By Sean Czarnecki, Daily Film Editor
Published February 14, 2013
You can almost call “Fast Five” wizened for not taking itself too seriously. It understood its franchise well enough to realize that the street racing premise was losing flavor. So what did they do? They recruited Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson (“The Tooth Fairy”), knocked over a police station, packed in the nutty thrills, the girls, the hot locations and embraced their wild (some would say dumb) concept. Come Memorial Day weekend this summer, “Fast and Furious 6” looks to kick it up a notch. The trailer looks nothing short of exhilarating.
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This time, the Rock is back with a new assignment on his hands: A criminal mastermind and a mercenary organization is hijacking military convoys and leaving massive trails of destruction in its wake. And who else does he go to but Dom (Vin Diesel, “The Chronicles of Riddick”) and the “best crew in the world.” The deal: full pardons for everyone, including Dom’s thought-dead lover Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez, “Battle: Los Angeles”).
Backed by the booming Bad Meets Evil single “Fast Lane,” the trailer features a tank rumbling down a freeway, enormous trucks being flipped like pancakes, a bone-crushing girl fight that leaves you aching, tough guy one-liners — and of course, the gang takes down a muthafuckin’ jumbo jet. Kick it up a notch? If “Fast Five” was spicy, with director Justin Lin returning to helm another Chris Morgan screenplay, “Fast 6” just may be the greasiest, funnest, most testosterone-sauteed dish served up in 2013.
Bam! (See: Emeril.)