Furious 7 Movie Review

Colden Fell

When reviewing a movie, it’s one thing to discuss what you think of the film’s story, characters and direction. But when you have a film that pays tribute to a man who lived his life to the fullest, a man who put others first, you know you have something special. “Furious 7” isn’t just the seventh “Fast and Furious” film, it’s also the final film of the late Paul Walker. The “Fast and Furious” series started at the start of the new millennium as a movie about fast cars, hot girls, and guns but as the series progressed, it became one of the biggest franchises of film.

     “Furious 7” has the cast of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker as the family  being hunted by Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) who’s avenging his little brother, who the crew took down in the last film. The action is amazing. Left me breathless at times and it’s probably some of the most amazing things I’ve seen in a movie. The cast is all great with everyone pulling out their best performance possible. James Wan did a great job with the directing of this movie and for his first action film it’s pretty great. Wan has mainly tackled the horror genre with films like “Saw” and “Insidious” and he did a very good job with this movie. Now I have to talk about the end of this movie.

     The end is this, Dom (Diesel) and everyone else is watching Bryan (Walker) with his family on a beach. They say it won’t be the same without him. We then see Dom  at a stop sign and Bryan pulls up and says “You didn’t think you were going to leave without saying goodbye.” Bryan and Dom drive off departing ways as you follow Bryan off into the sunset as clips from the previous films play. I believe the filmmakers handled Paul’s death really well with this tribute. You got to say goodbye to not only the character of Bryan O’Conner, but the man Paul Walker. It’s one of if not the best tribute for someone’s passing that I’ve seen. The “Fast and Furious” series is a way to remember Walker as not only a great actor but as  a great man.

     “Furious 7” is a film that has great action, great direction and a touching ending. I’m going to give “Furious 7” an A. it’s a great film to kick off the summer season and if you want a film to watch with popcorn, then check this film out.

FURIOUS 7 Rating: PG-13. Director(s): James Wan. Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez. Release Date: April 3, 2015. Grade: A.

This review is in memory of Paul Walker. Rest In Peace.