FAST & FURIOUS 6 Review

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Fast & Furious 6 is a machine running close to peak performance.  The Fast & Furious franchise has been stripped down and rebuilt through six iterations.  It’s gone from racing to revenge to a heist and now it’s forced to find its own identity.    After finding a good group of characters and upping the stakes in the action scenes, there’s finally a level of confidence instead of simply watching fast cars drive around.  The new movie struts into the room and proudly proclaims, “If we’re going to be goofy and loud, we’re going to be the goofiest, loudest movie we can be!”  It’s almost admirable in its own twisted way.  After four films, Justin Lin‘s direction has finally matched the ambition of his set pieces, and aside from indulging in the “family is everything” treacle, Fast & Furious 6 is easily the best film in the franchise yet.

9 Clips from FAST & FURIOUS 6 Showcase Nearly 10 Minutes of Footage

by     Posted 1 year, 121 days ago

Universal Pictures has release nine clips from director Justin Lin’s upcoming sequel Fast & Furious 6, amounting to around nine minutes of footage from the pic.  The follow-up to 2011’s Fast Five moves the action to Europe, where Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is trying to stop a group of mercenary drivers led by an unnamed mastermind (Luke Evans) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez).  Hobbs recruits Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew to help bring down the criminal outfit, and in exchange will provide pardons for the Rio heist.

Hit the jump to watch all of the clips, and click here to check out 46 high-resolution images.  The film also stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris Bridges, Elsa Pataky, and Gina Carano.  Fast & Furious 6 opens May 24th.

Final Trailer for FAST & FURIOUS 6 Teases the Film’s Massive Amount of Action

by     Posted 1 year, 127 days ago

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Universal Pictures has released a final trailer for Fast Five director Justin Lin’s sequel Fast & Furious 6, and it’s chock-full of summer blockbuster goodness. This trailer does a great job of showing off the film’s ginormous scale, as we get some extended looks at Lin’s many action sequences.  Car chases through the streets of Europe, brutal fistfights in which The Rock pulls some legit wrestling moves, and a car chase/fight sequence involving a tank are all things we can look forward to with Fast & Furious 6.  Producer Neal Moritz recently told us that the film features two or three of “the best action sequences you will ever see” and noted that Fast 6 is the best film of the series yet.  We’ll get a chance to judge for ourselves in a few short weeks, but this trailer definitely makes the film look like one hell of a ride.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film stars Vin DieselPaul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Joe TaslimSung Kang, Gina Carano, and Luke EvansFast & Furious 6 opens on May 24th.

New Posters Revealed for THE HANGOVER PART III, CBGB, PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS, and FAST & FURIOUS 6

by     Posted 1 year, 149 days ago

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As of today, a few new film posters have been released online.  Briefly:

  • The Hangover Part III – A new poster for director Todd Phillips’s third franchise installment, featuring the tagline “It Ends,” has arrived five days before the next theatrical trailer.  The film, which is set for release on May 24th, features returning stars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, and a newly featured John Goodman as the Wolfpack’s official antagonist.
  • CBGB – A few new posters for Randy Miller’s new film based on New York’s eponymous club, reveals that the film will feature music from artists including The Police, The Talking Heads, and many more. Featuring a cast that includes Alan Rickman, Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Johnny Galecki, and Ashley Greene, the poster reads “50,000 Bands And 1 Disgusting Bathroom,” as if we needed any reminders about the criminal lack of hygiene at clubs. CBGB’s 2013 release date is still TBA.
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – A new poster for Thor Freudenthal’s (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) first film in the franchise reveals an ominous dark sea with a giant whirlpool resembling Charybdis from The Odyssey.  Set for release on August 16th, the film boasts a large cast that includes Logan Lerman, Nathan Fillion, Alexandra Daddario, and Stanley Tucci.
  • Fast & Furious 6 – The latest poster for Justin Lin’s sequel showcases the film’s cast, which includes Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, and Michelle Rodriguez.  The film opens on May 24th.

Hit the jump for a look at the posters and synopses.

FAST & FURIOUS 6 Set for IMAX Release

by     Posted 1 year, 166 days ago

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Director Justin Lin’s upcoming sixth film in the Fast & Furious franchise is getting the IMAX treatment.  IMAX and Universal Pictures announced today that Fast & Furious 6 will be released in both traditional and IMAX theaters when it opens worldwide on May 22nd.  It’s unknown if this means that the film will be opening two days earlier in domestic IMAX theaters now, or if fans in the U.S. will have to wait until the previously announced release date of Friday, May 24th to check the pic out.

