Fast & Fu­ri­ous 6

Wed­nes­day 15 Feb @9PM, Film4

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

In case you couldn’t tell by the picture, this film is about as subtle as a thumb in the eye. But what it lacks in in­tel­lec­tu­al­ism, it more than makes up for with clas­sic car con­tent.

The plot is pretty much aca­demic, but how many other Hol­ly­wood block­busters do you know of that fea­ture a Ford Es­cort RS1600 MkI?

The most mem­o­rable scene in­volves the Es­cort (driven by the late Paul Walker’s char­ac­ter, Brian O’Con­ner) help­ing to save Ro­man Pearce (played by Tyrese Gib­son) whose Ford Mus­tang is about to be crushed by a tank. While cross­ing a mas­sive bridge. If you think it sounds crazy, you’d be right.

More than 100 cars were de­stroyed dur­ing the film­ing, in­clud­ing a fleet of E60 BMW M5s and two of the five rally-spec Ford Es­cort RS1600s built for the film.

It’s a bit of a brain­less watch, but if you stick your mind in neu­tral and sit back and en­joy the car­nage, it’s a wor­thy Wed­nes­day night watch. Mur­ray Scul­lion

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