Excerpt: Expendables gave us action stars recouping their prime, two films (so far) of warranted gun blaring idiocy with ingrained fan service. This morphed Fast franchise is a modern spin on Expendables , blending names like Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and Paul Walker.
Conclusion: Fast & Furious has somehow managed to ward off staleness and increase in popularity over the years. Having avoided the franchise until now, I found this successful sixth installment to be a competently produced albeit dramatically unremarkable action movie.
Excerpt: The Film "Let's go for a little ride." One of the Fast & Furious franchise's most consistent stars, Paul Walker, passed away last week at the age of 40. The hunky California-bred actor died in a car accident, which is pretty ironic, given that he's best known for this high-octane film series.
Summary: Fans of the 'Fast and Furious' franchise who were eagerly awaiting the Blu-ray release of 'Fast & Furious 6' had their enthusiasm dampened when news broke that franchise star Paul Walker had died in fiery car accident.
Excerpt: I doubt many people who saw the original The Fast and the Furious back in 2001 would’ve thought it’d still be going strong after some 13 years. There’s even a 7 th film in the works. To say that the original is a guilty pleasure is a bit of an understatement.
Conclusion: It's impossible to watch Fast & Furious 6 without seeing it in a completely different light. It's always strange to watch a film after an actor has died, particularly in cases like this in which circumstances surrounding that death are similar to events depicted on screen.
Excerpt: In Fast 5 Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his friends has to take on agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) as well as a Brazilian drug lord. That Hobbs doesn’t like people who get kids addicted ended up nicely for Teretto and towards the end of the movie the two hadn’t become friends, but they did have...