Monday, 13 April 2015

Fast & Furious 7 Review (Updated)















Fast & Furious 7


Release Date: 2nd April 2015 - Australia


Production Companies 
Universal Pictures
Original Film
One Race Films
Media Rights Capital (in association with)
China Film Co. (in association with)
Fast 7 Productions
Dentsu (presented in association with)


Distribution 
Universal Pictures Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 137 minutes


Budget: $190,000,000

Box Office Gross: $1,516,045,911
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Dominic Toretto and his
crew thought they had left
the criminal mercenary life
behind. They defeated an
international terrorist named
Owen Shaw and went their
separate ways. But now,
Shaw's brother Deckard is
out killing the crew one by
one for revenge. Worse, a
Somalian terrorist called
Jarkade, and a shady
government official called
"Mr. Nobody" are both
competing to steal a
computer terrorism program
called God's Eye, that can
turn any technological
device into a weapon.

Toretto must reconvene
with his team to stop Shaw
and retrieve the God's Eye
program while caught in a
power struggle between
terrorist and the United
States government.


Cast
Vin Diesel - Dominic Toretto
Paul Walker - Brian O'Conner
Dwayne Johnson - Luke Hobbs
Michelle Rodriguez - Leticia
"Letty" Ortiz

Jordana Brewster - Mia Toretto
Tyrese Gibson - Roman Pearce
Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges - Tej
Parker
Jason Statham - Deckard Shaw
Kurt Russell - Mr. Nobody
Nathalie Emmanuel - Ramsey
Elsa Pataky - Elena
Tony Jaa - Kiet
Djimon Hounsou - Jakande
Sung Kang - Han Seoul-Oh
Lucas Black - Sean Boswell
Luke Evans - Owen Shaw

Crew
Director - James Wan
Based on Characters - Gary
Scott Thompson
Writer - Chris Morgan
Producers - Vin Diesel, Neal H.
Moritz and Michael Fottrell
Co-Producer - Brandon Birtell
Co-Producer/Production Supervisor - Adam McCarthy
Production Designer - Bill Brzeski
Costume Designer - Sanja
Milkovic Hays
Cinematography - Marc Spicer
and Stephen F. Windon
Action Coordinator - David
Ismalone
Supervising Stunt Coordinator/
Stunt Player/Performer - Joel
Kramer
Second Unit Director/Stunt Coordinator - Spiro Razatos
Stunt Coordinators - Jack Gill,
and Troy Robinson
Stunt Coordinator/Stunt Double:
Paul Walker - Oakley Lehman
Visual Effects Supervisor -
Mike Wassel
Visual Effects Co-Supervisor -
Kelvin McIlwain
Visual Effects Supervisor:
Weta Digital - Martin Hill
Film Editors - Leigh Bolsom
Boyd, Dylan Highsmith, Kirk M.
Morri and Christian Wagner
Music - Brian Tyler


Review
In the beginning, there were six films of the FAST & THE FURIOUS series and only two made it into greater attention. It took me a year and a half after Paul Walker's death to as a tribute spend some time revisiting the fourth instalment and fix this critique along with other previous F&F films to coincide with the screening of FAST & FURIOUS 7. I was glad that the seventh feature was full of surprises and made the audiences feel engaged without being disappointed. Key strengths in F&F7 is not just the amazing car stunts and action scenery, it is also the fact that this feature serves as a parting gift to Paul Walker and sure it would have been more genuine for his character get killed in a emotional blow to the series. But I am happy with how it ends with a deep heart-warming message and I won't forget that this is his partially-completed film where sadly, he never got to finish. I never had a chance to look at his horror flicks, but I admire James Wan taking over the direction from Justin Lin, he pulls more wit and is more capable of stylised action than horror. 

I have my thoughts about the two new members who have joined the cast which include newcomer Kurt Russell who seems to be a commendable choice as a government ally to the heroes. I choose Englishman Jason Statham over Kurt who like fellow action star Dwayne Johnson displays some unusual talent and he is most capable of portraying the lead antagonist role. He not only presents himself as a menacing foe wanting for revenge but also as being a cold-blooded assassin. This is made apparent when he was introduced to that character in the mid-credits scene of FAST & FURIOUS 6 (click here), I felt that he was a much more formidable opponent in the contrast to the previous bad guy by Luke Evans.

Next to FAST & FURIOUS 5 (click here), this is now the second best of the movies and it remains undiluted for the seventh movie to continue on with the action scenes and not run out of its race formula. I am uncertain if there will be an eighth FAST & FURIOUS feature and I feel it won't succeed without Paul coming back alive to duet with Vin Diesel. 

Star rating: (10/10) Best Movie Ever


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    1. Hi Raj!

      Sorry I took so long and I haven't respond to your comment, now thanks for the feedback! It is nice to hear that you agree with my views about the movie and I hope to hear more from you with other movies. Thank you.

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