New Releases: May 23, 2013

fast-and-furious-6-poster1 1. Fast & Furious 6 (Universal, 3,658 Theaters,130 Minutes, Rated PG-13): I have to admire the resilience of this franchise. I thought for sure that after 2006’s The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, a film with only a tenuous connection to the films that came before it, that the franchise would fade off into obscurity.

Not so. 2009’s Fast & Furious proved that a reboot isn’t always what is needed to revitalize a film series. That film brought back most of the original cast, capture the feel of the original feel of first film. It made a ton of bucks which led to three sequels (2011’s Fast and Furious 5, this one, and another installment coming next year).

This time around, the crew is enjoying their ill-gotten gains from the last film, but far away from the families and homes. Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) comes to Dom (Vin Diesel) with a proposition: Reunite the crew and help him take down a team of mercenary drivers and everyone gets a pardon. However, the stakes are even higher and even having the law on their side won’t protect them from what comes next.

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About William Gatevackes 1937 Articles
William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken Frontier.com, PopMatters.com and in Comics Foundry magazine.
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