Been looking forward to this for a while now. Finally caught it in the cinema almost 2 weeks ago. Great great show. I don’t know whether to say that it’s better than the 5th installment, but even if its not, it’s just about as good as that one. Though I think personally, I may prefer the 5th movie a tad bit more, but really, not much difference. 😉 Action-packed from beginning till the end, as usual, keeping the audience at the edge of their seats almost the entire time.
I’m not sure if its just me, but Vin Diesel seemed more and more ‘bulky’ as the installments of the movie progress. And I’m not necessarily saying it in too good a way. I mean, I get it, guys love to make themselves look buff, and as much as I’d like to say that Vin Diesel’s built is great, I can’t help but notice that his muscles aren’t really defined. Thus, making him look a little flabby and chunky, instead of buff. No? Don’t get me wrong. I like watching Vin Diesel. Great actor. But I think maybe he needs to tense his muscles when he’s wearing sleeveless tops, if not he’ll just look chunky, which is not really sexy or hot. Really. Lol! 😉 Then again, just when you start thinking, “Oh, Vin Diesel looks chunky!”, there’ll be those scenes that he looks considerably good in. Must be the angle then. 😉 But really, tensing the muscles and maybe conditioning them more will improve the consistency of the, “Ooooo… Not baaadddd!” thoughts. 😉 Haha! And the funny thing is, while Vin Diesel seemed to grow, Paul Walker seemed to shrink in size. Or maybe its just those old man clothes they put him in. If I remember correctly, he’s got a pretty hot bod, hence, more body fitting clothes should definitely be encouraged. 😛 Seems like Walker has a little less screen time this time around. But I guess it doesn’t affect the show much.
Speaking of muscles, who in the world can miss Dwayne Johnson. This guy just keeps growing bigger and bigger! I swear if he grows any bigger, he can audition for the role of the Hulk and the FX team don’t even need to do anything. All they need is the wardrobe department painting him green and it’ll be enough. The Hulk. I mean, I can’t help but gaped at him when he appeared on screen. As much as I’m not a fan of big huge body builders (I personally prefer athletic built bodies), I can’t help but think, “Damn Vin Diesel, that’s how muscles are supposed to look like!” Lol! He’s ripped from head to toe! Coming back to the movie, I actually like the bromance chemistry between Hobs (Johnson) and Toretto (Vin Diesel) more than that of O’Conner (Walker) and Toretto. 😉
The tough looking lady next to Johnson in the picture above is Gina Carano who plays Riley Hicks, the good girl who’s actually not so good afterall. *hint* 😉 I actually didn’t really like her from the beginning of the show. But I gotta say, that’s probably cause she’s got pretty good acting skills. She made her character believable, making you like her and dislike her at the right time. Makes sense? Haha. Anyways, I looked her up, since I’ve never seen her before and it turns out that she’s actually a mixed martial artiste! Not to mention a fitness model too. Oh wow. That explains her size as a healthy fit lady as compared to most of Hollywood’s stick thin model bodies. And really, I think that should be the image we encourage people to be, healthy and fit, not skinny and stick thin. I may not like her character in the show, but I sure find myself impressed by her real life. I mean, tough chicks who can do real martial arts are hot.
And speaking of the ladies, it’s nice to have Letty, who was presumed dead, back.Not your typical Hollywood beauty, but Michelle Rodriguez definitely got a certain charm about her. She plays Letty really well, as she did in the first movie. Thought her character, Letty, fits Vin Diesel’s Toretto much better than the other girls, namely Elena, who was portrayed by Elsa Pataky. I actually find Pataky really sexy in the movie. Not exactly the girly sexy, but really, the confident sexy. Know what I mean. She’s got that air of superiority and confidence that exudes elegance, even while playing only a police officer. I guess I mostly prefer the proper girl with character look, than a pretty girly bimbo look. Know what I mean? 😉 Anyways, she’s 36 and looking great! I was Googling her and came across this picture. How cute is her kid????? Then again, what do you expect from a baby whose parents are Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth. Seriously. I gotta say though, as good as she looks in the movie, her latest hairstyle adds such an edge to her look that she can easily surpass many of those actresses who are 10 years younger than her. This look makes me wanna go and crop my hair off, just like her. Looks good, no? 🙂
Was a little disappointed in Gal Gadot. I seem to remember her as being a little sexier in the 5th installment. But her character, Gisele is just as sassy and saucy as I remembered. 😉 Loved how they gave a little more focus on Gisele’s relationship with her now steady boyfriend, Han, who caught my attention in the 5th movie. Hehe! But sadly, the actor who played him, Sung Kang, doesn’t seem that attractive this time around. He still puts a smile on my face sometimes, but yeah, not that attractive anymore, I feel. 😉 Oh well, our taste changes as time passes right? 😉
Seeing Luke Evans was a surprised to me. But he does the bad guy pretty well. This time around, he doesn’t remind me of Orlando Bloom anymore. I remembered when I saw him in The Three Musketeers, I almost mistook him for Bloom. But with this crew cut, it’s easier to tell them apart. Or maybe its just me who thinks they look alike. 😛
Anyways, great show. Action packed, one of my favourite types. I definitely won’t mind watching is again. And again. And again. And just for those who don’t know, this is the chronology of the F&F movies – F&F 1, F&F 2, F&F 4, F&F 5, F&F 6, F&F 3. So now, I’m anticipating the 7th show! It’ll be a follow-up from the 3rd Fast & Furious movie.
And a lesson from this movie? It’s romantic to jump off your car to save your love interest who is being flung off a tank………… provided you really manage to catch her. 😛 Okay. Truth be told, I find this stunt a little too exaggerated and it makes me think it’s silly. LOL!