Saturday, June 1, 2013

A NONEXCLUSIVE LIST:Of things with which Vin Diesel has more chemistry during Fast & Furious Six than Michelle Rodriguez, his ostensible "true love:"
  • Paul Walker
  • The Rock
  • Luke Evans (who plays the villain, a mercenary named Hobbs)
  • A bullet he removes from his body by himself without aid of anesthesia.
  • The white T-shirt and tank top that serve as his costume for much of the movie.
  • Each and every car he drives during the course of the movie.
  • The toy car he gives to his infant nephew early in the movie.
(Despite this flaw and that the plot makes little or no sense--there's at least one point where a sniper has a bead on the villain and decides not to shoot for no apparent reason--I still had quite an enjoyable time.)

Edited due to grammar correction from one of our readers.


  1. [spoilers]

    The Rock didn't shoot Shaw with the sniper rifle because Shaw's associate had a laser on Vin's chest as well. If Shaw goes down, Dom is going down right after him, so we had ourselves a good old fashioned Mexican standoff.

  2. Well, at least at that point, Hobbs had indicated that he didn't give a damn about anything except stopping Shaw (though he plainly has a weird sort of respect for Dom), so why not shoot him?

    Of course, there's also a great fight sequence in the film that winds up making not a ton of sense due to a later reveal about the characters' motivations. (Contrast with Now You See Me, which has a reveal that I THINK makes sense in the context of what we've seen before.)

  3. Oh no, he was not going to let anything happen to Dom on his watch. Heck, that's why he went out of his way to track him. That was beyond respect and into bromance.

    BTW, everyone should listen to the "How Did This Get Made?" about "Fast 6" with Adam Scott. A lot of joy.

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  5. How Did This Get Made made a rare trip to the theatre to catch FF6 in its' current run:

    Adam Scott guests, as he did a year ago, for: