Dom (Vin Diesel) and the gang are back in the latest instalment of the fast car series and this time they’re on the right side of the law.
Following their exploits in
the guys are living the good life but old adversary Agent Hobbs (Dwayne “The
Rock” Johnson) soon turns up with a startling proposition.
The action is mostly set in
London (with scenes shot in my own city, Glasgow) but the dull
atmosphere doesn’t match up to the location of the previous film. The CCTV
monitored streets of London don’t make for as entertaining viewing as the
violent favelas of Brazil. There are also lots of poor attempts at humour that
the film could’ve done without, especially the pompous English car salesman, it
just wasn’t funny.
Luckily the story begins to grip in the second half of the film. The re-appearance of Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and the perilous situation Dom’s sister (Jordana Brewster) finds herself in adds an edge to the action.
The action scenes themselves are once again wonderfully staged. Throw in Hobbs and Dom fighting together instead of against each other this time and there is more than enough bone-crunching to go round.
To get the most out of this I’d recommend watching the previous films. Tokyo Drift isn’t necessary but we do finally catch up with the distorted timeline of that film in a nice after credits scene.
Fast & Furious 6 comes across as The Expendables on wheels and fans of either franchise will enjoy. Catch it in cinemas now.
Ric’s Rating: Good.