The critics have clearly been drinking.
We’re really struggling to believe this, in fact we’ve done one of those cartoon rubbing our eyes gestures, but it looks like Fast & Furious 6 is an utter smash with the critics! How did that happen!?
The sixth installment of the long running car-based action film once again stars Vin Diesel as well as Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez. You’d think critics would be getting tired of its schtick, but bafflingly the film is scoring an average of 92% on the reviews aggregating site Rotten Tomatoes! So what is it that critics are loving about it? The Hollywood Reporter writes “This new entry will only add mightily to the good fortunes of Universal's biggest franchise; no matter how silly and outlandish the action gets -- and it does become ridiculous -- it also delivers the goods its audience expects.”
Empire Magazine seem willing to overlook the film’s flaws too, claiming “Furious 6, like its predecessors, is a big screen no-brainer that's objectively terrible but undeniably pleasurable.” Isn’t anybody speaking sense? Yes, Time Out. Thankfully. “With its puerile dialogue, daft performances, flat comic repartee and ear-rupturingly loud sound levels, the experience of watching 'Fast & Furious 6' is like listening to death metal pour out of 500-watt speakers while being strapped to a pneumatic drill” they write. However, given that their words have been submerged under a deluge of praise it looks like Universal are on for another smash success with it. Unbelievable.