The first movie of the series, The Fast and the Furious, debuted in 2001. People that time didn’t expect it to be a profitable franchise that would produce five sequels. The latest, Fast & Furious 6, opens in theaters this week and people are all hyped up about it. It is because all the stars and supporting players are back, including the off the timeline Tokyo Drift.
Justin Lin has directed the last four installments of the Fast and the Furious franchise. He knows the fans of the movies love to see over the top action and the foolish soap opera elements and he manages to give them that without making fun of the characters or the movies.
Fast& Furious 6 could have been made with fewer dialogues. People flock to see the cars and listen to the revved-up engines. The latest installment feels a lot more analog in nature compared to the previous movie. Director Lin manages to capture the freewheeling play that people love to see.
Fast & Furious 6 is not just about cars. It is also about family. It is a word that it uttered many times in the film. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker might not be great actors but their limited skill set is put to good use in the movie. Both actors as well as their co-stars are seen as one cohesive unit.
The franchise is not yet ready to put the brakes on and there are already talks of a part seven. Fast & Furious 6 doesn’t label itself to be a great movie but it is one awesome ride from start to finish. The movies of the franchise are not made to be Oscar contenders, they are made to make money and for the entertainment of the viewers. It is safe to say that the filmmakers manage to achieve both goals with this one.