If the scope of Lin’s Fast Five is any indication of how things will play out onscreen in FF6, IMAX seems a swell fit to showcase the filmmaker’s ambitious action sequences.  We’ve already gotten a peek at a stunt in which a car drives straight through the nose of a plane in the Fast & Furious 6 trailer, so I can only imagine what other sorts of nuttiness awaits fans in the rest of the film.

New Featurette for FAST & FURIOUS 6

by     Posted 1 year, 180 days ago

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A new featurette for Universal’s Fast & Furious 6 has gone online today.  The three minute video consists of the cast talking about their experiences with the film, the stunts, and their co-stars.  The featurette also showcases snippets of behind the scenes footage and various action moments already seen in the film’s trailer, including the impressive sequence of Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, and company pulling down a commercial sized airliner with only a cable and four wheels.  With a large and genial cast (including a lot of returning stars), impressive set pieces, and a prime summer release date, director Justin Lin looks to be delivering a worthy addition to a sometimes tired franchise.

The film also stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Joe Taslim, and Luke EvansFast & Furious 6 opens May 24th.  Hit the jump to watch the featurette.

First Featurette for FAST & FURIOUS 6 Focuses on Returning Characters

by     Posted 1 year, 188 days ago

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Universal Pictures has released the first featurette for director Justin Lin’s upcoming sequel Fast & Furious 6.  The film moves the action of the franchise across the pond to Europe, where Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is trying to stop a group of mercenary drivers led by an unnamed mastermind (Luke Evans) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez).  Hobbs recruits Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew to help bring down the criminal outfit, and in exchange will provide pardons for the Rio heist.  This featurette offers a quick behind-the-scenes look at the pic, focusing specifically on the return of some familiar characters and how they fit into the story.  Interestingly, Rodriguez reveals that she didn’t know she appeared at the end of Fast Five until she saw the movie herself.

Hit the jump to check out the featurette.  The film also stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris Bridges, Elsa Pataky, and Gina Carano.  Fast & Furious 6 opens May 24th.

New Theatrical Trailer for FAST & FURIOUS 6

by     Posted 1 year, 200 days ago

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A new theatrical trailer for Fast & Furious 6 has been released online.  Though the supervillain for Fast & Furious 7 may have already been spoiled, we still have director Justin Lin’s eminent sequel to look forward to in the immediate future.  The film moves the action of the franchise across the pond to Europe, where Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is trying to stop a group of mercenary drivers led by an unnamed mastermind (Luke Evans) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez).  Hobbs recruits Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew to help bring down the criminal outfit, and in exchange will provide pardons for the Rio heist.  This trailer is essentially a shorter, edited version of the first full trailer, but it’s still a fun watch if only for the reminder that we’ll be seeing a car explode out the front of a plane in the film.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.  The film also stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris Bridges, Elsa Pataky, and Gina Carano.  Fast & Furious 6 opens May 24th.

Major Star Rumored for Supervillain Role in FAST & FURIOUS 7

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When we first got a look at director Justin Lin’s upcoming sequel Fast & Furious 6 by way of a brief Super Bowl spot, it was clear that the follow-up was going to be quite massive in scale.  The film’s full trailer confirmed this fact, as fans were teased with everything from a ginormous ensemble cast to a car literally exploding out the tip of an airplane.  Lin’s Fast Five was an immensely entertaining actioner on a large scale, and it appears that he’s upped the ante even more for the Europe-set sequel.

When Fast & Furious 6 was first announced as being in development, there were rumors that Lin would be shooting both Fast 6 and Fast 7 back-to-back, but he ultimately decided to only focus on the immediate sequel.  That said, it’s clear that the an overall story arc is planned to play out over the next few films, and a solid rumor has now popped up that claims that a major action star will make a brief appearance at the end if 6 before playing the supervillain in Fast 7.  Hit the jump to read on, but beware there are MASSIVE SPOILERS for Fast & Furious 6 below.  I cannot stress this enough, do not click on if you don’t want to know how Fast 6 ends.

