Furious 7 brings action, comedy and tears

April 7, 2015

 

 

By Staci Gass

 

Furious 7 is the latest and possibly the last installment of the Fast and Furious movie franchise.  

 

It premiered this past weekend and due to the following the franchise has, it is a box office hit.

 

 It brought in $143.5 million this past weekend. 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy Rotten Tomatoes.com

(L) Tyrese, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker, and Ludacris star in Furious 7 that opened April  3, with a box office weekend debut of $143.5 million.

 

 

 

To add to its appeal, it is the last movie from the Paul Walker,  who played the character of Brian in the franchise.

 

 It was a bittersweet movie experience.

 

 As expected, the action was high paced and done very well, as an unexpected bonus the humor was kicked up a notch and supplied the audience with plenty of laugh out loud moments.  

 

The storyline between Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) had a few gaps that could have been addressed.

 

 Tyrese was offered up as the comic relief and did a great job at it.

 

 Ludacris was subdued in this film, and was not as outrageous as he has been known to be in the past few films.  

 

Jason Statham as the bad guy, was relentless and brought the action in every scene.

 

 His fight scenes were crisp, clear and exciting.  Hodge (The Rock) was his same dependable character that proved loyalty within the Fast Franchise never fades, a cameo by Lucas Black rounded out the entire series being represented.  

 

There was a bit of melancholy feel to the entire movie.

 

 You could sense the passing of Paul Walker affected each of the actors greatly.

 

Paul Walker’s brothers stepped in to help finish the movie by being stand-ins and doing the stunts as their brother had done so many times before.  

 

Tears of sadness streamed down my face as I watched the movie.

 

 It may be due to my background in film that I noticed the stand ins.

 

It was still amazing to watch.

 

 The movie overall was what you would expect from the Fast and Furious franchise.  

 

Action-packed, comedy, and even a little romance to satisfy any audience member.

 

 The tribute they pay to Paul Walker is simple, sweet and perfect.  

 

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars.  

 

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