Thursday, April 30

Haiku Revieu | Furious 7

Thursday, April 30
Furious 7
★★★★1/2

Statham fights the Rock
Statham fights Vin Diesel, twice
Goodbye Paul Walker



Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.



WARNING: Possible spoilers ahead.

Only a couple of weeks late on this one!

It's no secret that I love the Fast & Furious franchise. (Yes, even Tokyo Drift, although love might be a little strong in its case.) And I've been excited to watch Furious 7, since seeing the end of Fast & Furious 6—which promised even more ridiculous action with the addition of Jason Statham.

But then, Paul Walker died, and it made me want premiere day to come a little slower. Paul was a driving force behind the franchise, and I was dreading seeing his "last ride."

That said, when the day did come, I was super excited. And the movie did not disappoint. It's full of over-the-top action sequences, laws-of-physics-defying fight scenes, and a host of great one-liners. As I suspected, Jason Statham is an amazing addition to an already stellar cast. I laughed, and I laughed.

And then, at the end, I cried. I won't say why, so at to not spoil it for those who haven't seen it, but it's a fitting tribute to Paul. Sad, but good, if that makes sense?

The movie also does a great job of tying Tokyo Drift, previously the outlier of the series, into the rest of the series. (If you haven't watched any of the movies, I'd suggest watching them in this order: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 3, 7.) But it's a little laughable, and not in a good way, seeing a scene with Lucas Black from Tokyo Drift juxtaposed with one of him a decade later that viewers are supposed to believe happened mere hours apart.

If you're a fan of the franchise, or just really like action movies, this is a film you definitely need to see.

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2 comments

  1. I still need to see this one! (And you've been on a roll with your haiku reviews this week!)

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  2. It's SO GOOD. If you liked the previous movies, this is a can't miss. :D

    And thanks! I kicked my own butt into gear to try and catch up this week.

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