Over 15 New High-Resolution Images from FAST & FURIOUS 6

by     Posted 1 year, 209 days ago

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With just a couple of months to go before release, Universal Pictures has finally kicked the marketing campaign for Fast & Furious 6 into high gear.  Fresh off the film’s explosive Super Bowl spot, the first full trailer was released this morning.  Now the studio has unveiled a batch of new images from the film, giving us a look at the pic’s diverse ensemble and insane stunts.  We’ve seen a few of the images before, but everything is now presented in glorious high-resolution.  Director Justin Lin looks to have put together one massive action/heist/car chase film, and judging by what we’ve seen thus far, audiences are in for a very fun ride.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film stars Vin DieselPaul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Joe Taslim, Sung Kang, Gina Carano, and Luke Evans.  Fast & Furious 6 opens May 24th.

New Image from FAST & FURIOUS 6 Featuring Michelle Rodriguez

by     Posted 1 year, 210 days ago

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Of all the movie-related TV spots that aired during Super Bowl XLVII, the consensus seems to be that the trailer for Fast & Furious 6 was the most exciting of the bunch.  I’m with Matt in that I’m not the biggest fan of the franchise, but I mostly enjoyed Fast Five and this Europe-set sixth film in the series looks like a lot of fun.  One of the more interesting bits of the trailer was seeing the return of Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty character and learning that she’s aligned herself with the “bad guys” for FF6.  The actress has now unveiled a new image from the film featuring her character, noting that the full 3-minute theatrical trailer will be unveiled tomorrow.

Hit the jump to take a look at the new image, and check back here on Collider tomorrow to see the first full trailer.  Directed by Justin Lin, the film also stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Joe Taslim, and Luke EvansFast & Furious 6 opens May 24th.

First Poster for FAST AND FURIOUS 6

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Over the past few months, we’ve heard a number of different titles (Fast Six, Furious 6) for the 6th installment in the Fast and Furious franchise.  But thanks to the studio releasing the first poster, we know it’s officially called Fast and Furious 6.  While I understand the logic in that title, I think Furious 6 sounds a lot cooler.

As we learned the other day when we posted the synopsis, the new film has Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) trying to stop a group of mercenary drivers led by an unnamed mastermind (Luke Evans) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez).  Hobbs recruits Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew to help bring down the criminal outfit, and in exchange will provide pardons for the Rio heist.  The film also stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky, and Gina Carano.  Hit the jump to check out the first poster and come back tomorrow to check out the first footage from the film.

Jordana Brewster Talks DALLAS Season 2, Upcoming Storylines, Larry Hagman, FAST AND FURIOUS 6, and More

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Dallas is back on TNT for a second season of back-stabbing, plot-scheming and blackmailing fun.  Just like its original incarnation, the drama centers on the Ewing clan, an enormously wealthy Texas family whose sibling rivalries, romantic betrayals, corruption and even murder are truly legendary.  The show stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo, Brenda Strong and Mitch Pileggi.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Jordana Brewster, who plays Christopher’s (Metcalfe) love and business partner Elena Ramos, talked about how much she has enjoyed seeing her character come into her own this season, where her heart is at now, her hopes for a wedding, who the bigger threat is, getting to see more of Elena’s family this season, and how the absence of Larry Hagman (with his passing on November 23, 2012) will affect the show.  She also talked about how excited she is for the Fast and Furious 6 (Furious 6) trailer to debut during the Super Bowl on February 3rd (it will be her first time seeing any footage from the film), how the fans won’t be let down this time around, and that the stunts in this one will one-up the last one yet again.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Tyrese Shares Video and Images from the Set of FAST AND FURIOUS 6

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Production is still underway in London on director Justin Lin’s Fast and Furious 6, and though we’ve seen plenty of images and video from the set already, star Tyrese Gibson has decided to share a bit more with fans.  The actor has been keeping tabs on the production via his Twitter account, and today we’ve got an image of Tyrese, Ludacris, and Mr. Dwayne Johnson on a vehicle preparing to head out into what I can only assume is some intense action.

He also shared a video from the set (for some reason shot vertically on his phone), and you can check both out after the jump.  The film also stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Joe Taslim, and Luke Evans.  Fast and Furious 6 opens May 24, 2013.

FAST SIX Behind-the-Scenes Images Feature Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker

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In this unprecedented era of social media, we’re privy to behind-the-scenes looks of in-production movies like Fast Six thanks to fan-favorites like Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson.  The two stars are known for always dishing a little extra media out to fans, whether they’re in costume, posing next to their hot rods or even inadvertently destroying movie sets, like this batch of images shows.

Director Justin Lin’s Fast Six, also starring Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Joe Taslim, and Luke Evans,  is slated to open May 24, 2013.  Hit the jump to check out the new images.

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