This past Friday, I (along with tens thousands of other movie goers) took in Fast & Furious 6.
As the title connotes, this was the sixth installment of Fast and Furious.
If you thought that the series was starting to lose its pale, becoming just another rehashed plot line, you couldn’t be blamed.
But you’d be wrong.
I can sum up Fast 6 in three words:
What. A. Rush.
Non-stop action from the door.
Or from the word “go” rather.
Mind you, I’ve never seen any of the Fast & Furious franchise in a theater before.
I like driving fast cars and all, but a movie built around driving fast cars?
Not so much.
I’m not a teenage boy with muscle car fantasies.
My first car was a two-tone Ford Escort.
Clearly not the demographic they’re targeting.
I was content to wait for it to hit Netflix.
That is, until I saw it in theaters.
And now I am remiss that I didn’t take at least the original or Tokyo Drift in on the big screen.
There is something to seeing car stunts larger than life that made Fast 6 super exciting.
It’s not like the movie was all stunts and driving.
There were some genuinely humorous moments.
Provided primarily at the expense of Tyrese.
Why a Black man got to be the butt of all the jokes?
Why is the man always trying to demean a Brother?
Why can’t old blue eyes be comic relief?
Oh wait, I’m sorry.
I didn’t even realize I had my black beret and leather gloves on.
Where was I?
Oh yeah, Fast 6 was more than just fast cars.
It included the return of Michele Rodriguez.
You know, Letty.
Who was supposed to have been killed in Fast & Furious.
So you know all Fast aficionados were like “WTF?!”
I know I was.
If you’re not up on Fast at all, Letty is Dominic’s (Vin Diesel) wife.
She went undercover for Brian (Paul Walker) and was discovered.
Bad things happened after that.
Very bad things.
We all thought she was dead.
But Fast 6 keeps you guessing.
As I do, I checked to see if there was a companion app in the App Store.
Of course, there was.
Fast & Furious 6: The Game includes five player modes that transport you into the world of fast cars.
I don’t really do games, so I had to feign interest just to check the app out.
But if you dig racing games, or have time on your hands, I’m sure The Game makes for hours of mindless entertainment.
Anywho, the movie was great and the ending was a doozy.
I don’t do the spoiler thing, so I won’t go into any level of depth about it.
Although, I will say this: don’t leave until after the credits have rolled.
What comes next will knock your socks off!
You can thank me later.