The last of the franchise, Furious Seven is packed with non-stop action from beginning to a bittersweet ending. Continuing off of the sixth movie of the franchise, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) is in search of Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) because of what he did to their teammate Han (Sung Kang).
The movie itself goes full circle and includes the third stand-alone film that took place in Tokyo (The fast and furious: Tokyo drift) continuing off of the ending where Dom races Sean (Lukas black) and ties up loose ends. Not only does the film bring back certain memories from the first of the films, it ends in the most perfect way possible, leaving a great memory of the loss of Paul walker.
However, there were some flaws with the film. You can tell that there were scenes that still needed to be filmed because the whole movie itself was very rushed and the scenes that they used Paul Walker’s brother (Cody Walker) for (Cody filled in the scenes that Paul was supposed to film as they made Cody’s face CG to Paul’s) and every time Cody’s face was either covered or shown quickly, it gave a form of sadness throughout the film. Every time there was an explosion near Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker), everyone in the theatre sighed and gasped, thinking that this might be the end of O’Connor, though they left the film at a bittersweet ending with O’Connor being where he should be, with his family.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a fast and furious film without cheesy one liners before a fight or a race, in which the film started out that way and that brought back memories of the older film with Letty racing, in which she finally gets her full memory back and long live the love of Dom and Letty forever!
This of course is supposed to be the last film with the original cast in it, though there are spin off films with Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) because there was foreshadowing at the end that the viewer can tell Deckard is going to escape the prison and the way he would probably do it, is by his brother Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), whom we see for a brief second in the opening in a blown up hospital.
There was a new introduction to an addition to the crew, Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) who is a hacker and the crew has to rescue her in order to obtain this new tech gadget called “God’s Eye” where they can see and find anything and everyone in the world in a blink of an eye. The crew needed this to find Deckard Shaw. Though, his introduction was very quick and they had an action packed scene saving her, with Paul Walker running on the top of a bus that’s going off a cliff, to Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej (Ludacris) checking her out on the beach, to some other scenes, to the best Dom and Brian scene in the film (excluding the ending) where they driving through three buildings in Dubai hundreds and hundreds of feet in the air, to, one again, another scene. This was just one of the flaws of the film. Everything happens so quickly and there is no story in between aside from things we already know from previous films. Though this was a bittersweet film, it was not as amazing as Fast Six, it was rushed.
All in all, if you’re a fan of the previous films, this is also a great addition to the franchise.