Fast and Furious 6

Fast and Furious 6

Fast and Furious 6

“Fast and Furious 6” ranks as the second most anticipated movie for the summer 2013, coming in only under “Iron Man 3”. In the sixth installment of the “Fast and Furious” series, Dom and his crew have to return to the road to rescue Letty. They have to come out of retirement to get to her. Hobbs tells Dom that Letty is working for a group of mercenaries and wants Dom to take the crew down when he gets Letty out. Dom won’t do it without a full pardon for the entire team. When Hobbs agrees, the crew goes to work getting her out of harm’s way and taking down Shaw, the leader of one of the most dangerous crews in the world.

The movie is full of action, bringing back to mind the gritty, fast-paced excitement that made the series a success. Dom’s crew encounters something a set of drivers that are more ruthless and innovative than anything they have ever seen before and it’s almost too much to handle. Dom and his drivers have to battle with tanks, an incredibly organized and ruthless enemy and Letty, who shoots Dom the first chance she gets. As member who does damage control for Shaw’s team, Letty is put at odds with her past because she has to protect Shaw from Dom.

In previous “Fast and Furious” movies, Letty has been the female muscle, doing her part to hurt any that got in her way. However, viewers may enjoy the introduction of Gina, Letty’s female equal. Gina and Letty get into for a female free-for-all that leaves some of the male action in the dust. This is especially true since the part of Riley Hicks is played by Gina Carano, former stunt double and martial arts world champion.

With some of the best fight scenes, characters and raw action, “Fast and Furious 6” is lined up to be one of the best films of the year. The decision to bring Letty back, and to pair her with Hicks, while making the conflict between her new crew and her old crew the crux of her survival, only adds to the fast-paced excitement and suspense. Instead of getting weaker, due to the amount of sequels to its credit, the “Fast and Furious” franchise is still going strong.

Vin Diesel plays the part of Dom Tereto, the racing daredevil that used his driving skills to rob companies of millions of dollars of merchandise. As someone that was tired of losing and tired of running, “Fast and Furious 5” was all about scoring the big payload for retirement. That is exactly where “Fast and Furious 6” picks up. Paul Walker plays the part of Brian O’Conner, the ex FBI agent that falls for Dom’s sister and helps Dom escape federal prosecution. As Dom’s right hand man, O’Conner has to be a source of support and reason when Dom wants to take things too far.

The movie is rated PG-13 for the intense violence and language.