Furious 7 (2015) - movie review on The Movie Scene

Furious 7 (2015)   3/53/53/53/53/5


Furious 7 (2015)

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Toretto and his friends thought they'd left the criminal mercenary life behind but not they have to contend with Deckard Shaw, who is looking to get revenge for what they did to his brother. On top of that a Somalian terrorist by the name of Jakarde and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," which allows the user to track down any one on the planet. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between the terrorist and the United States government.

First things first and there is no denying that "Furious 7" is a solid tribute to Paul Walker and praise should go to not only the usual cast and crew for making the movie such but also for Walker's brothers who stepped in to help out. There is even a montage of shots of Paul Walker as Brian at the end which works nicely as a tribute to the late actor without it feeling cheesy. Yes there are times if you were looking for it you can see where things don't look quite right but it is a good tribute.

"Furious 7" is also movie with plenty of storyline going on. Initially it feels like it will be a simple case of Toretto and the gang dealing with the psychotic Deckard Shaw but then we have the introduction of "Mr. Nobody" as well as Jakarde which adds another layer to the movie, not so much making anything close to being complicated but stops it being simple. And on top of this there is a subplot surrounding Brian missing the excitement now he is a family man.

But here is the thing about "Furious 7"; it is outrageous. Now there might be some who are saying so what because it is visually spectacular and I won't disagree because technically it is stunning with lots of large effects, stunts and action. But for me it goes too far and some of the actions ends up too over the top.

What this all boils down to is that "Furious 7" is without a doubt an entertaining addition to the franchise and a nice tribute to the late Paul Walker. But for me in its endeavour to be even more visually spectacular than the last movie it goes over the top which spoils it slightly.


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