I used to be the first to slag on The Fast And The Furious as a series of crap movies that didn't show off any redeeming qualities of car culture. The latest trailer for Fast And Furious 6 has just been released, and I'm eating my old words. This looks unbelievably good.
Now, I'm not saying it'll be "good" in the truest sense of the word. It won't be winning Oscars or any awards more prestigious than "Best Vin Diesel Performance in an Action Movie" at the Blockbuster Moive Awards (if those awards still exist). It might get a nomination at the MTV Movie Awards, but I don't foresee a win.
But it'll be "good" in the most fun sense of the word. Every character from the previous films in the franchise appears to be present, there are some wickedly amazing cars (old Escort! Charger Daytona!) and the stunts look spectacular. Ok, yes, there is still NOS, and I'm sure there is still danger to manifold as well as gratuitous shifting, but it has all of the elements of a really fun summer movie.
Sign me up.