I am a lover of great action movies. Put some fascinating action scenes in a movie with a solid story line and I am definitely in. Fast and Furious 7, though, is more than that. It is a fitting tribute to a good guy called Paul Walker. I am not sure if they meant to end the series this way but I think anybody who has watched can’t help but be moved about how this group of people came to bond together and create a solid relationship with each other. The chemistry they have really shows onscreen and it would be hard for die-hard fans to move on if this is going to be the last film. (Update: There are talks that they’ll be back for an 8th movie. Pfft.)
A lot of people have been emotional about this movie, especially the ending. Why won’t they if they couldn’t help but feel the love, the friendship and the brotherhood stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker shared with each other? It was definitely devastating when Walker got killed in a car accident more than a year ago. Everyone was shocked and saddened by the terrible news. I guess these emotions were felt by the people behind the movie, and that is why they put a lot of effort in each scene. More importantly, they made it heart-tugging.
I can only imagine how those who have been faithfully watching the series since the start reacted to FF7. I’m a fan of the film even though it’s not the best of the best action movies there is. But even though I have only watched a few in the series, I can tell that this one’s got a lot more heart than the rest. It still lived up to the action expected from it, from the wild car action sequences to the impossible human stunts that they do. The story might get a little absurd but it’s all art of the fun that is known in FF films.
Fast and Furious 7‘s movie rating by the pondering movie fan: 4 out of 5