Fast Furious 6 Movie Review

Well, what’s a summer without cars?

Director: Justin Lin Writers: Chris Morgan (screenplay), Gary Scott Thompson(characters) Runtime: 130 mins

For a movie that implies fast cars, it sure doesn’t start off that way. A lot of the movie is basically a reintroduction for already well established characters (though only two I couldn’t remember for the life of me) but it does help since Fast 5 was some 4+ years ago. There’s a lot that makes you want to care for the characters, and depending on who you relate to, you will – especially towards the end of the film.

Before that though, was the acting. I didn’t expect anything golden, but honestly it was terrible across the board. Vin Diesel and Tyrese stole the show for me. They had the best lines, probably the most screen time and their characters seemed the most authentic. Vin playing the same character that lives by a code and Tyrese being the character relief since the second instalment.

fast_and_furious_6-wideI think it’s safe to say, that if you’re expecting races in a franchise that started out that way, you’re expecting too much. Now, it’s a lot more about the story, the meaning of family and just how many stunts they can have with cars.

There isn’t any strong cinematography. There’s quite a bit of shaking camera work but it’s not entirely unbearable as some other movies. The end sequence of course is as thrilling as any climatic battle should be, definitely the best of the series. Funny that the reason I liked it wasn’t because of the cars… The honest highlight was the post credit scene.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the movie: 3.2 out of 5,
  • Cinematography: 3.5 out of 5 (camera stunt work is decent),
  • Editing: 3 out of 5,
  • Audio: 4 out of 5 (sound f/x),
  • Acting: 2 out of 5,
  • Theatres or wait for the blu-ray? see it in theatres but know they best part(s) is a the end. Get the blu ray if you’re a fan, otherwise it’s just a rental

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” . Your eLEWsive Thought Provided by: the “LEW System”

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

G.I. Joe: Movie Review

Well its out,

Director: Jon M. Chu Writers: Rhett ReesePaul Wernick

CAST:

As you might have heard this was (link) was to come out some 8 months ago, but under went a 3-D conversion. As of late, the conversions have been as good as those filmed for 3-D. This isn’t one of those movies. Hell I don’t even know what this movie was trying to be.

Almost every important noteworthy “joe” is either killed off or never spoken of (from this I should have known that this was gonna be a crap movie.. But it had Bruce Willis). The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson is the new guy, and basically the lead for this movie. He isn’t the best actor. But his craft is getting better (I remember reading he did movies like the “Tooth Fairy” to get a better grasp of the art form). Bruce Willis was my draw to the movie, but he was barely used. But when he was on camera, he did delight with the action scenes he had. Oh and RZA makes a surprise in the movie.. His role was weird. He was some kind of Asian sense and the entire plot around his part of the movie was too convoluted to make sense to this trini movie critic.

I said earlier that I don’t know what this movie was, I mean in the first one, it’s CLEARLY geared towards children and early teens. This one has more of an adult theme but still very much a child friendly movie thanks to the PG rating I’m sure. Then it’s kinda unsure if this truly is a sequel since its basically a new cast, and reappearances that don’t make ANY sense.

Bottom line, don’t see it in theatres or if you do, don’t see it in 3d if possible. It’s solely a cash grab. Everything cool about this, is in the trailer.

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the movie: 2 out of 5,
  • Cinematography: 1 out of 5,
  • Editing: 2 out of 5,
  • Audio: 3 out of 5,
  • Acting: 2 out of 5,
  • Theatres or wait for the blu-ray? Honestly, just download it, and keep it for when your have children around or something.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Delayed Until 2013

It was reported earlier today, that the possible summer hit “G.I. Joe Retaliation” is being pushed back 9 MONTHS.

Brian Goldner

“It is increasingly evident that 3D resonates with movie-goers globally and together with Paramount, we made the decision to bring fans an even more immersive entertainment experience,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s President and CEO in an official statement.

The sequel which is now slated to come out during spring of next year, March 29, 2013 to be exact, will go up against the movie adapted from a novel by twilight author, Stephenie Meyer, called “The Host

 

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW