Review – Fast and Furious 7

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Director: James Wan

Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Dwyane ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Natalie Emmanuel, Djimon Honsou, Tony Jaa, Rhonda Rousey.
Duration: 140mins

The latest entry into the Fast and Furious franchise is big, I’m still trying to figure out a word to describe it. The movie is about Deckard Shaw(Jason Statham) exacting revenge on the crew that hurt his brother from the previous movie (Furious 6). The stunts were amazing, I felt James Wan wanted to push past what director Justin Lin did in Furious 6. The stunts were huge and awesome, though some of them seemed impossible and didn’t look convincingly believable. The best part of the movie, in my opinion, were the scenes of cars dropping out of a plane. Insane!

There were also subtle farewell references to Paul Walker, who lost his life in an accident around the time of the production of this movie. His brothers stepped in to finish his work and with the amazing CGI in this movie, it was not noticeable that Paul was absent. The banter between Ludacris’ Tej and Tyrese’s Roman as always, provided the comic relief. Even though The Rock’s Agent Hobbs presence was not as much as the previous movies, his scenes were memorable. New characters like Kurt Russell’s mysterious government agent, Tony Jaa’s Louie Tran, Djimon Hounsou’s private black ops leader and Natalie Emmanuel’s Ramsey (additional pretty face) were all stellar in their performances. Though Rhonda Rousey had only a brief cameo, it was an amazing one. Recently, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Russell hinted that his character would have a larger role on the next installment if it ever happens. I hope to see more.

With Fast and Furious 7 raking in so much on the box office (claiming highest April opening as at the time of writing this article) this won’t be a movie that’ll be soon forgotten. From an amazing cast to grand and exotic locations, cars and girls, Furious 7 ups the game in the franchise. As I said earlier, even though the stunts were an adrenaline rush, some didn’t look convincingly believable. It’s worth going to the cinema to see in grand style, so endeavor to.

Rating: 8.7/10

Note: This review is the opinion of the writer and not that of the entire CriticsArena editorial team.

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