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Movie Breakdown: Fast And Furious 6

May 23, 2013

Film

People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing lead us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on!

The Impression:

The Fast & Furious franchise gains a sixth entry.   “Vehicular warfare” is expected.

The Reality:

If you were hoping that Fast & Furious 6 would be terrible and ruin the world’s enthusiasm for the series, then you can go ahead and slap on a frown and return to your dark room full of indie dramas.  The movie is a straight up onslaught of blockbuster-level escapism that will delight all of your senses.  I can’t quite figure out how director Justin Lin keeps making these films bigger and better, but he does, and it’s hard to not be impressed.

By the way, the Fast & Furious series has managed to build up a sizable amount of canon. So, don’t bother if you haven’t seen the previous five films.  You’d just be lost.  Granted, the flashy action scenes would still dazzle you, but the characters and plot wouldn’t make any sense whatsoever.

The Lesson:

This series still has plenty of gas.

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