I now understand why Arnold, Sly and Willis just aren't bringing them in anymore.
I had never watched a single entry in this series until about two months ago when I started going through them to lead up to this one. The first was good, the second fairly good, the third was downright awful POS and the fourth was too "been there done that." I watched FAST FIVE last night and really thought it was one of the best action movies in years and it really shocked me at how much imagination it contained. Sure, everything that happened couldn't happen in real life but as long as it's fun who cares?
FAST 6 isn't quite as good as the last one but it at least gets to the same type of wild action, which is non-stop from the first scene to the last. I find it shocking but I really do enjoy all of these characters and I must admit that after F5 last night I couldn't wait for this thing. The performers are a lot of fun and especially Johnson who is making his fourth appearance this year. I really think this guy has come a long way as an actor. The action scenes are certainly the highlight of the picture and there are some amazing ones here that like the last film shows all sorts of imagination, which is something missing today. If you've seen the trailer then you know about the tank sequence but nothing will prepare you for how wild it actually is. I'm not going to ruin the twist but I thought it was excellent and led to something even wilder.
I skip this series throughout the years thinking it would just be dumb teenage crap for their summer vacation. I think three and four fit this but both five and six are taking action movies to another level.
*** 1/2 (out of 4)