Fast & Furious 7 – Movie Review – It can’t get any better than this !
Reviewed by Madhukar KR
Furious 7 (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 7 and Furious Seven) is a 2015 American action film. It is the sequel to the 2013 film Fast & Furious 6 and the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious film series. The film was written by Chris Morgan and directed by James Wan. It stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Jason Statham. With the previous three installments being set between 2 Fast 2 Furious(2003) and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Furious 7 is the first film of the series to mostly take place after Tokyo Drift.
The film marks the final appearance of Paul Walker, who died on November 30, 2013, with filming only half-completed. After Walker’s death, filming was delayed for script re-writes, and his brothers Caleb and Cody Walker were used as stand-ins to complete his remaining scenes. Furious 7 was released on April 3, 2015. It was released in 3D internationally.
The film marks a fitting tribute “One last time” for the late Paul Walker who died in a car crash on Nov 30, 2013. This is action adventure movie on steroids with breathtaking wow moments throughout the tight length of the film. Kudos to the technical team that created this marvel on screen. The film would be equally enjoyable on 2D as it was on 3D. We wish that the 3D technology in theatres improves to provide better brightness under those dark 3D glasses. Nevertheless, its a treat to your eyes watching the cars fly from the plane, cars flying through one building into another one. Paul walker escaping miraculously from a bus right towards the edge of a cliff… its a pity he could not replicate it & escape death in his real life in the car crash. The straight line formation of cars to beat the bullets from hitting the other cars will have you in amusement.
There is Indian actor Ali Fazal (Lead actor of Sonali Cable) who has made a small appearance in the film in the Abu Dhabi portion of the film in the second half.
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Stathom & Dwayne Johnson share major screen space in the film apart from the leading ladies in the film who add some glamour to the proceedings.
Every action scene, every explosion & every car chase is cheered by the audience having you feel involved into the film’s sequences. This is easily one of the best action films of 2015. Go have a blast ! Let the story be damned.. Enjoy the action for once, one last time for Paul Walker !
|Directed by||James Wan|
|Screenplay by||Chris Morgan|
by Gary Scott Thompson
|Music by||Brian Tyler|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$67.3 million|