I have to admit, I chuckled when I first saw the trailer for Fast & Furious 6 few months ago. Haven't we had enough of Vin Diesel's macho posturing and cars speeding?
Apparently not, and the Fast & Furious franchise seems to be still going strong as this sixth installment of the speedy car movie injects some freshness into the series.
Dominic (Diesel) and the gang are drawn out of retirement when a former gang member, who was initially thought to have perished in a car explosion, turns up alive. Thanks to the age-old amnesia device, this member (Michelle Rodriguez) drives the plot and we see the two opposing groups battle each other until the proper alliances are forms (and revealed).
One improvement this film brings is the comical banter between Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej (Ludacris), which serves as nice breaks between the action sequences. Speaking of the action sequences, the car stunts don't disappoint-- a tank and a plane go up against the gang's cars to stunning results.
Fast & Furious 6 is a summer film meant to be taken semi-seriously for maximum enjoyment. Plus, this is a great way to stretch the longevity of the franchise and see more Vin Diesel wife-beater shots.