Watch Fast and Furious 6 Online As for the future of the franchise mid-credits sequence suggest that Dom, Hobbs and the rest aren’t going anywhere, which wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.A Manila premiere that brought Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano, and Luke Evans (as well as select foreign press) here had everyone hyped—and much deservedly so. This was Manila’s first big Hollywood franchise that cared enough to bring in four of its film’s stars. Accordingly, Fast & Furious, the fourth film in the series and the second to be directed by Lin, was treated as a fresh start. It reunited Diesel and Walker
Fast and Furious 6 Movie Download and moved the story back to California, also dipping over the border into Mexico. The film made $155 million in the States and $208 million overseas, $33 million of which came from Mexico, Central and South America. If blockbusters began in 1915 with The Birth of a Nation, then we are fast approaching the genre’s centenary. The intervening 100 years have brought so many innovations – sound, colour, digital, 3D – that it’s worth taking a moment to marvel at the three things that have remained almost entirely unchanged since DW Griffiths’ Ku Klux Klan-glorifying epic was released. Blockbuster cinema is, and always has been, overwhelmingly male, straight and white.
Take, for example, Star Wars: the noble, aryan, farm-reared Luke Skywalker wouldn’t look particularly out of place on a poster in 1930s Germany. Then there’s Indiana Jones: an Ivy League academic who swans off to the third world, relieves the locals of their artefacts, and packs them away in a museum. Batman is a scion of the plutocracy; Iron Man is a capitalist warmonger. Harry Potter? Private-schooled, old money, born into the “right” sort of family. James Bond? Imperialist sex pest. Avatar? Bow down to your white messiah, blueskins! And so on.
Of course I am being a touch facetious, but the overarching pattern can hardly be denied. Besides, on the rare occasions blockbuster heroes are not white, they tend to be playing for the Caucasian team anyway. Think of Eddie Murphy in the Beverly Hills Cop films: a rough-diamond Detroit native, but when does he become interesting? When he’s summoned to the manicured boulevards of Los Angeles, California: a black man invited to sup with the white elite.
Which brings us rather neatly to the Fast & Furious franchise, which has made $1.6 billion worldwide to date by being emphatically neither elite nor white. These films are about hijacks and lowlifes: daring heists pulled off by loveable crooks with a penchant for customised sports cars and the kind of muscle beach physiques you thought went out in the early 1990s, along with Troll dolls and Communism. Its cast hail from every race under the sun, and are utterly at peace with the series’s roaringly unsubtle bisexual subtext. The films occupy a unique and fascinating position on the contemporary movie landscape: they are at once incredibly important and not all that good.
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It is, however, worth noting that it took four instalments for Universal to finesse the formula. In the first film, The Fast and the Furious, the central character is Brian O’Conner, a blond-haired, blue-eyed LA cop played by Paul Walker, who infiltrates the city’s street-racing scene, and wins the trust of serial hijacker Dominic Toretto, played by the mixed-race actor Vin Diesel. Studios love characters like O’Conner: they are safe, white faces who can lead suburban teens into the exotic world of the film.
The second instalment, 2 Fast, 2 Furious, stuck with this template: it kept O’Conner, dropped Toretto and relocated to Miami. The third film, subtitled Tokyo Drift, dropped O’Conner as well, but the formula stayed the same: white interloper meets vibrant ethnic subculture, and the Caucasian comes out on top.
During the making of Tokyo Drift, Universal executives discussed making significant changes to the franchise with Justin Lin, that film’s Taiwanese-born American director. Future instalments, they decided, would foreground crime, scale back car talk, and favour practical effects over computer graphics. Those same executives will also have noticed the unusual weighting of Tokyo Drift’s box office returns: a disappointing $62 million in the US, but $109 million overseas, $8.3 million of which came from Japan, where the film was largely set.
Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist shifted focus to Brazil; it also added the former wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to the series’ ever-expanding cast. Fast Five made close to $70 million in those same territories, and $20 million in Brazil alone.
The latest episode, which was released in British cinemas this week, takes place mostly in London. The cast as it stands is made up of actors from the following racial backgrounds: Black Nova Scotian/Samoan, Irish-American, Dominican/Puerto Rican, Spanish, Brazilian-American, Korean, Israeli, Indonesian and Welsh. (Luke Evans, who plays the villain, is from Aberbargoed in Monmouthshire.) Interracial angst is nowhere to be seen: apart from the Welshman, everyone gets along famously.
Watch Fast and Furious 6 Online Free Putlocker “It’s the United Colours of Benetton movie,” laughed the actor Don Cheadle, when I interviewed him about his role in Iron Man 3 and the subject of the Fast & Furious films came up. “This is how Hollywood can hit everybody. ‘We want your biggest star, we want your biggest star – throw them all in there.’”
Racing matters; race is irrelevant. Where, then, does that leave the sex? In an unscientific social media poll last week, I asked Telegraph readers what they enjoyed most about the series; one of the most popular answers was its playful homoeroticism. (“The Rock and Vin Diesel, and the chance they might start rolling around in engine oil and kissing” was one of the more vividly imagined responses, submitted by a young lady from Cheltenham.)
