Fast & Furious 6 is a summer blockbuster that delivers exactly what it promises: gleefully cheesy dialogue, woefully repetitive character development, and insanely awesome action sequences that make little sense. This is a mind-numbingly compelling film, in that it never bores because the action scenes are well composed by Lin and feel authentic to the franchise. This is a film that appeases its fanbase but doesn’t feel forced; in fact, it feels effortless and quite entertaining because of its resounding confidence. There aren’t impressive moments where characters face stark developments, and a twist near the end feels as if it’s pulled out of the writer’s ass, but when a film includes a tank being chased on a freeway and a showdown on a runway where a plane is on fire, the movie is undeniably its own piece of popcorn entertainment. This may not be your cup of tea, but if it is, you’ll realize it’s the best fifth sequel ever made.
Grade: ★★★ (out of 5)