This time it ain’t just about being fast – A spoiler-free Furious 7 Review

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As silly as this movie is, it’s undoubtedly a lot of fun.

The story picks up after the events of the last film with Deckard Shaw, Owen Shaw’s older brother, going after the Toretto family for putting his brother in a coma.

The Good

  • Great chemistry between the actors
  • Actually has some emotional moments
  • Some very well thought out dialogue, which usually has quite impactful and emotional one liners to round them off
  • The movie is ridiculous right from the opening scene, embraces the absurdity and runs with it throughout the rest of the film
  • It’s very funny
  • It’s very well shot
  • A good send off for Paul Walker (rest in peace)

The OK

  • I wish there was more Dwayne Johnson in this film, although Kurt Russel was pretty good as Mr. Nobody
  • The ridiculousness is getting close to “that’s just too much” territory
  • Some of the dialogue doesn’t have the impact you’d expect it to
  • Will not offer as much to people who aren’t familiar with the previous movies

The Bad

  • The story is terrible, but is carried by all the other positives aspects of the movie
  • I wasn’t sure about some of the more gratuitous shots of some of the very sexy ladies (some of these shots were fine, but some shots were obviously catering towards your typical 12 year old boy)
  • Some of the CG looks bad

Final Thoughts

Furious 7 focuses on the things that make it good: action, humour, and looking good (whether it’s the people or the cars). The story is full of plot holes if you stop to look at it closely, so it’s best not to. At the end of the day, if you want a fun blockbuster film that doesn’t require any thinking, be sure to check Furious 7 out. If you like your movies with some intellectual substance, you might want to give this a skip.

I feel like I have to point this out as well: the Fast and Furious franchise has taken all the things that Michael Bay is known for and made it into something that works. I feel if Michael Bay made some notes, his films would become really fun blockbuster films in line with his older work, than the boring CG overloads they have become today.


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