As a writer, it is expected that you keep to a strict word-count. When you pick up a magazine, articles can be a 100-word write-up or a 1000-word analysis. Notes created for films are easily over 100 words – so this feature will focus on reviewing films in a concise 100 words. No more, no less.
Fast & Furious 6 (Dir. Justin Lin/2013)
Fast & Furious 6 continues Justin Lin’s flawless streak in upgrading the series from bottom-barrel teenage shtick to high-octane, slick-stunted action heists to rival The Expendables. The latest instalment moves the crew to London to take on Shaw (Luke Evans), a unique villain as his crew includes Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) lost-love Letty (Michelle Roderiguez). The car-chases, by no means ignored, are amongst gun-fights and hand-to-hand combat adding to the pace and excitement on display. It resolves issues from previous films and despite the ridiculous tank and airplane finale, F&F6 is the strongest instalment through confident direction and increasingly likeable characters.
100-word reviews are available on all the Fast & Furious Films: