Film Review: “Fast and Furious 7”

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Dwayne Johnson

Directed by: James Wan

Today, I decided to hit the mall for something to do and I went to check out “Furious 7”. Here is my review…

Plot/Synopsis: Dominic Torretto and his crew thought they left the criminal mercenary life behind. They defeated an international terrorist named Owen Shaw and went their seperate ways. But now, Shaw’s brother, Deckard Shaw is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde, and a shady government official called “Mr. Nobody” are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called God’s Eye, that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God’s Eye program while caught in a power struggle between terrorist and the United States government.

If you’re looking for an action packed thrill ride and if you’re a big fan of car chases, explosions, guns and all that stuff, you’re definitely gonna dig this movie. I think this is the best of the “Fast and Furious” franchise. The action scenes in the other films seems okay and they were just entertaining but that’s all they were but in “Furious 7”, you’re gonna see some pretty intense action. The action in this movie was more intense than the previous “Furious” films. The action scenes in “Furious 7” will keep your eyes glued to the screen. The action scenes were actually pretty unpredictable for sure!

The casting in this movie was pretty impressive as it was another all-star cast. I thought they all did a good job with the acting in this movie even Vin Diesel, Paul and the Rock did a great job. It was awesome to finally see Kurt Russell on the big screen ’cause he hasn’t starred in a big screen movie in a long time and this was a perfect comeback film for Kurt! Ronda Rousey had a small role in this film which was badass. She had a brief fight scene against Letty (Michelle’s character).

Even though the script was well-written, I felt the script was altered a little bit due to Paul’s sudden passing. It seemed they had a lot more of a story to get told but a lot of it was cut out or something.

It was just a great action movie and it’s the way an action film was supposed to be. James Wan was a perfect choice to direct this movie too. I think this is the final film of the “Furious” franchise and it was a prefect way to end the franchise. Of course, the ending was very sad and heartbreaking. I don’t wanna reveal too much but this movie was more of a tribute to Paul Walker. It’s a real shame to see so many people talked so much negative shit about Paul Walker’s death. The “Fast and Furious” crew really loved Paul and when you watch this movie, they wanted to show you that they really loved him like a brother.

Is this movie Oscar worthy as Vin Diesel claims? Yes it is but you know the Academy will never give it a nod. I can see “Furious 7” getting nominations for best sound, best editing but that’s about all. Maybe Paul Walker will get nominated for the film but it won’t get a Best Picture nod, though.

I was very impressed with “Fast 7”. You definitely gotta go see this film for yourself.

I’d give “Fast and Furious 7” a score of “5 out of 5” as in “Excellent”.

Kev

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