There is, of course, nothing in the Fast & Furious films to give Brokeback Mountain a run for its money – but it’s rare for a mainstream studio picture to openly entertain the possibility that its heroes could be bisexual. At one point in the fourth, a typically pneumatic female asks Toretto if he prefers women or cars: “I appreciate a fine body regardless of the make,” he shoots back.
In the fifth film Diesel and Johnson mount one another like bison in heat in a ludicrous tussle in a shed; in the sixth, Michelle Rodriguez and Gina Carano, the strapping female mixed martial artist, clash on the London Underground in a brawl that, to these eyes, was basically frottage.
By reflecting cultures that tend not to be represented in day-to-day Hollywood business, the series has become both slyly subversive and enormously popular; but this is not some kind of slippery social engineering project by Universal. (If it were, you can bet the franchise’s target market would reject it.) The dumb beauty of the Fast & Furious films is that they are radical entirely by accident. They don’t lead their young audience but follow them, engines roaring, while the sun glints genially in the wide blue sky.
Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and their crew are drawn out of hiding when the man who tried to hunt them down, Special Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), comes to them for help. He needs them to track down Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), a British criminal planning to steal a weapons navigation system that could mean millions of deaths. At first refusing, Dom is lured into the globe-trotting mission for reason- his former girlfriend Lettie (Michelle Rodriguez), who he thought dead, is part of Shaw’s gang.So, the franchise about car racing has morphed into a heist franchise with a car racing subplot. Certainly, the big machines are there, but with the exception of one rip-roaring chase through London, the street racing has been largely shelved. This is not such a bad thing, as it happens, because ‘Fast & Furious 6’ is in every sense a crowd pleaser. Does the plot make sense? Barely; is the script terrible? Yes (one Johnson classic is ‘the last thing I want is to be on your doorstep selling Girl Scout cookies’); but there’s high octane action, explosions, babes, car chases, muscle-bound stars and exotic locales. It’s not very clever, but it is very big. Fun, too.
Download Fast and Furious 6 Movie It’s hard to tell if Diesel enjoys his status as star of the franchise, as mostly he glares and slurs. It works though, because it’s his ‘too cool to care’ approach makes him seem very, well, cool on screen. Walker is probably just happy to be working, the once-promising lead of the first two films now relegated to a largely supporting slot to the main attractions of Diesel and Johnson. Speaking of Dwayne, he clearly is a man enjoying his work- a torrent of machismo and assertiveness, him and Diesel make an entertaining pair. Rodriguez is back in the fold and kicking ass, including an excellent fight scene with former MMA star Gina Carano (stiffly portraying Hobbs’ new partner). Kudos also to Luke Evans, becoming the first memorable baddie in all six movies, having an air of charisma that doesn’t rely of abandoning subtlety.
More of the same in some respects, but with a little customisation ‘Fast and Furious 6’ makes you overlook the more ludicrous parts of its nature and just enjoy the ride.
Even Diesel, who was clearly emotional about the whole thing, would not stop saying that this has been the best premiere he’s been to and that as soon as he returns to the studio, he’ll tell executives that they should certainly consider shooting scenes for future FF films in Manila.
So before I drift away from the review, is the sixth installment really the best they’ve done so far?
Granted, the film is not designed for any acting awards, it does however deliver some over the top stunts that director Justin Lin was able to pull off with style. There will be a tank, an aircraft carrier, and even some wrestling action and lingo as well as MMA fighting care of Carano as Riley, a member of Hobbs’ team.
Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) recruits Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and his team—a family as he calls it—to retrieve a device from ex-SAS officer Owen Shaw (Evans). While Toretto would rather spend his time with Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky), Hobbs shows him a picture of Letty Ortiz (Rodriguez) as one of Shaw’s accomplices.
In exchange for their service, Toretto wants immunity and full pardon when they return to the US. The chase takes them to London and Spain and much of the entertainment really comes from the action sequences. Unexpected comedy from the bumbling duo Han (Sung Kang) and Roman (Tyrese Gibson) was also quite refreshing.
Evans character could have been made more menacing while Carano would have been a nice permanent addition to Toretto’s squad. While there’s a tender scene between Ortiz and Toretto, it was a minor speed bump in what is otherwise a frenetic movie.
“Fast & Furious 6” is satisfying in that it also closes the loop from “Tokyo Drift” just before the end credits rolled, revealing at the same time what the next installment holds, causing the audience to clap and gasp once more.
(Special thanks goes out to GBX Philippines for inviting me to the premiere. “Fast and Furious 6” is released and distributed by United International Pictures. It will open across Philippine theatres on May 24.)
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in “Fast & Furious 6.” Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.
Watch Fast and Furious 6 Online Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.
Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.
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. He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series. Dominic Toretto’s past catches up with him in unexpected ways in Fast & Furious 6, the penultimate installment in the urban street racing-turned heist franchise. An offer from federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) gives Dom the chance to reunite his scattered family after years of running from the law. However, this comes at a price: the criminal faction he must take down includes his old flame Letty (Michele Rodriguez), who has mysteriously reappeared after she was thought dead in Fast & Furious.
Screenwriter Chris Morgan and director Justin Lin are returning behind the camera, working reuniting with stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. The new cast additions include Gina Carano (Haywire) playing Hobbs’ new partner and Luke Evans (Immortals) as the law-breaking mastermind who stands between Dom and claiming his future (not to mention, reconciling his past in the form of Letty).