The fast car franchise, “The Fast and the Furious” is well-loved since its first release in 2001 for providing breathtaking action. This latest installment does not disappoint in any way, giving viewers a heart-throbbing action with all the screeches and screams. It is no longer surprising to learn that, as of August 2013, it is the biggest franchise of all time for Universal Studios.
Film receipts would not lie. In fact, it is a strong indicator that many satisfied film buffs came out happy watching all the exciting grind of action of this sixth installment in the franchise. What makes it a standout? Let’s mince the film’s elements one by one.
Justin Lin gave a wonderful direction to this sixth The Fast and the Furious movie the same way he has done since The Tokyo Drift. For the past four films, he has been consistent telling a nice story with all its twists and turns. Watching how the story progressed since The Tokyo Drift, it is almost disheartening to k now that Lin dropped to do the next film. Instead, James Wan is directing The Fast and the Furious 7.
For the fans of the very first film, this is a treat of sorts. All the superstar cast comes back to give you a show. Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, and not to forget to mention Jordana Brewster are just some of the names completing the cast.
They all came back for a reason and that is to give back that same height of excitement that the first few films of the franchise have created. In the film, Dom, played by Vin Diesel, and his whole crew of criminals have retired in different parts of the world, following a successful heist staged in Rio. But, living away from home to escape litigation did not made their lives complete. So the opportunity to enjoy full pardon proved to be inviting enough and when it was offered by Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson, that’s where the action starts.
As expected, The Fast and the Furious 6 is full-packed with action scenes of car chasing, cars destroyed along the highway, street racing, and heists. The production team did not mince using a whole fleet of BMWs for just one sequence. All those were pretty much destroyed in the later sequences. Then, there is the tank chase that was supposedly to be done in CGI. But, director Lin wants the real thing so he insisted that it’s done in actual with just a few technical, post-production enhancements. Need we say more?