So i recently got a chance to kick back, chill and enjoy the latest entry in the long running franchise that is Fast and Furious with chapter 7 blasting unto the big screen! I've been reading how this flick has been shattering box office records since it's release and i'm guessing it's more due to the fact that it's the actor Paul Walker's final flick!
When it comes to this entry i must say i came away from it all action-packed entertained but sadly disappointed by what it could've been!! It was a really big movie but like what happened to Transformers 2, i feel it was a bit too big for it's own good as it seemed rather longer than it had to be!
The main thing i credit the new director for with this entry is the action and Paul's ending tribute! This flick is practically the most action packed Furious entry ever but it's also what sorta hurt what it could've been too! It's as though the director focused so much time and effort into all the onscreen action that him alongside the screenwriters forgot about blending the story right and introducing/establishing the characters and certain scenes properly! To put it blunt and short, IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN ANY OF THE FURIOUS MOVIES 1 THROUGH 6, YOU'LL BE LOST AS FUCK WITH THIS 1!!!
They placed little effort in establishing the characters and and the story blending was almost god damn near awful! At one point it's all about staying alive from Jason Statham's character then at another it's doing work for some mysterious agent (Kurt Russell) tracking down a hacker girl going by codename "Ramsey" and aiding in finding a program she designed called "God's Eye!!"
Due to the split in story, it makes things seem a bit all over the place with scenes happening so fast and randomly, you don't know what the fuck is going on! They didn't put any effort in basically blending the scenes and story to make things work more seamlessly especially at the parts where Han was killed suddenly, Dom's family home is blown to bits and then he's all the way over in Tokyo talking to Sean (main actor from Tokyo Drift version) all in like the blink of an eye. Hell they took some of the exact scenes from Tokyo Drift actually and placed it in here and not as any flash back scenes really either which just made everything move so fast and random that it'll make you confused as they hardly even stated what country they were in throughout!! The film brings the comedy with Tyrese and Ludacris' characters once again, a shit load of action (AND I MEAN ACTIONNNNN)
and a rather nice and emotional tribute to Paul's character at the end! I must say that place Abu Dhabi looks gorgeous...think i'll visit that zone sometime and the movie had hot cars! I could tell the scenes though where Paul's brothers took over for him when he died but they did a good job of making it all work still! If you've seen this flick already or haven't as yet then i'd say just enjoy it for the action as if you're looking to follow the story and characters, you'll get confused like really Fast that'll possible leave you feeling all Furious throughout the rest of it! Overall, great action flick especially my favorite scene of the guys crashing a hot ass ride through 3 Abu Dhabi skyscrapers in slow-mo but could've been better had they blended the story better and placed more effort into introducing the characters on screen with extra flashback scenes surrounding what was already seen in past movies of the series!! (Dear God, sorry for writing a long bible chapter here, lol).