Opening Everywhere: Fast & Furious 6, The Hangover 3, Epic, Before Midnight
FilmDrunk Suggests: This, my Drunkards, is what the Hollywood producers refer to as a true summer movie weekend. You’ve got bigtime action, comedy and animated kids films going toe-to-toe for our hard-earned cash. So which one do you see? THE ONE ABOUT CARS, BROSEPHINE BAKER! *revs engine, stalls out, calls local Hyundai dealer*
Fast & Furious 6
Rotten Tomatoes Scores: 74% critics, 85% audience (*air guitars, twerks*)
Gratuitous Review Quotes:
“Ludicrous, but undeniably fun and surprisingly affectionate, this is really all you could ask of a car crash movie, and more.” – Tom Charity, CNN
“That the movie is so indifferently written shouldn’t really be a surprise. The dialogue is just there to mark time between the set pieces, and it’s nice to report that Lin has outdone himself in that department.” – Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail
Armchair Analysis: I’ve watched both the original The Fast and the Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious in the past week, and how this series ever existed beyond a film that featured not only Vin Diesel and Paul Waker, but also Tyrese and Cole Hauser is mind-blowing. I could have understood some straight-to-DVD films starring the mouth-breather from Tokyo Drift, but this is amazing.