Fast & Furious 7: Review

Fast & Furious 7 brings all new action, all new thrills, and one big adrenalin rush.

Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) is out for revenge against Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), and his team for the death of his brother. Throw in a mission to rescue a computer hacker, find a high-tech device that in the wrong hands could be used to spy on anyone, and their combined desire to take down Shaw, and you have the setting for one explosive story, all playing out with high speed cars, impossible stunts, fast paced fights and enough destruction to satisfy any action fan.

Fast & Furious 7 (or Furious 7 as it’s known in some circles) really steps things up from its predecessor. While 6 went well beyond suspension of disbelieve, 7 brings things back to what can only be described as “extravagant, yet plausible in some way”.

The films visuals are astounding, yet the cinematography, editing and direction often play out like that of a music video, coupled with a heavy base line, rap and of course, scantily clad girls (let’s not forget the car porn, that will excite any and all fans of motor vehicles).

While the plot will likely not flex a viewers intellect much, let’s face it, that’s not the intent of a Fast & Furious film. The intent is to thrill, excite, and get that adrenaline pumping, and Furious 7 does that with aplomb.

Let us not forget, in the midst of all the thrills and spills, to take a moment to remember Paul Walker, who lost his life tragically during the filming of this instalment of the popular series. He died doing what he loved best, driving.

Fast & Furious 7 opens 3 April 2015 in South African cinemas, just in time for the long Easter weekend.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb:

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