Be Prepared – Fast & Furious 6

by Jonathan Moxness

Now that the summer blockbuster season is upon us, it’s important to know what you’re in for, and where you should be spending those well-earned dineros! It’s time to use some Action Playground reasoning to figure out whether or not we should be excited for what’s in store!

Fast & Furious 6 – May 24

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What to Be Excited About:

  • Returning Director: If third time’s the charm, then Fast Five was director Justin Lin‘s charm (with the first two being Tokyo Drift and Fast and Furious). I’m not sure what the fourth time is…but if he can recapture the essence of Fast Five again, we should be in for a good time!
  • Returning Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, and more (there…now you can skip the credits).
  • Fun Action: The one thing you can expect from a Fast and Furious film with relative certainty is that there will be action, and said action will be fun. The bank vault chase in Fast Five, though ridiculous, was incredibly fun and engaging to watch. If you enjoy that kind of action, it’s unlikely you’ll be disappointed by the newest entry in the franchise.

What to Be Worried About:

  • Too Much Revealed in the Trailers: Did we have to see the cars succeed in taking down the jumbo-jet? Or the Michelle Rodriguez reveal? Hollywood has a habit these days of leaving much less to the imagination when it comes to blockbuster trailers, and time will tell if these things are just minor plot details or key reveals ruined by marketing.
  • Over-the-Top: Taking down a jumbo-jet with cars, driving tanks down freeways, returning from the dead for the purpose of a sequel (Michelle Rodriguez). Though this is all straight-up summer blockbuster fare, sometimes just because you can do it…doesn’t mean you should.

What to Watch to Prepare:

Go and watch The Fast and the Furious, then Fast Five. And you better watch them fast and furiously because this film is out tomorrow!



Source: Universal Pictures Canada

Stay-tuned for more as we prepare for each blockbuster Action film coming our way this summer and speculate on whether or not you should be excited or worried!

Action Playground Meter Rating System

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