Jun 04, 2013 8:26 PM GMT
Anybody seen it yet? My partner and I went to see it over the weekend and it was spectacular. I might even go see it again! And the teaser for F&F7.....wow! (at least this time they put the teaser BEFORE the credits).
NickoftheNorth saidMy immediate reaction upon seeing that movie was: this is one of the most expensive pieces of shit I've ever watched.
It's a ridiculous popcorn, summer action movie with threadbare characters and the thinnest of plots. Most likely, it will be enjoyed by whoever watches it. Unfortunately, it included something I hate, which is mass fatalities without consequence. I hate movies that indulge in mass destruction without any kind of reflection or acknowledgement of that destruction. The carnage becomes pure spectacle, when it is ripe for being used as upping-the-stakes drama (for another example of this kind of missed opportunity, check out Star Trek: Into Darkness).
There were some good parts to the movie and I burst out laughing at the end of the bridge scene (you'll know which part when you get to it; it is beyond stupid and hilarious). I just wish the movie wasn't portraying assholishness as virtuous; asshole characters can be great when they are the asshole, but they lose any chance at that greatness once they are the higher standard by which all others fall short.
I haven't seen the other Fast and Furious movies, and I have no real need to do so after seeing Fast and Furious 6.
Lo5t5oul5 saidBest movie of the summer!!! Sorry Star Trek, you were great at the time but I was waiting for this one since Fast 5. If you are a fast fan, you need to watch this one. Fast 7 Summer 2014, the only down side to Fast 7, Justin Lin is no longer directing the franchise. He gave us Tokyo Drift all the way to Fast 6. Now Saw director James Wan is taking over for the supposed final Fast film to close out this saga.