If you watched the Super Bowl last night then you probably already caught the Fast and Furious 6 trailer, but do yourself a favor and watch it again, because it’s fucking terrible, yet amazingly awesome at the same time. I’ve been a fan of the Fast and Furious movies ever since the very first one came out way back in 2001. The sequel “2 Fast 2 Furious” wasn’t nearly as good as the original, but it was still entertaining. The series then took a weird turn and dumped all of the original cast and jumped over to Tokyo to get on board with the latest trend of “drifting”; it was better than the 2nd one. Knowing that the rest of the cast’s cashflow was running dry, the producers were able to bring them all back for the 4th installment, and I’m pretty sure they would be stupid to turn down the rest of the sequels, since the franchise just basically prints money.
The Fast and Furious movies aren’t good movies in any sense of the word, but what they lack in decent acting and believable plotlines, they more than make up for in ridiculous action sequences and entertainment. Nobody expects these to be oscar worthy flicks, and the producers/directors/cast know that, these are meant to be action movies that don’t require a lot of thinking, yet they blow up all sorts of shit in crazy ways. Throw in a cast that we’ve grown to love and that is why this franchise is able to make money installment after installment without fail. Even though the flicks have gotten away from the street racing craze that made them popular in the first couple movies, they are still finding ways to keep themselves relevant. Heist movies never go out of style, so throw in some fast cars, maybe a plane or two, a couple giant bald dudes, a pretty buy, and some hot chicks… heck, maybe even a rapper/singer or two and what do you get? Entertainment.
Since Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian’s (Paul 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 (Dwayne Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Luke Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Michelle 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.