Tag Archives: Fast and Furious 7

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

Vin Diesel trying to urge the Oscars to give action movies and sequels a chance???

It’s no secret that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences are not a big fan of action movies and sequels. It loos like Vin Diesel is trying to urge the Academy to give action films and sequels a chance. It’s very rare that the Academy gives action movies and sequels a chance. They do give action movies and sequels a chance but not very often. The first sequel to win Best Picture at the Oscars was “The Godfather part II” and that was a violent film too. Another sequel that won Best Picture was “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” and that film had some action & violence as well. Another violent and dark film that won Best Picture was “Silence of the Lambs”. “Silence of the Lambs” wasn’t a sequel or an action film but still, it’s a horror and crime film and the Academy aren’t a big fan of those kind of films either.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/03/27/vin-diesel-furious-7-deserves-oscar-but-academy-doesnt-like-action-flicks/

I appreciate Vin Diesel for urging the Academy to have a change of direction but they never will. I do agree that action movies and violent films deserve a chance. Does “Fast 7” deserve a Best Picture win as Vin Diesel claims? I’ll have to see the film for myself which comes out next Friday and I do plan on seeing it. I love the “Fast and Furious” movies. They are fun flicks and entertaining as hell. I saw “Fast 6” in theater and was pretty impressed with the film.

“Fast 7” does deserve some type of Oscar nod ’cause it would be a great way to honor Paul Walker. I remember when Paul Walker’s tragic death was announced, he got so much hate and disrespect by movie fans and I can’t understand why. Yet they mourned for people such as Philip Seymour Hoffman instead. I think people shitted on Paul Walker ’cause thought he was a bad actor, period. Just because he wasn’t the greatest actor didn’t mean he had to get all of this hate. All actors and actresses deserve respect when they pass on ’cause they were all human like us. Shouldn’t matter whether you like them or not. The Fast and Furious crew really loved the guy!

I appreciate Vin Diesel on trying to change the direction of the Oscars but it will never work. There are really good action movies out there that deserve awards and accolades.

Kev

“Fast and Furious 7” will go on as planned…

As I already expected… Universal Studios and director James Wan plans to go on with filming of “Fast 7”. This comes to as no surprise as they all say, “the show must go on”. I would think that’s what Paul Walker himself would have wanted. He would have wanted them to finish the film for him. So they are probably doing this in honor of him. Will Paul’s scenes he filmed still be in the movie? Probably but the film will require major rewrites and they’re gonna have to kill his character off somehow.

This is gonna be an emotional and very sad, “Fast and Furious” film for sure. It’s also gonna be hard on the cast and crew working on the film without Paul. Are they gonna tone down the violence and action out of respect for Paul? Who knows. It’s gonna be interesting to see how they’re gonna pull this off now.

More on the story, here.

Kev