Movie Review for Fast & Furious 6

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Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Ludacris, Gal Gadot, Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordan Brewster, Elsa Pataky

Directed by Justin Lin

Rated: PG-13

Run Time: 130 mins

Genre: Crime/ Action/ Thriller


Opens May 24th


By Lisa Minzey of The Reel

After the crew had left Rio De Janeiro  millions of dollars richer, each went their separate ways to avoid being captured and extradited back to the States.  Ring leader Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), brother –in-law, ex-FBI Agent Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) have taken residence in the Canary Islands where Brian’s wife Mia is about to give birth to their first child. Life is great for the crew, living their own version of paradise.

Meanwhile in Russia, a new crime wave has hit but the destruction is very similar to what Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwyane Johnson) experienced on a case in Rio De Janeiro. Hobbs knows that it wasn’t Toretto’s crew that caused the destruction, but he knows that the only man that could help on this case is Toretto.

Hobbs tracks down Toretto down in Spain and gives compelling evidence to convince him to assemble the crew. Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) is alive and running with international criminal Shaw (Luke Evans). What Shaw is after is military grade weaponry and now it’s up to Hobbs along with Toertto and crew to catch and apprehend before the technology hits the black market.

After six films, one would think there’s not many more criminals or situations that the Toretto street racers can find themselves in, but they do. Although the action sequences don’t disappoint, there are a few scenes, particularly towards the end that run way too long and could have been cut by 20 minutes. What was clever, and really made this film, was the last five minutes where it sets up for a Fast & Furious Part 7. “Fast & Furious 6" opens in theaters starting Friday May 24, 2013.