Flash Movie Review: Furious 7

It is not always an easy adjustment going from purchasing fun things to practical ones. When I was a little kid I used to wish for a flying car like the ones I would see on my Saturday morning cartoon shows. Instead we always had a four door sedan. When I could buy my own cars; I went for the smaller ones with stick shifts that made the cars take off real fast. I enjoyed the way my cars would hug the curb, barely slowing down into the turn as the engine roared. As I got older I started to notice how my friends and I were getting out of the car; turning our bodies sideways so we could get our feet out on the ground before leaning way over to lift ourselves out of the deep seats. Every day sitting in rush hour traffic took a toll on my fondness for not having an automatic transmission. The thing that pushed me away from having a small car was my alley in wintertime. Whenever there was a heavy snowfall my car would get stuck in the snow because it was so low to the ground. It was frustrating since I had to spend time shoveling the car out just to get it freed and back into the garage. So I went from a sports car to a small SUV; but now, I have seen cars that can fly. ย  ย SETTLING into domestic life was supposed to be easy compared to what the group of friends had encountered previously in their lives. They were being targeted by Deckard Shaw, played by Jason Statham (Homefront, The Expendables franchise), the brother of a drug dealer the friends had taken out. Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner, played by Vin Diesel (The Pacifier, Boiler Room) and Paul Walker (Brick Mansions, Eight Below), with the rest of their friends would have to take one last ride to try and save their lives. This action thriller had its work cut out for it since the previous film in the franchise had many high octane action scenes. The driving stunts in this movie were unbelievable; one needs to check their common sense at the door however before viewing them. I felt the stunts were thought of first before the writers decided what would happen in the rest of the scene. Except for a few slow parts, action was the main character of this crime film. I have to say it was a bit sad seeing Paul Walker, knowing he had died in a car accident not related to this movie. However, there was a touching tribute to him in this picture. As long as you realize you have to suspend logic and common sense before sitting through this movie, you will be taken on one heck of a ride. Now I just want one of those flying cars.

 

3 stars

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From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on April 6, 2015, in Thriller and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Haha! This isn’t a movie I’d see, but I really like your write up on it – and how you tie it back to your flying car wish as a kid. Very fun.

  2. Logic has never been a part of the Fast & Furious franchise. It’s been that way since the first installment, but in my eyes these films just keep getting better and better in terms of offering consistency in entertainment and building up the character development. We’re obviously not talking about Oscar-winning scriptwriting here but there’s something warm about seeing Vin Diesel and Paul Walker at each other’s sides at all times. R.I.P. to Mr. Walker.

  3. I also always wonder to have a flying car. Should watch this movie. Thanks for review Sir ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Flying cars and roadable aircraft are on the way. In ten years or so, we’ll be driving/piloting them. Of course, we’re still a very long way from the flying DeLorean featured in “Back to the Future” (forget about the time travel option), or the flying car used by George Jetson. As for the “Fast and Furious” movies, I have only seen the first one. However, I liked it a lot, and would definitely like to buy a box set of the entire franchise one of these days, if the franchise should ever come to a close.

    • Funny I was thinking of the Jetsons when writing my review. You may be right about us being able to experience a flying car in our lifetime. I hope you get to see some of the other films. Thank you for stopping by to leave your comments.

  5. Quite frankly, I am SHOCKED that a 7th installment of a movie could be so good. I’ve never even seen any of them. I must live in a shell, lol!

    • No I do not think you are living under a shell. To tell you the truth, I do not believe I have seen all 7; however, I am surprised they can keep the installments fresh. Thanks again for the comments.

  6. This is the year (Back to the Future) we were supposed to have flying cars. It seems the only thing flying high is our national debt. ๐Ÿ™‚

    This movie sounds like a fun way to enjoy a few hours of someone else’s mayhem.

  7. We loved the flying cars too!

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