Is it just me, or is anyone else astonished that the clouds in the poster don’t somehow approximate the shape of a “6”?
Eva Mendes, who appeared in the mid-credits epilogue for part 5, doesn’t seem to be in this one, but she’s replaced – spiritually if not literally – by Gina Carano, which feels like a plus after seeing the MMA-style fight she gets to have with Michelle Rodriguez in the clip. As for Europe being the setting – it’s pretty clear that when Universal finally puts out a box set of these movies, they want it to appeal to every global market.
Is Luke Evans really enough of a threat to the combined forces of Rock-Diesel-Carano and everybody else, though? He does appear to have a very fast tank, which helps.
I really hope this isn’t showing us all the money shots upfront. If the rest of the run-time is talk, it’ll be a deal-breaker. But if the whole thing looks like this, congrats, Justin Lin, for bringing me back after losing me…a second time. (Hated 3, loved 4, and I know that’s a minority opinion.)
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist