Still fast, still furious, it all still hangs together

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Fast & Furious 6

The “Fast & Furious” franchise has received a fair amount of coverage in recent years for its semi-accidental emergence as a standard for unaffected movie multiculturalism. For their own part, Vin Diesel and the “F&F” handlers seem eager to assert how they’ve molded a series of installments into, yep, a saga, complete with expansive, twisty continuity. None of which is really the reason that we’re turning out for “Fast & Furious 6,” of course. Matter-of-fact progressiveness and Michelle Rodriguez’s screen resurrection are swell, but how’s the stunt driving?

Director Justin Lin and writer Chris Morgan, back for their fourth outing, certainly do show enthusiasm for mining “the story so far.” (All that’s missing is a “Star Wars”-y opening crawl.)

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