Fast and Furious 7 – Film Review
The speed-loving thrill-chasing gang from one of Hollywood’s best film franchises, Fast and Furious is back with even more unstoppable daredevil car chases and out of this world stunts.
Motivated by not only the need for speed but vengeance, this time it is not about being fast instead the gang executes their most dangerous mission since the start of the franchise.
Vin Diesel (Dominic Toretto), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty), Tyrese Gibson (Roman), Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges (Tej), and Paul Walker (Brian o’Connor) are back again to burn rubber as well as kick arse like never before when they are faced with an old enemy, Deckhard Shaw (Jason Statham) and a gang of Somali mercenaries led by Djimon Honssou who plays the ruthless Jakande.
With the help of a well-connected US agent ‘Mr Nobody’ (Kurt Russell), the team must get a secret spying technology known as ‘Gods eye’ to safety before it ends up in the wrong hands.
The franchise is known for its out of this world stunts, and Fast 7 just like the previous films, is riddled with death defying stunts that leaves you on the edge of your seat, while still begging for more thrills, more chases.
That infantile feeling of euphoria, that has always accompanied me as I watch the Fast and Furious, is much more intense this time with very realistic car fights and a few speeding missiles and bullets.
Many film franchises lose the plot after the third film since what follows after is often plotless or just redundant. I can safely and confidently say that Fast and Furious is not only an immortal film franchise but also a phoenix that rises from the ashes, sequel after sequel.
Yes, the plot of Fast 7 is not fool proof but the amazing cast makes it yet another box office hit.
I say this because the film is not really something new, it follows the premise of previous films, cars, and speed, elements that you expect when watching the film.
This aspect both highlights the film in a positive way as well as in a negative way.
Positive in the sense that it is still very much loyal to itself and its fans. (I like many others, fell in love with the need for speed after the first Fast and Furious. Since then the sound of a race car engine literally turns me on).
There is something for everyone, an endless list of eye candy for the ladies, car chases and nail biting stunts for the adrenaline junkies, fight scenes and a few laughs here and there. The additional cast, that is Honssou, Russell and Statham who is very much the daredevil as he is in his own famous ‘Transporter’ franchise.
He delivers nothing but the best. Seven films later and I am seriously looking forward to the next.
They say the proof of the pudding lies in the eating.
To me Fast 7 is proof that the Fast and Furious pudding gets better every time, and is yet another example of why the franchise should continue.
Fast 7 is a definite must see and I am not only saying this because of the way the sound of a race car engine make me feel but because it truly is an excellent film.
Be prepared for excitement, feelings of euphoria and a very unexpected ending that will blow your mind and have you ask: Now why would they do that to us at the end of the film?