The seventh entry from the franchise that is all about fast cars and action galore. My first review for this page was ‘Fast & Furious 6’, back in 2013, so now a full two years later, the franchise continues to rev up their engines, even with the tragic passing of Paul Walker.
‘Fast & Furious 7’ starts with Dom’s team being hunted by ‘Fast & Furious 6’s villain Owen Shaw’s brother Deckard Shaw (played by Jason Statham), who practically shows up out of nowhere, throughout this film.
Let’s start with the positives, the acting performances are what you expect from a ‘Fast & Furious’ movie, with Jordana Brewster’s performance being quite moving and powerful when speaking with Dom and Brian.
The film is vibrant, really well directed with some cool moving camera shots with some great choreography from the fight shots, even if they might be too fast-paced at times.
The film’s story is a little messy at times, but knowing the film’s troubled production schedule, they did the best they could with the rewrites and trying to complete this feature film, in honour of Paul Walker, which they do with respect in a graceful, and emotional send-off for the character.
Now, there are problems with this latest entry, as I found the villain to be weak as he wasn’t menacing or terrifying, comparing to the villains of the previous films, and was underdeveloped after playing a game of hide-and-go-seek. However, he does have an awesome introduction though.
‘Fast & Furious 7’ may have been slightly underwhelming, but the film was still fun and enjoyable, with crazy over the top action sequences, that you’d expect from this franchise, it could have been better, but in the end, the result is still an enjoyable, and quite emotional, ride.
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