Fast & Furious 7(2015)
Vengeance hits home.
The action moves to Los Angeles, where it all started, in the seventh Fast & Furious. Having taken down Owen Shaw in the previous film, Shaw's brother (Jason Statham) seeks revenge on Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew. Kurt Russell also joins the cast, with Dwayne Johnson, Tokyo Drift star Lucas Black, Michelle Rodriguez and the late Paul Walker all returning.
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BY Steve Newall Flicks Writer
Reaching what would have seemed an improbable number of sequels when it got underway back in 2001, the seventh instalment of the Fast & Furious franchise has a lot to live up to. For starters, there’s self-imposed pressure to top the increasingly preposterous action which has become a trademark of the latter half of the series, and seems to have won over many a sceptic – including yours truly. Then there’s the tragic passing of Paul Walker, and the intertwined filmmaking challenges and need to honour his memory this posed. While Furious 7 eventually does Walker’s memory justice, it’s after an aggressively nonsensical couple of hours that struggle to match the franchise’s peak in Fast Five, even as the kitchen sink of excess is hurled non-stop at the screen.... More
Don’t get me wrong – there’s plenty of memorable action, from awesome dudely fisticuffs to many a flying car. Incoming director James Wan has chased the ultimate adrenaline rush here, but by the time two hours of one ludicrous globe-trotting, vehicle-destroying mission after another have played out, you’re left wondering if there is such a thing as too much. Yes, that’s a ridiculous thing to say about a Fast & Furious film, but after the heights the series has hit in the past, just going bigger does not necessarily mean better.
It’s impossible to avoid the shadow that Walker casts over the film, but the constant awareness that he’s no longer with us mixes awkwardly with the film’s lack of anything really being at stake. Absent a sense of danger, the set pieces come off cartoonish, and while that delivers plenty of action for your buck, this could have used a story or some half-decent jokes, both of which are in short supply.Hide
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BY RealityCheck superstar
Wheel, I wasn’t expecting the epicness of ‘Braveheart’, but this latest instalment managed to keep me entertained as I’m sure it did with everyone that knows the contents of any film within the F&F franchise. Since the original “Gone in 60 Seconds” with Steve MacQueen was released in the 70’s, hoons have enjoyed watching the driving antics of professionals behind the wheel of a road going beast. This film is just that, fighting, driving, more fighting, more... More driving, little more fighting, last bit of driving, then some story. A good farewell to Paul Walker
Genre : Action, drama, redemption/retribution
2/5 : Really hope this is the last one in the series, if you liked the others then you’ll still enjoy this, if you didn’t, then why did you go to this one!?Hide
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