Thursday, April 9, 2015

One Last Ride: Fast and Furious 7 Review

Because my little bro is a total automobile enthusiast, he would not miss the movie Fast and Furious 7 on the cinema, where action films are better than when you watch at home. This is Paul Walker's "one last ride" before he unfortunately passed away from an accident. Here's what I have to say about the movie:

My little bro is so proud of his achievement this summer. :)

If you watched The Expendables, then you would get almost the same amount of action and realistic stunts here (since Jason Statham is here as well). As with all series, you'd need to watch the previous films in order to get the story (or you could read the synopsis). It not only follows up the events after the sixth film, but it also softly touches on Tokyo Drift's cast and location, which is pretty fitting for the final installment.

The best stunt is obviously the supercar driving through all 3 Abu Dhabi buildings. You can't do that in real life, but it's awesome in the film. But the best realistic stunt goes to Paul Walker running from the falling bus on the cliff.

Since this is all about cars, women, tech, action and rescue missions, you'd expect an Expendables-style theme. But towards the end, since we all know what happened to Paul, it seems to be foreshadowing (since they were all dressed in white) and the narration makes it feel like a sad ending rather than a good one, as the movie originally intended. In short, it's an action-packed film franchise that ended in tears due to real life constraints.

Side note: Paul Walker's name there is Brian, which awfully sounds familiar.

Overall,  Fast and Furious 7 is one hell of a last ride. I'd have to applaud everyone in the cast for their hard work. The cinema ticket price of Php 170 is more worth your while than all those rom-com flicks that didn't even spend much on shooting and editing, compared to the marvelous art put into these kinds of action films. Sadly, people are switching to money rather than art, so it's awesome that there are still Hollywood flicks like this.

As for Paul, like my little bro said, "Race in Peace". :')


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