My post from the official thread. I kind of liked it.
I am elated right now. This **** was freaking fantastic. I wish 7 came out tomorrow, I'm dying already just to see a teaser preview.
Spoiler going to be full of spoilers, so don't read past this................
What a joyride. The opening scene bringing in all 5 movies to "catch you up" so to speak. So well done.
The drive for Dom and Brian to get to the baby, PERFECT way to open the movie. The two stars racing down the road, brilliant open.
This franchise knows where its bread is buttered, hot cars, and hot chicks lookin hot, but they never oversex the women in these movies, that said, that was tremendous side boob action layin next to Dom. Thanks for that.
On the real, women in movies get jack ****. Unless Tarantino does it, women get horrible roles, just reduced to eye candy, or on their backs with their legs in the air. The Fast/Furious franchise has chicks that don't cry every 3 minutes, or fight over boys, or any of that, they do their own work. They carry their weight. They do what the men do, look good doin it, but don't have to be all dolled up with makeup and push up bras. They won't be winnin oscars, but they have roles that most women would kill for. They get to be "real", well, at least realer than most real women roles. Give credit where it's do.
All that said, what in the **** is happening to Jordana Brewster?
Girl was fire, now she is looking horrific.
Gina was a BRILLIANT add. Can't say enough about her. I don't give a damn about her performance, her fighting/toughness was perfect, just as Rock was for Five. The reveal was excellent as well. Son of a gun they got me on that one. Her fight with Michelle was incredible.
Rock opening up the vending machine for a millionaire had me in tears. The baby oil/forehead jokes. The way Luda spit out his drink at the end.
Tyrese breakin down the equals and callin the blonde chick Brian.
So freaking well done. That's humor. That's well done humor, something that Iron Man 3 couldn't grasp.
People that complain about the over the topness and then hype a billionaire flying in a tin can or another billionaire wearing a rubber suit need to take their *** elsewhere. There's more of a chance of a big strong dude catchin his girl in mid air and landing on a car than there is of Bill Gates in his prime driving a hummer at night with cape and cowl on. Give that complaint a ******g rest already. Or maybe you all thought the yellow camaro really was a robot. Shut the hell up already.
My absolute favorite part of this movie, and I hope you all caught it. When Shaw speaks of his brother, and says his brother taught him one thing, you have to have a code..........
Yeah, that was a checkmate move in a game of connect four. Absolutely dug that. Don't nobody try to spin me that was random. No, it wasn't. I don't even care if Lin himself says it was by chance, he's lying.
Shaw was outstanding.
Best bad guy by far. Liked his performance, his action, his dialogue, everything. Great job by him.
Braga and the cop from 4, welcome back. Liked that, continues with everything else, they bring back everybody.
Brian cryin a lot in prison. I wasn't getting why his eyes were watering the whole time, dude tryin to take Lety on his soul or some ****, that coulda been toned down, but Walker needs to do something to prove he's awake.
That said, I always like Brian in these, he does right. His code is the same as Dom's, just from another vantage point. Loved the fight when he said he wished the door wasn't between him, and then it wasn't.
Han and Tyrese getting their ***** whooped.
The fight scene on the plane was solid, but a bit haphazard, I can't complain tho. They surely were on the worlds largest runway, I thought the plane might run outta gas for a second there.
Cars they drive have 91 gears or something, cuz I'm pretty sure if you shift 14 times, you're playin a video game. I joke because it's all in fun, it's the whole point, he's admitting that they over the top that, but it's about fast cars, and the need to show just how fast it might be. That's a camera way of doing it. *shrugs*
Dom was Dom. Man of few words, thankfully. His talk with Lety before Shaw showed up was a bit awkward.
Great to have Michelle back. I was never big on here in the first one, or any of her other work, but she's growing on me. Swat was the only thing I ever liked her in early on. But I am glad she's back.
Really liked the scene where they break down Shaw's crew and what they were rollin in. How they all rattled off info and had Rock and Gina sittin there impressed, skills showin out, I liked that. It's why he brought them in rather than a bunch of dorky cops or FBI nerds. Great scene.
Absolutely can not wait to see what they do with 7. But how are they going to beat Transporter, has anyone seen that dude fight?
He makes Shaw and the other guy that kicked Han and Roman's *** look like girl scouts. Dom's crew has no one that can match those fighting skills. That's gonna be interesting.
6 is going to do HUGE numbers. I went to 2 theaters, lines out the doors, my theatre was PACKED, they are going to make a TON. And everyone left happy. So 7 is paid for. When that's done, how do they not make an 8? How will they stop the series? I find this interesting.
This is very similar to Lethal Weapon in the way they pull in the characters for more and move movies, and keep adding to the cast and don't lose anything. Everyone got shine. Everyone got scenes, chases, fights, humor, etc. I don't feel like anyone was left out, outside of the female cop and Mia,but those 2 were understandable. (tho I did miss Omar and the other guy.)
I wasn't ready to see Gisele go. That hurt, a lot. I know she isn't in Drift, so it had to be done, but it broke my heart. Love her character, loved her and Han as a duo, sad she had to go.
Is white kid from Drift going to be in 7? He sorta has to be, right? I mean, he met Dom. He wants to help avenge Han. They have to bring him back, right?
Really liked the last scene with Rock and Dom. I don't know why, but I love when the hardcore good guy can respect the crook when they have to work together. No clue why, but always love that angle. And they pulled it off perfectly. I thought they did well with that in Five, this just hammered it home. I hope Rock stays in for 7, tho I don't know if he'll be needed.
Fast Five was so much fun, such a blast in the theatre, rewatchable, everything you could ask for. And 6 is more. A lot MORE. It is everything the series has with extra Nos suped up thru it. My wife don't give a **** about this franchise, and she loved it, my daughter loved it, everyone in the theatre with me was cheering and ooohing and aaahhing, and went nuts when they saw Transporter. One chick went "well f***"
Couldn't have said it any better myself.
K, it's 2 AM, I'm going to try and sleep somehow now.