Possible spoilers ahead!!
Is this movie filled with plot holes? Yep.
Is the CGI questionable at times? Damn right it is.
is the action borderline comical? You betcha.
Did I still love this movie? You bet I did.
Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). always protects those he loves at any cost. And In “Furious 7,” he spends the entire film seeking revenge for the murder of Han (Sung Kang). But things escalate after a package sent from Tokyo nearly blows Toretto and his comrade-in-arms Brian (Paul Walker) to smithereens.
The bomb, and Han’s death, are courtesy of Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), whose first order of business is to hack the computer of Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) so he can find the rest of Dom’s gang. And of course to kick the Rock’s ass to such a degree that we don’t see the People’s champ again until the very end of the movie.
To help him track down Jason Statham, Toretto reassembles his crew, which includes Brian, IT guy Tej (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), smooth-talker Roman (Tyrese) and Dominic’s partner, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). Letty has amnesia because, well, I don’t remember why really. But I guess the point is to heighten the romantic tension between the two or something.
Anywho, the crew as always is great together. Now, none of these people will ever win an Academy Award for their acting chops, but I will say they’re really good portraying their characters. Plus I must admit, for once, Tyrese was actually funny in this movie.And Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell were both welcomed additions to the cast. In a way, Russel becomes the Nick Fury of the Fats & Furious crew.
The biggest fights in the movie aren’t between Ronda Rousey and Michelle Rodriguez, they’re between the two men: Jason Statham and Vin Diesel. One of the many plot holes in “Furious 7” is how Statham always manages to appear wherever Vin Diesel is. There’s never an explanation on how he finds out or even how he gets there.
The two constantly crash their cars into each other, then crawl out of the wreckage with little to no damage so they can brawl with pipes, fists and feet.
The CGI in the movie is not great either. Especially when Vin Diesel and Paul Walker ride in a car from skyscraper to skyscraper. Don’t ask why, just go see the movie.
Also, there are times when its clear Paul Walker’s face has been CGId on someone else’s face. I knew this going in, but it was still a bit odd to see. Although this mostly happens when he and Vin are standing next to each other talking.
Also, the Rock only speaks in one lines. I’d say roughly 90 percent of what he says is some stupid joke. One or two lines, okay. But entire segments of dialogue was a bit much. And why did Elsa Pataky only get a couple of scenes?
Anyways, I don’ want to spoil how this movie unfolds, I’ll just say that “Furious 7” is stuffed with situations so absurd, that after you say to yourself, “Oh, come on!”, you have to laugh and enjoy the ride. But I would like to know why the Air Force wasn’t called in during the final battle. Well, whatever I guess. While this movie isn’t perfect, it was a lot of fun and a perfect goodbye for Paul Walker.
“Furious 7” final score: 8