Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and the rest of their Fast and Furious crew are recruited by the Feds to help apprehend another crew of criminals who use fast cars and high-tech gadgets to steal a device that can be used as a weapon to destroy entire countries.

Dwayne Johnson pays a visit to Diesel and tells Diesel that Michelle Rodriguez is still alive.  If Diesel helps Johnson with his problem, then Diesel can get a pardon for all the crimes he committed, plus possibly be reunited with his long, lost love, Rodriguez.   Johnson’s problem is as large as his pecs, so Diesel’s full crew are brought in to help; and they get pardons, too, for their troubles…if they succeed.

“Fast & Furious 6” is as entertaining as the majority of the movies in this series.  Sure, the over the top action sequences are unbelievable; but believability is not the point of this movie.  It’s about making the audience feel as if they’re strapped in these fast cars and doing triple digit speeds while committing or fighting crime.  And it’s not just about fast cars.  “Fast & Furious 6” is also about family and friendship, a theme that’s been embedded in this series since the first movie.  People who tell you that “The Fast and the Furious” movies are nothing but racing and explosions aren’t paying attention.  Underneath the outrageous stunts and pyrotechnics, there’s a large, beating heart.

“Fast & Furious 6” also has the most martial arts fights of the 6 movies, leading me to my most memorable moment of this movie: the scene when Tyrese Gibson and Sung Kang got their asses handed to them by one member of the enemy crew.  The bad guy was so good at fighting, Gibson and Kang were no match for him.  It was like watching 2 five-year-old girls fighting a grown man.

Oh, keep watching the end credits because a bonus scene is shown, which gives rise to the possibility of a 7th movie of this series.  I say “bring it.”  Because I like these movies.

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Two members of my crew: Ed and Joe.

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