***THIS REVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED HERE FOR THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS ON MAY 15TH, 2013***
Director: Justin Lin.
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Tyrese Gibson, Luke Evans, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Gal Gadot, Gina Carano, Jordana Brewster, Elsa Pataky.
Running Time: 130 minutes.
Synopsis: Former soldier Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and his team are being hunted by Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) for their vehicular warfare crimes. Knowing the only way to outwit them is by playing them at their own game, Hobbs enlists Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and crew to outmatch them in London, while a personal connection makes things harder for Dom.
Dubstep. Short skirts. Dodgy one-liners. It’s safe to say that FAST & FURIOUS 6 knows what its audience expects. Opening with a self-gratifying montage that’s as laughable as it is helpful, the franchise’s confidence is as loud as its revving engines. Reacquainted with bromantic bezzies Dom and Brian racing through the Spanish mountains to the birth of a new addition to the Swiss Family Petroleum, the modern-day A-TEAM are spread over the globe after their mega lucrative Rio heist. Competition may be temporarily out of the water, but the promise of full pardons from sometimes friend, sometimes foe Luke Hobbs is too good for the crew to resist. Continue reading
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Scott (check out his blog here) takes a look at the Super Bowl Spots for G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance. Check back for Part 2 where he’ll be dissecting John Carter and The Avengers. Continue reading
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This week we look at Nazis on the Moon, pygmy elephants, Joe Gilgun’s gammy eye, Tarsem’s attempt at Snow White, Cillian Murphy in Spanish, Nic Cage going batshit crazy (again), Willem Dafoe doing his best Liam Nesson impression, Liam Neeson doing his best Willem Dafoe impression, some dogs and a film called Black Butterflies which lies to us. There’s no butterflies. Let’s talk trailers: Continue reading
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It’s been another pretty busy week for trailers and for the first time Nadine and I have disagreed on our favourites of the week. Next week – we’ll put it up a few days after Christmas – is the biggie, though, with The Dark Knight Rises (I lied when I said we’d do that this week!), The Hobbit AND Prometheus. Mental. So, as ever, take a look at what’s below and let us know if you disagree with our opinions! We have Men In Black 3, ParaNorman (NADINE’S TIED TRAILER OF THE WEEK), The Flowers Of War, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Perfect Sense, Rock Of Ages, Jack The Giant Killer (NADINE’S TIED TRAILER OF THE WEEK), Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, Expendables 2, Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (EMMA’S TRAILER OF THE WEEK), Lock-Out, The Dictator and Casa De Mi Padre. Oh, and if you hadn’t already guessed, it’s Ewan McGregor week. Continue reading
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It’s not a particularly strong week for trailers, with no huge releases touched upon. However, there’s a nice variation of genres and still a fair bit of intrigue. So, this week Nadine (check out her blog here) and I look at new trailers for Rampart (TRAILER OF THE WEEK), Beauty And The Beast 3D, W.E., The Woman In Black, The Vow and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Continue reading
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