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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

It really is looking like the Paul Walker death was no accident…

A coroner report on the death of Paul Walker was just released and on it says that the car that the two men, Paul Walker and Roger Rodas were going over 100 mph. They also found no drugs or alcohol in the systems of both men. It was also discovered that there were no mechanical problems with the Porsche they were driving in and there was no problems with the roadway either.

If it was an accident then there would have been mechanical problems in the vehicle and there was none. Next they need to figure out how the Porsche exploded which I’m sure law enforcement are investigating as well.

More on the story, here.

There’s no doubt in my mind that they were murdered. Somebody made it look like an accident and covered it up.

Kev

Paul Walker, another one of President Obama’s murder victims?

Is President Obama going after Hollywood stars now? First Brittany Murphy and now he might of gotten Paul Walker. Rumors and conspiracy theorists online have been going mad about Paul’s death saying how his explosion wasn’t an accident. Been watching some videos on youtube about it and some of them actually make sense that he may have been attacked by a drone or a bomb or something of that sort. The reason some people think the government may have killed Paul Walker ’cause he may have gotten too deep into the Typhoon Haiyan and stuff like that. There are other kinds of theories going around too. Paul Walker wasn’t speeding so it couldn’t have been an accident and somebody may have done this.

Obama seems to be going after people who goes public with secrets of the government and getting too deep into stuff (Andrew Breitbart, Michael Hastings, etc.).

Watch the video below as an example of what I’m talking about.

Kev

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad1XYV29UDo

“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

RIP: Paul Walker 1973 – 2013

I was never a big fan of the “Fast and Furious” franchise ’cause I find the franchise a bit overrated and nothing special. They all seem the same to me… just fast cars and hot women all over those films. Just your typical popcorn action films with bad writing. I didn’t see all “Fast and Furious” films but only very few of them. I did see the last “Fast and Furious” movie, “Fast 6” in a theater and I actually kind of liked that one admittedly.

With all this being said, Paul Walker’s death yesterday was tragic and a huge shock. I had a hard time believing it at first ’cause you know how “celebrity death hoaxes” are big on the internet these days. Turns out this death wasn’t a hoax at all and turned out to be real. His coroner confirmed it and so has his lawyers/publicists. He was mysteriously killed in a car crash and explosion which is kind of weird ’cause that’s something that you see in the “F & F” films.

He was a great actor though, and a talented man… I always respected him even if I wasn’t a fan of “F & F” films. He was good in other movie roles though like “Running Scared”, “Joy Ride”, and “The Lazarus Project”. Those were great films.

Now we gotta wait for official word on what’s gonna happen with “Fast and Furious 7”. They were still in the middle of filming the movie. Not sure how much Paul filmed the new film. Not sure if they plan on continuing without him. I’m sure the film makers will continue on without him ’cause I’m sure that’s what Paul would have wanted. The movie wasn’t really made for him anyway as Paul was just a co-star. Will Vin Diesel be willing to continue to make these movies without, Paul?

This is sad and tragic. Paul was a young guy, 40. Too young to go. He has a young 15 year old daughter named Meadow and this is gonna be tough on her ’cause she’s gonna have to grow up without her father now.

Kev

Report: Dwayne Johnson to play a villain in “Fast and Furious 5”??? Just my guess…

Can you smell what the Rock is cooking? It may sound silly as hell, but it is turning out to be true that Dwayne Johnson is in talks with Universal Studios to star in “Fast and Furious 5” along with Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. My guess is that they want Dwayne as a villain in the next one? Dwayne to duke it out with Vin Diesel?

I’m a fan of the Fast and Furious movies. I really liked the fourth one. Looking forward to the next one indeed, and lets hope Dwayne says yes to this role!!!

More on it here:

http://www.deadline.com/2010/05/is-universals-next-fast-and-the-furious-getting-a-dwayne-johnson-infusion/

Kev

Report: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker still on for “Fast and Furious 5”!!!

 

I’m happy Vinny and Paul are still on for the 5th “Fast and Furious” movie, ’cause I actually thought the 4th “Fast & Furious” was very entertaining. I hope they make the next movie even better.

And please…more Michelle Rodriguez for the next one! Not just a small cameo!

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/16245/universal-makes-fifth-fast-and-furious

Kev

Film Review: Fast and Furious

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

Directed by: Justin Lin

So this afternoon, I decided to go to the mall to do a little fun shopping and go check out a movie. I decided to see the new, “Fast and Furious” just for the hell of it. I wasn’t really that excited about it, I decided to check it out just to make time fly by.

For shopping, I picked up Neil Young’s “Fork in the Road” and the Eagles of Death Metal, “Heart On” music albums. I also picked up the movie, “The Reader” on DVD, the drama film that stars Kate Winslet that I’ve been wanting to see for a long time. Glad I finally bought, “The Reader”, I will review my thoughts on that film too. I also went to Dick’s Sporting Goods to get a little something to add to my workout equipment that I’m starting up.

Now on to the “Fast and Furious” review:

Plot/synopsis: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are back in the leading role, reuniting with all the cast members from the earlier “Fast and the Furious” movies. Paul’s character, Brian O’ Connor is now an FBI agent which his mission to hunt down a psycho drug lord, named Arturo Braga. While investigating the murder of their friend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez who is in the film very briefly), Dominic’s investigation led to the same information which forced Dominic and Brian to get into these car races against these gang members to fight war against drugs in their city.

Although I am not much of a “Fast and the Furious” fan, I only loved the first one. The first one was great, but the rest of them, in my opinion, were pretty bad. I was totally surprised on “Fast and Furious 4”. This one was actually extremely fun and quite a ride. The car races in this film were pretty insane. The script was good and the acting of Vinny and Paul were actually decent. It’s nice to see them back together again.

I’m glad that Vinny had a change of heart with sequels, because I remember in the past, he used to never want to do sequels of his own movies and it’s good to see him change his mind.

I thought the movie was very well made, I wasn’t bored. I was entertained all the way through. Edge of your seat action, big time. There is a sequel for “Fast and Furious” coming, I heard that Paul and Vinny are down in coming back for the next one too. I’m sure the next one will be just as good. I thought this was a pretty bad ass film. Go check it out!

Score for “Fast and Furious” = *** (3 stars as in good)

Kev