“I am such a sucker for a cheesy action movie, and there’s nothing like the Fast franchise. I’m actually _really_ glad I thought to marathon it’s predecessors over the past week. A little context goes a long way. I’m still so impressed at what good cast retention there’s been in this half of the series, and the team keeps growing. I love that they each maintain an important role and express some fun individuality. No one really fades into the background.
The new recruit I was really excited for was Gina Carano who steps in as Riley, Hobbs’ (Dwayne Johnson) new sidekick. Til now the real muscle has mostly been in the cars, so throwing in an MMA trained fighter was really gonna pick things up a notch. I was just waiting on edge for the inevitable girl fight with Michelle Rodriguez, which did not disappoint.
The rest of the action was far from disappointing as well. They still find ways to make the chases bigger and better. Usually the answer is to think outside the car, bring in some new vehicles. I will say no more.
Some of the story seemed a lil forced to me (amnesia, really?) but there’s a lot that’s really starting to come together. I’m mostly impressed at how relevant they’re still managing to keep Tokyo Drift. Even though I just rewatched it earlier this week, I’m feeling like I need to rewatch it yet again.
Alas, what I really want to talk about is the end set up for the next movie, but I play by the rules. Keeping my mouth shut. But holy \m/ I very loudly gasped. Twice in a row because once just wasn’t enough. I both love and hate that they do this to me.
Fast & Furious 6 – \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/