DVD review: Paul Walker charms in 'Fast & Furious 6'

Published December 10, 2013 3:05 pm
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Grade • C+

DVD • It's an unfortunate twist of fate that "Fast & Furious 6" arrives on DVD just over a week after one of its stars, Paul Walker, died in a car crash. Seeing the movie again lets one appreciate Walker's easygoing charm, in those short bursts when cars aren't racing loudly all over. Walker's Brian O'Connor takes a back seat to colleague Dominic Torretto (Vin Diesel), who's lured by federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) to stop a Eurotrash villain (Luke Evans) who has enlisted Dom's not-so-dead girlfriend Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez). The plot is just an excuse to string together hard-charging chase sequences that are exciting but ridiculous. Universal just announced that it will donate some proceeds from the DVD sales to Walker's charity, Reach Out WorldWide. —

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