Bad boys and sexy cars: Furious 7 movie review


bad_boyAlmost 99.9 percent of the time, action scenes and stunts do not follow the fundamental laws of physics. But, that isn’t an issue of concern when it comes to making Hollywood movies under the action genre. For one, the industry conceives action sequences that fit into laws that they have made for themselves.

On an average, a Hollywood action scene only hits the jackpot when it has the following ingredients. These include authenticity, cutting-edge technology, mind-blowing presentation, thought-out scenes and detailed sets. Apart from this concoction, characters who follow the protocol of the laws of Hollywood with exceptional finesse, including some kick-ass dialogues. All these contribute to making a good movie. Once these steps are met, the movie injects the viewer with the much-needed adrenaline rush. Then, on cue, seat belts are fastened. In short, this is the experience called Furious 7.

In the past, Vin Diesel and his team have given us action packed movies full of electrifying jumps and chases. On a similar note of upholding the spirit of its predecessors, the seventh movie packs one more turbocharger under its hood i.e. the sexy bald man of cut-throat action Jason Statham. Appearing as Deckard Shaw, Statham is out to seek vengeance against team Vin Diesel for the crippling of his brother Owen Shaw (the prime bad guy of FF6). While he manages to kill Han (Sung Kang) and injure Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), he fails at getting the main man down owing to the timely help of a shadow government agent played by Kurt Russell (another action hero). In a single line, one could surmise the story as the tale of the hunter becoming the hunted posited on a supernatural spectacle of cars chasing cars.

The Fast and Furious franchise has always accomplished one thing i.e. the newest addition in the series would always stand one step ahead of the previous one from the stable. As a result, in the complexities of its stunts and action sequences, Furious 7 outsmarts its predecessors. Therefore, if we saw cars racing across highways earlier, in Furious 7, you would see them leaping across buildings and planes. While the concept isn’t new, scenes showcasing hyper cars atop Etihad Towers were fabulously shot. Similarly,the duel between Statham and Diesel and Statham and Dwayne Johnson are a treat to action hero-worshippers. So is late Paul Walker’s stunt in a bus falling off a cliff.

One of the most awaited movies of 2015, Furious 7 is a must-watch. This isn’t because of its tried and tested formula of fit men chasing each other in super-fast cars. This is simply because of it being the latest and final movie of the famed Fast and Furious series. And also because of it being the last movie that saw actor late Paul Walker onscreen. Director James Wan has worked exceptionally hard in keeping Walker alive on screen. Using Walker’s brothers as stand-ins and state-of-the-art CGI, Wan produced a spitting replica of the actor. Vin Diesel’s emotional tribute to the actor at the end is touching. So watch this movie if you are a fan of the Diesel-Walker brotherhood


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