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.