To be honest I had to wait 24 hours before writing this review for Fast & Furious 7, just so I could get my head around everything I just witnessed – so much action to process in such as short space of time.
I suppose the biggest obstacle when sitting down to watch this latest instalment was the knowledge that at some point during the course of the film, the enevitable goodbye for one of its biggest stars would leave somewhat of a lump in my throat.
Furious 7 is by far one of the most anticipated releases of recent times as fans geared up to say their final goodbyes to star Paul Walker, who sadly passed away during filming – as well as the publicity surround walker’s death, Furious 7 is also the most ambitious outing yet in terms of shear scale.
Following on from events in London in Fast & Furous 6 (2013), Dom, Brian and Co. find themselves ruthlessly hunted by former British military assassin Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), the brother of Owen Shaw (Luke Evans).
With the murder of Han still fresh in their minds and with Brian (Paul Walker) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) dedicated to raising their son away from the dangerous world they once called home, Dom (Vin Diesel) realizes that the only chance at a fresh start is to end this feud once and for all.
Accepting the help of enemy-turned-friend Hobbs (Dawyne Johnson) and newcomer Mr Nobody (Kurt Russell), a covert government operative, Dom and crew take one last ride that ends up being the most dangerously explosive they’ve ever faced.
Horror filmmaker James Wan (Saw, Insidious) takes over the helm from Justin Lin to deliver a blockbuster titan that would make Paul Walker proud.
Fast & Furious 7 is a roller coaster of heart-pounding action, accompanied by a stellar cast, enough action scenes to last a life time, and more cars than the other six films combined.
The film, made possible with the help of Paul Walker’s two brothers, is a truly fitting farewell and tribute to one of Hollywood’s most loved stars, and will have to choking back the tears as the final scenes role.
A must see on the big screen!