Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The "Fast and the Furious" has become one of my favorite movie franchises. It had it humbled beginnings as a street racing movie to an international spy movie with cars. Which is where we are now with the "Furious Seven", the seventh film in this franchise. Unfortunately, it is also the last movie starring Paul Walker, who died back in November 2013 in ironically a car crash.
I am happy to say that this movie is good, silly fun that allows you to escape from the real world. All the major players are back, including Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Duane "The Rock" Johnson who adds so much to the franchise with just his presence that I can't see it going on without him.
As far as plot goes, Jason Statham plays the main villain in this sequel as he avenges his brother who has been crippled by the FF crew as he tries to maim and kill each member of Vin Diesel's racing family. We are then introduced to new members to the racing family as they race all over the world on various missions for the government to eventually bring down Statham's character. There tons of awesome fight scenes and stunts that would keep you on the edge of your seat.
The film ends with a great tribute to Paul Walker that would definitely make you shed a tear. It's most likely that the franchise will carry on but it also wraps up in a way that this could be the perfect bookend to this group's story.
*See it now!*
If you're a fan of action movies, fast cars and gorgeous women then this is a must see!