Film reviews: Fast & Furious 6 | Something In The Air | Epic

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DO YOU like cars? Or do you prefer movies where bulging, baldy action heroes like Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel glower at each other like homoerotic new potatoes?

Fast & Furious 6 (12A)

***

Fast & Furious 6 caters to both of these essential needs in a souped-up outing which takes the squad to Moscow, Spain and London to battle a new British kingpin and his fleet of henchmen.

Also back is Michelle Rodriguez, who apparently walked away from a fiery crash in an earlier outing without a scratch. Still, it’s called Fast & Furious, not Slow & Thoughtful. Watch out for Glasgow’s Broomielaw trying to pretend it’s part of the City of London in one of the early chases, and wonder yet again why Paul Walker as boring ex-cop Brian keeps turning up. Can’t they ditch him in the car park?

On general release

Something In The Air (15)

***

French filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Carlos) essays a coming-of-age drama set among student radicals after the barricade-busting political riots in Paris in the 1960s. It’s a shaggy, plotless story and the well-to-do liberals at its heart may grate, but its depiction of idealistic youth with all its certainties and self-absorption may well strike a chord.

Glasgow GFT, Edinburgh Filmhouse from Friday

Epic 3D (U)

**

Amanda Seyfried, Beyoncé Knowles, Colin Farrell and Josh Hutcherson provide the voices in this dull animated adventure in which a teenage girl lands in an enchanted forest of tiny people, where the forces of good and evil are squaring up for a showdown that could decide the fate of the forest and the world. Unless you have really patient kids, this is an epic fail.

On general release from Wednesday