Furious 7 Review
By Damien Darko
The latest installment in the Fast and Furious franchise “Furious 7” has crashed through its debut weekend with a hefty $143.6 Million opening. This makes the film the 9th highest opening in history. Speaking about the release has been very difficult for Vin Diesel as his close friend Paul Walker died during the filming in a violent car crash. In fact, Diesel named his child after Walker. Other cast members picked up the slack and brought their full game to this recent movie. You can tell that the acting became more personal and not just a moneymaking operation that action films tend to gravitate towards.
The film was continued using computer technology as well as Walker’s brothers to fill the gaps for the filmmaking. This is reminiscent of when Heath Ledger died during the filming of the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and three other A list actors brought the work to life. Furious 7 brings back all the things we love about the franchise, but through Walker’s death it almost immortalizes the role for future generations. Walker’s brothers did a great job of remembering their brother in a personal way. This would have made Walker proud to see his brother’s success more than the actual completion of the movie I believe.
What started out as a cool car movie has now turned into more of a cult following. All around the world people are hitting the theatres to get a snapshot of the last film moments with Paul Wallker. His cool guy attitude and loyalty with friends actually goes on outside the cinema. He was a giver. His charities were know throughout Hollywood, but were not publicized, as he didn’t want credit for being a giver. Furious 7 will continue to break records internationally and will make more money than any of the actors need or could expect. In the end the one thing that matters is that the journey is fast and furious but also a great ride. Go see Furious 7 today.