Claremore Daily Progress

Breaking News

Community News

May 28, 2013

REVIEW: Fast and Furious 6

CLAREMORE —

Somewhere at the beginning of “Fast & Furious 6,” upon viewing a crime scene which involved a great deal of vehicular mayhem (yes, “vehicular mayhem” is a thing), FBI agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) says the following: “There’s only one crew in the world that could get this done.” 
The joke here is that he’s NOT talking about the Fast and/or Furious crew of Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and company, but a different group of automotive-based criminals. 
In fact, Agent Hobbs going to need the assistance and expertise of the Fast and/or Furious crew to capture these vehicular ne’er-do-wells.
Having subverted our expectations this once, the rest of “Fast & Furious 6” is basically what you think it’s going to be if you’ve seen any of the other films in the series, particularly its immediate predecessor, “Fast Five.” 
Again directed by Justin Lin, “Fast & Furious 6” follows a script (a term which I’m using loosely here) by Chris Morgan, who has written a screenplay with as much brainless macho posturing as audiences have come to expect from these kind of films. 
“Furious & Furious 6”  features Dominic (Diesel), Brian (Walker), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Han (Sung Kang), and Tej (Chris Ludacris Bridges) cooperating with Agent Hobbs and his new partner, the butt-kicking femme Riley (Gina Carano), to stop the evil Shaw (Luke Evans) from obtaining a dangerous weapon. Or something like that.
Shaw and his friends use cars to do everything, and you know what they say — fight cars with cars.
Oh, and remember Vin Diesel’s girlfriend who was killed in one of the earlier movies? No? Well, me neither, honestly, but we learned at the very end of “Fast 5” that she was alive after all (gasp!), and in “Fast & Furious 6” she’s still alive, but she suffers from amnesia  and may have turned to the dark side.

Text Only
Community News
  • Child abuse awareness Timms brings child abuse awareness to Claremore
    Rodney Timms, a child abuse survivor, will visit the Rogers County Courthouse at 2 p.m. Wednesday as part of his 77 county tour.
     

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Silent Auction Saturday at First Presbyterian Church Claremore

    First Presbyterian Church Claremore will host a Silent Auction from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 19.
    All items remaining in the two houses on 5th Street —105 and 109 E. 5th Street — will be auctioned off, among them, light fixtures, doors, cabinets, shelving, flooring, and more.

    July 18, 2014

  • American Red Cross offers volunteer opportunities

     Disasters don’t take summer vacations. American Red Cross volunteers are needed year round to help those struggling with the loss of their homes and belongings because of disaster.

    July 17, 2014

  • Paula Deen Keen on Deen

    Two weeks ago, Claremore resident Susan Hammett-Krackov took her daughter, Robin Baldwin, on a Mother’s Day excursion to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., to meet celebrity chef Paula Deen. 

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Zebra band kicks off summer practice
    A new school year is approaching, and for the Claremore High School Band, that means summer rehearsals.
     

    July 8, 2014

  • Hazel Mooney celebrates 100 years

    Hazel Mooney, a Claremore resident at The Brookfield, is celebrating her 100th birthday party this week.

    July 4, 2014

  • Willis Dr. Willis honored as a ‘Woman of Inspiration’

    Rogers State University’s Dr. Susan Willis was recognized as a Woman of Inspiration for serving her community with relentless dedication and passion while impacting the lives of area youth and community members.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • U Pick Them Berry picking on the 4th

    Sandra Patterson has her home on land that has been passed down in her family for over 100 years. In 2009 she and her husband, David, decided to do something with all of their acreage.  

    July 2, 2014 2 Photos

  • Edwards-Matheson named new Red Cross Advisory Board Chair

    Misty Edwards-Matheson is the new Advisory Board Chair for the Rogers/Mayes/Wagoner County Service Center of the American Red Cross.

    July 1, 2014

  • Brainiac Brawl Brainiac Brawl honored for outstanding achievement

    The Claremore Publics Schools Foundation has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Award for Local Education Foundations, sponsored by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. 

    June 27, 2014 1 Photo