Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother.
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson
Directed by: James Wan
Written by: Chris Morgan, and Gary Scott Thompson
When “The Fast and Furious 6" ended, the crew was looking forward to some well-deserved family time. Toretto (Vin Diesel) looked forward to making up for lost time with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), while Brian (Paul Walker) settled down for family life with his wife and son. However, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) has some other plans for them, as he seeks revenge for what they did to his brother. Enter flying cars, gold women, and exaggerated action scenes... yes another chapter in “The Fast and Furious" franchise.
Not since the last "Transformers" has there been so many flying cars in a movie. After six movies, it’s apparently time to take the cars to the friendly skies. In one action sequence, several cars are dropped from a plane with the intent of landing on a mountain terrain. In another sequence, an absolutely beautiful car is destroyed as it goes airborne from one building to the next. Yes, more completely larger-than-life action scenes from this series that makes it so fun to watch.
Don't worry, there's plenty of action on the ground too! The final action scene of the movie takes to the streets of L.A. in an intense high-speed chase. The cars aren't the only ones doing the damage though. Any movie with Jason Statham needs to have some good fight scenes, and this one starts off with a smash mouth fight between Dwayne Johnson and Statham. What's surprising is that the best fighting actually takes place between Brian, and his new foe Kiet (Tony
After six movies the audience can see the cast have fit comfortably into their roles. Diesel is good for the action, but still awkward when it comes to romantic moments with Michelle. Michelle does a great job playing the tough girl, including showing toughness in a great fight with another woman. With Toretto being more of the point man, Paul doesn't get many stand-alone moments, but still does a solid job. As usual, Tyrese and Ludacris are terrific bringing in the comic relief. Dwayne doesn't have a lot of screen time, but he certainly makes the most of it by being completely over the top.
The ultimate respect goes to how they dealt with the loss of their friend Paul Walker. Vin Diesel and him made this franchise, so it was only fitting they end it on a high note for Paul. They set up a scene that pays tributes to many of the great moments in the series he was involved in. Each cast member also got a chance to say goodbye still within the framework of the movie before he literally drives off into the sunset.
If you’re a fan of the series, there's no reason not to be a fan of "Furious 7" as well. While it's a story of revenge, there are a few nice twists and turns along the way. The cast does a great job of jumping back into their characters. And the action is as extreme, fun, and unbelievable as it always seems to be. They top everything off with a great send off for Paul Walker. With that, I give this movie 3 stars!
R.I.P. Paul Walker… you will be missed.