Sunday, 5 April 2015

Movie Review: Furious 7

Dominic Torretto and his crew thought they left the criminal mercenary life behind. They defeated an international terrorist named Owen Shaw and went their seperate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde, and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" 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. 

This is one of the most ridiculous thrillers I’ve ever seen in a film, with much of the flying cars and cars traversing from high building to another high building and I have to admit that I was entertained by the sheer audacity of the car chases and battle sequences and there were even some genuinely touching moments, especially a kind of movie-within-the-movie tribute to the late Paul Walker and his friendship with Vin Diesel. Since because of the this movie series I became a fan of Paul Walker and I can say that the best part of this film is the two minute tribute that they gave to Paul Walker that keep me teary eyed when I get outside the cinema. Seven films in fifteen years is quite an achievement, and while it’s the last that we will see of Paul Walker, who died in a car crash back in 2013, the actor as well as his cast gave yet another thrill seeking ride that will have a lasting impressions for the fans.

While the plot of these films have always been inconsequential, it’s the cars, fights, chaos and friendships that folks want to see and there plenty of it. There’s a lot more going on, but in a nutshell, the plot is so puzzling and silly, that it doesn’t matter. The story lines to these films was always the least important factor. What sold audiences was the chemistry between the characters, the luxury cars, and more importantly, the fight and action sequences. Walker’s legacy was built with this franchise and he never disappointed the fans. From the first film to his last scene, he gave his all and so did the cast. Overall the film is another fun ride and first rate entertainment.

My Verdict: 3.5/5 


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