Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. Written by
Ludacris says the line, "Time is money," while he and The Rock are taking the clothes and watch off of the snobby auction organizer. This is the second time Ludacris said this line in his film career. The first time was in Crash (2005). See more »
When Tej uses the ATM (Cajero Automático), the signage displays "Banco Principal de Costa Rica." There is no such bank in Costa Rica. Also, the scenes were not shot in Costa Rica, as there is no location in Costa Rica which even comes close, in visual appearance, to the site used in this scene.
In addition, the bills dispensed by the ATM are red. No ATM in Costa Rica would dispense Red bills, as those are the equivalent of less than $2 in Costa Rica -- the Red Costa Rican bills are also smaller than the bills shown in this scene, and are made of plastic, not cotton/paper. Costa Rican ATMs dispense Green and Dull Orange bills... and, occasionally, Yellow bills. See more »
We've all seen our favorite movies churn out those forgettable and often straight-to-video sequels; Death Race, Wrong Turn, Resident Evil. (Really, not Resident Evil???). And with The Fast and the Furious series, you were starting to see the decline after 2 and most definitely 3. So for Justin Lin to bring back this series from the dead, even to use the weird sequels as a part of the story in his new trilogy, is incredibly impressive.
As for Furious Six, I thought it was incredibly enjoyable. Few movies are actually this fun to watch. The action felt very well paced, never dragging on or repetitious in any way. The dialogue was humorous and the story was very interesting to see played out.
I feel like the only movie I could compare this to is Transformers 3. Coming from a series that I felt like was convoluted and "missing the point" of a fun action film, Transformers 3 and Furious Six alike really meet what they were striving for. An incredibly fun film.
This next part is mainly for people who have seen the movie already, though not a spoiler.
I've seen a few reviews that say that last action packed scene in the film's climax was too much and could have been cut. I could not disagree more. I feel like the filmmaker mislead everyone to think everything was fine and dandy, all wrapped up, but I could not help but feel that the action was over too abruptly, and I still needed to see more. And then there is that last, incredibly epic action scene. The filmmakers made me feel like I needed to see more, so that they could deliver that last scene specifically for me. Great filmmaking, great film. Very impressed.
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