Five Reasons You’ll Love It - March 31, 2015

Fast and Furious 7 - Five Reasons You'll Love It
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Fast and Furious 7 - Five Reasons You'll Love It

Easily the year’s most anticipated blockbuster, the seventh outing of Dominic Toretto and his speed-loving, sun-kissed, wise-cracking gang is normally a cause for celebration. The six previous Fast and Furious have been full on action assaults, they’ve morphed from glossy thrillers about underground drag racing to jet-setting event capers, with the stunts, cars and stakes getting cranked up each and every time.

But, this time around, there’s real sadness about the franchise as it prepares to unleash its seventh blockbuster. Paul Walker, the star for five of the previous six efforts, was tragically killed in a car accident last year, close to all the cast, filming on Fast and Furious 7 slammed to a halt for weeks as it was decided what to do with the film, which was only halfway through.

In the end, work began again, with Walker’s brother Cody and Caleb standing in for him and CGI used to complete the final shots, production completed and we have another Fast & Furious ready to go.

This time out, the gang are back in Los Angeles after completing their mission in London, but the aftermath has followed them home, with Deckard Shaw, the brother of Owen Shaw, the man they overcame last time, out for deadly revenge.

The movie comes to DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (September 7th) and is up for pre-order here, to celebrate we’ve rounded up five reasons you’ll love it…

 

That plane sequence…

Anything you’ve read about the film recently cannot have failed to mention its crowning moment, the scene where the team quite literally drive out of a plane and parachute down on to a mountain road.

 

Jason Statham…

We’re all know he’s a badass, but this time it feels like he’s on steroids. As the borderline psychotic, but ever so deadly Deckard Shaw, he’s mean, tough as old boots and a brilliant villain.

 

The places are bigger and brighter…

Last time out the gang were in London, but this time they’re going on tour, we see them rip up Los Angeles, head to the mountains of Eastern Europe and then pull-off an outrageous sequence in the heart of Abu Dhabi.

 

The ending is a proper tearjerker…

No one goes to see a Fast & Furious movie to be moved, you go for the high-octane thrills, the one-liners and the ludicrous stunts, but the film’s finale and tribute to Walker will leave you with a proper frog in your throat. It’s touching and very cleverly done in what have must been very trying circumstances.

 

But is it the end?

We’re not going to give away much about the ending, aside from to say it’s a proper edge of your seat set piece, with many, many explosions, but one thing is certain, the door is left very firmly open for more movies. This may not be the last ride after all…

 

Fast and Furious 7 is in cinemas from Friday (April 3th).

 

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