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|Originaltitel:||Fast & Furious 6|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 130 Min|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
Fasten your seat belt because it's getting fast and wild again! Already for the sixth time the engines of the "Fast & Furious" series howl in the cinemas. And the concept of muscles, girls and engines still works really well in the sixth attempt. The story follows directly on from that of its predecessor, the most successful part of the franchise to date, with a worldwide income of over 625 million dollars. After their last coup in Rio, the new millionaires Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) have a good time with their wives far away from the USA. And also the rest of her team indulges in the new wealth scattered around the globe. But they all don't feel free as they are still hunted by FBI Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson). But when he shows up at Dom's one day, it's not about getting the gangster behind bars. Rather, Dom and his team are to help Hobbs put a stop to the ingenious criminal Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and his gang of unscrupulous elite drivers. If they succeed, all their criminal records will be erased. But there is another much more decisive reason why Dom Hobbs should help: of all people, his ex Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), who was believed to be dead, works for Shaw. Since Dom absolutely must know whether it is really Letty, he agrees to the offer. In London he takes up the fight against Shaw together with the other lead feet. But it doesn't only seem completely superior from a technical point of view…
Logic and in-depth dialogue were never the hallmarks of the "Fast & Furious" films. But while the first three films focused primarily on underground street racing, the Part 4 series became more and more fast-paced action thrillers, like the "Oceans" films with a good load of testosterone and PS. This change of concept paid off, as the franchise, which was thought to be dead with the very weak third part, has been more successful from film to film since the fourth sequel. Justin Lin, who has been on board as a director since part 3, knows that he has to put a scoop on it every time in order to get the fans into a storm of enthusiasm again, so that they also want new "Fast & Furious" movies in the future.
Now that already part 5 seemed to be hard to top in terms of action, Lin is now making a big splash in London and Spain. And even if fast cars once again play a leading role, the action here often takes place in a direct duel. There is not fighting with PS, but with the bare fist against each other. Since Mixed Martial Arts fighter Gina Carano, who has already cut a damn good figure in Steven Soderbergh's "Haywire", is a newcomer, the fighting scenes in which she is involved have an extremely high show value. But also the car chases through London and on a highway in Spain will put fans into ecstasy.
The mixture of humor, coolness and action, which is especially well worked out in the last part, also works out very well here, whereas you always notice that the movie doesn't take itself that seriously. And as a spectator you should avoid that at all costs. Because this is the only way to endure some really pompous sayings and completely unreal action interludes. If Vin Diesel suddenly seems to have learned to fly and can save his Letty, then this scene in itself would seem embarrassing and completely absurd. In the "Fast & Furious" universe, however, such scenes work, which is also due to Vin Diesel, who masters even completely exaggerated scenes with a stoic coolness that is really unique.
A very special highlight is offered to the fans in the credits. Here it is not only finally made clear that part 3 plays after the events of part 6. It also introduces the great adversary for the seventh film. And you can really look forward to him. This Mr. X in the fight against Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson - more testosterone is now really not possible.
"Fast & Furious 6" is neither particularly clever head cinema, nor are particularly high-quality dialogues or great acting offered to the viewer. Instead, there's pure fun. Justin Lin and his team make it really crack from the first second on, interweaving elements from parts 3, 4 and 5 into the story, so that you actually get the feeling of a coherent story, which even works really well as a whole. This is not logical, but it is also not really the claim that is being pursued here. The fans should only be offered something for the eye and for the lowered amusement centre. And this mission Lin has once again mastered magnificently. Therefore, if you liked part 5 and can overlook the somewhat extended and tiring final fight, you will also be absolutely thrilled by "Fast & Furious 6". brain off, walk in and off to the cinema!
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