25 most anticipated movies of Summer 2013
21. 'Fast & Furious 6'
In Theaters: Friday, May 24, 2013
Director: Justin Lin
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano, Luke Evans, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris Bridges, Elsa Pataky
Why we're excited: The "Fast and Furious" series is that rare Hollywood machine: an unapologetic popcorn franchise that somehow seems to get more fun with each installment. 2011's "Fast Five" was a series peak: by this point, nobody gives a damn about the “story” required to string together one spectacular car chase after another, allowing director Justin Lin to get ever more inventive and outlandish as he piles on the gasoline-fueled action. He's back for the sixth go-round, as are all the principal cast members; extra girl power comes in the shape of MMA whiz Gina Carano, while British tough guy Jason Statham is rumored to show up somewhere along the way. This ride shows no signs of slowing down just yet.
- Guy Lodge