Release Date in Malaysia: 23 May 2013
Running Time: 130 minutes
Director: Justin Lin
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez
Synopsis: Agent Hobbs enlists the aid of Dom and team to help bring a rival gang, led by Owen Shaw, to justice. In exchange for clear records, they must put an end to their schemes, no matter how personal the cost. Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, Fast & Furious 6 sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time.
Verdict: If I hear anyone saying that this film is awesome in front of my face, I’d be tempted give that person a roundhouse kick. It is the worst Fast & Furious instalment since Tokyo Drift. Besides having a horrible excuse for a plot, this sequel also has the most overtly untallying and unrealistic scenes. Even Gina Carano’s MMA abilities are toned down here just so that her opponent stands a chance on screen. This movie would only be watchable if cars, chicks, jokes and explosions are enough to entertain you. But if you prefer a film with smart plot, less corny script and quality action, Fast & Furious 6 is definitely not for you.
Second opinion: “Didn’t find it as exciting as the previous one” (girlfriend).
Mid-credit scene: Yes, there is one. Thank goodness it’s not post-credit. Check out the spoiler section below.
Malaysian censorship: 2 to 3 lines are completely chopped off instead of muting. Not sure if there’s anything else cut.
Rating: 2 / 5
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Since when did… Tej (Ludacris), an illegal street race organiser and car modification expert, became a computer-hacking, global intelligence and equipment specialist? His role in the film makes everything so convenient for the plot.
Most illogical scene: The physics of this scene may be even more ridiculously flawed than the vault-pulling and dragging in Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist. If I’m not mistaken, this scene shows that it only takes a wrecked car installed with an unbreakable rope to cause a tank to flip over. Never mind that. Here, we also see Toretto smashing his car into the wall of the bridge to fling himself across the other bridge to catch Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), who got thrown off from the tank when it flipped, and survives by landing onto the windscreen of another car which “breaks their fall” without a scratch. Reminds me of the scene in Dark Knight where Batman saves Rachel from falling to her death, which by right, both of them should’ve died.
The Rock knows how to teleport? During the climax scene where Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) fighting in villain’s plane, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) appears out of no where to give him a hand. Seriously, how did he get on the plane? [EDIT:] Okay, a friend told that he actually entered from the wheel of the plane. Probably I missed that. I don’t remember seeing him tagging along in any of the cars. Anyway, why didn’t he bring another cop or at least a gun along? What happened to the gun he used to point at the soldier earlier?
Bad editing mistake: Following the scene above, when the left wing of the plane crashes to the ground and explodes, Toretto is shown to be comfortably sitting on level floor instead of falling to the left of the plane.
Mid-credit scene & sequel info: It shows the part where Han supposedly crashes his car and dies in the explosion. It is revealed here that the car that hit him is a character played by Jason Statham. He throws Letty’s cross necklace into Han’s car and walks away, indicating that he’s the older brother of the villain. He calls Toretto and says, “You don’t know me, but you will.” Guess the sequel will be the villain hunting the team down to avenge his brother instead of the usual (what happened to the “efficiency code”?). It is confirmed that Fast & Furious 7 will be released on July 11th 2014 without Justin Lin returning as the director. It was announced that Malaysian-born horror film director, James Wan (known for the Saw film series), will replace Lin. Oh boy, the sequel’s gonna be weird.