Cert: 12A Runtime: 137 mins Director: James Wan Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Kurt Russell
I don’t have friends, I got family.
Franchises you take the good you take the bad and that’s what you get! When the first movie came out we knew what we could get cars, girls and action but this is what we see in every film here. When we hit the 3rd film it was dying on it’s feet in all honesty but since then it came back from the ashes! I will admit I haven’t seen a Fast & Furious movie for a long time. I had to read up the goings on in the second half of the franchise. Unfortunately the sudden death of Paul Walker truly made this film more meaningful and the end of the franchise (potentially). What is Fast 7 about then? Dominic Torretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew thought they left the criminal mercenary life behind. They defeated an international terrorist named Owen Shaw and went their separate ways. But now, Shaw’s brother, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde (Dijmon Honsou), and a shady government official called “Mr. Nobody” (Kurt Russell) 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.
Before I say anything else the Paul walker tribute was very humbling the cast and crew should be proud of the outcome. Fast 7 was fast, over the top and entertaining! The film throws action scenes one another with reckless abandon. There haven’t been many hybrids of vehicular mayhem, shooting spree and fisticuff carnage this magnitude in cinema. James Wan creates the view of these sequences with poise. The camera work is made to appreciate its chaotic action, either it’s CGI made or real collision of metal and flesh. The action sequences are very very OTT! But damm it’s entertaining. Azerbaijan was a brilliant piece of choreography and stunt work. Characters should be familiar for the fans of the series, the actors have become so comfortable with their roles that it gives them an advantage for the acting. The plot and script is very predictable but this is what we expect from the franchise. It’s delivered to a mass audience where we don’t need to think just watch! When Vin Diesel talks about family and life we know it’s real and raw. This was his homage to Walker, you can feel the sadness in the picture. It’s definitely a good watch.