You can call this Car Porn. And against all odds, the “Fast & Furious” franchise is actually picking up momentum. When most franchise de-grade with each succeeding sequel, the Fast and the Furious franchise is breathing in new life into the series. And this one is like a a demolition derby. And we say our Hindi films, defies logic and gravity, then this one is surely inspired from our own Hindi films. Jumping from our freeway to another and catching a girl in mid-way to stopping a plane from taking off with the help of 5 cars, this one has everything. Besides these logic and physics defying moments, the movie is one entertainer.
Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) after their Rio heist are enjoying their life away from everything. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has been investigating and tracking skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). Hobbs decides that the only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them and asks Dom to assemble his crew. In return Dom and team gets their crimes waived off and get Letty back.
At times it felt like this movie was made by Justin Lin’s son (if he had any) but then we loved whatever the movie had. Some bold imagination and good execution made it worthwhile. What improved is the character dynamics and the way now whole series is coming into place. The post end credits gives you a smile on your face and links the series with out of place Tokyo Drift introducing the next villain Jason Statham. Lin improvise things with bigger fights, badder villains and bolder chases. And yes this movie has “All About The Family” theme to it. The chemistry between the cast members has also improved. Tyrese Gibson and Ludicrous have a good rapport with each other providing some laughs and one-liners. Luke Evans is impressive antagonist. Vin Diesel and Dwayne The Rock Johnson displays pure bad-assery in this movie. Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker, Sung Kang & Tyrese Gibson did justice to their roles.
The cinematography is wonderful adding depth to the mood that is set within each scene. Flying sports cars, unrealistic stunts and amount of wreckage may insult the physics of gear heads and defy laws of Isaac Newton. Screenplay of the movie by Chris Morgan carefully balances taking the franchise forward,whilst also making sure to include enough mention to past events in the films which allow for a side plot to slowly develop.
This is a fun film, so just turn off your brain and enjoy the ride and be prepared for a very decent post credit sequence hopefully setting up a possibly very exciting Fast 7. Fast & Furious goes extra miles for crowd enjoyment.
Rating- 3.5 out of 5