Friday, April 17, 2015

Furious Seven (2015)

Director: James Wan. Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Kurt Russell, Djimon Hounsou. 137 min. Rated PG-13. USA/Japan. Action.

I get it. They make movies, with a group of heroes from every race and gender and ethnicity (I was expecting a hermaphrodite to show up), with almost no story (quite a task, considering the 2-and-1/2 hour duration), and glue you with breath-taking chase scenes already spoiled by the trailer (again incredible, considering the 2-and-1/2 hours). Brainless movies appealing to the lowest common denominator, that make lots of money. The reason I don't give this a bad score, is because it delivers what it promises to deliver, and ends with a decent tribute to the late Paul Walker.

PS: I dearly hope they don't ruin that nice ending with an eighth installment.

Mo says:


  1. If it makes money there will be yet another sequel. I haven't seen any of these but may catch one on TV sometime.

    1. If you plan on watching these any day, I recommend going for DVD, so you can fast forward to the chase scenes only (which are out of this world). TV will waste your time.