Furious 7 Official HD Review
Director: James Wan
Writers: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson (characters)
Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson
Furious 7 (also known as Fast & Furious 7 and Furious Seven) is a 2015 American action film. It is the sequel to the 2013 film Fast & Furious 6 and the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious film series. The film was written by Chris Morganand directed by James Wan. It stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black and Jason Statham. With the previous three installments being set between 2 Fast 2 Furious(2003) and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Furious 7 is the first film of the series to take place after Tokyo Drift.
The film marks the final appearance of Paul Walker, who died on November 30, 2013 with filming only half-completed. After Walker’s death, filming was delayed for script re-writes, and his brothers Caleb and Cody Walker were used as stand-ins to complete his remaining scenes. Furious 7 is set for release on April 3, 2015. It is set to be released in 3D internationally.
Review from Guardian by Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
Strange to think that this series began with a mid-range exploitation vehicle about underground street racing of the type Roger Corman would have knocked off in his sleep; why, it even had a “torn from today’s headlines” tag in the form of Ken Li’s inspirational Vibe magazine article “Racer X”. Those low-key origins are long forgotten now as we watch armoured vehicles sky-dive into Azerbaijan, million-dollar roadsters leap from the windows of glittering skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi, and a large section of Los Angeles gets blown up in a battle between hot-rods and helicopters. This time, Jason Statham is the new-blood wild card, acting (and fighting) Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson off the screen as the vengeful Deckard Shaw, seeking fraternal payback. A “God’s Eye” gizmo, which turns every electronic device into a global spy-network, provides the computer-age MacGuffin, but if you think that means the film is gearing up for some surveillance culture subtext, then put your brain back into neutral immediately – this is a deafening orgy of explosions, car chases, well-polished bumpers (human and automotive), explosions, fist-fights and more explosions.
The editing is frenetic, the dialogue dreadful, the stunts ludicrous, the running time extravagant, and the lack of consequences appalling – how can you care about people who can spin, crash and blow up everything they touch without harm to themselves or anyone else? All the more remarkable, then, that the closing montage farewell to Paul Walker (who died mid-shoot in an unrelated car-crash) should prove unexpectedly moving, allowing the film to end with both a bang and a whimper.