenes and stunts are awesome but my problem was the following: I have seen it all in the trailer!! There were no surprises.

    anyway….As you said, it is fun but nothing great. We still got the cars and the bitches! lol

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    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      Thanks Erik 😀

      Didn’t you believe the 75 mile runway. It’s perfectly logic, like a one person jumping off a tank into the arms of a person jumping off a speeding car on the other side of a bridge to then land together perfectly safe onto a car.

      Since when are cars bouncy castles, they don’t break falls unless your the Hulk or Superman.

      How much of a spoiler was that trailer! Unbelievable!

      Fast cars and hot ass bitches haha xD

      Favourite scene?

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  13. Nick Powell says :

    I have never thought I would be as excited for this movie as I am….

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  14. armanddc says :

    I had to skip the review. Thanks for the heads-up, Tim. I have considerable hopes for this sixth-quel. 🙂

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  15. le0pard13 says :

    Y’know, I don’t think you can spoil this, Tim ;-). Fun read.

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