Friday, April 3, 2015

Furious 7 (2015)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 137 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

They teased Jason Statham coming on board as the villain for this installment during the credits of the last installment.  And he's introduced as such here, but his role is sort of sidetracked while the gang helps Kurt Russell (who is awesome in this) with a side project that will earn them a super groovy people finder to track Statham.  Not that they need it as Statham shows up in literally every action sequence, usually observing from afar as he seems to be thinking "Uh, guys? Wasn't I supposed to be the lead villain? Hellooooo?"

Still, this is pretty much what you're expecting...a series of completely absurd car chases and action sequences that are a lot of fun to watch.  And the death of Paul Walker is handled in a way that says goodbye to both the actor and his character.  It's just beautiful.

I am a huge shameless fan of "The Fast and the Furious" franchise.  This did not disappoint.