Wednesday, October 16, 2013

DVD: Fast and Furious 6

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one star

Those that know me, know that I like my cars – the faster, the shinier, and the more more unusual, the better!

So, as Ralph and I sat down to watch Fast and Furious 6, I thought I was in for a real treat! Oh dear, what a disappointment! Maybe I’m getting old, but this film just didn’t do it for me at all – quite how this franchise has got to number 6 in the series, I don’t know.

OK, the action was relentless and the stunts utterly amazing, but the whole thing just seemed to be a series of set-pieces cobbled together with a script that was sooooo cheesy and predictable, I nearly nodded-off!

The only high point (and I use the term high in a relative sense) was the car chase through the streets of London – it must have been a real challenge to film this – and for that, (and that alone), the film is worth watching. Oh, and the site of a pristine Mk1 Ford Escort used in one of the five-gazillion chases!

I listened intently at the final few lines of dialogue, hoping for some words that would resolve all issues and so confirm this franchise had come its natural end – Damn! no such luck, It looks like there’s going to be a ‘7’!!
Crying face