Sunday, May 10, 2015

Furious 7

We don't often see films in the theater, but we did go see Furious 7 a few days ago. The Younger Son and I are huge fans of this franchise. The Husband humors us. Jason Statham as the bad guy adds a lot here, as does the presence of Kurt Russell. This was great fun! The loss of Paul Walker is still shocking, but I trust the series will be able to continue without him.

Now if we could just get Vin Diesel to finish Hannibal and the next Riddick movie, I'd be happy. Very, very happy.


Empire Online gives it 4 out of 5 stars and concludes, "Verdict: A group more bulletproof than The Avengers, causing more mayhem than General Zod. Think Universal doesn’t have a superhero franchise? Think again." Slash Film calls it a "frantic yet respectful goodbye to Paul Walker". Forbes calls it "the best of the bunch". Rolling Stone says, "Furious 7 is the best F&F by far, two hours of pure pow fueled by dedication and passionate heart. This one sticks with you."

Vanity Fair says,
The latest film, which opens Friday, can’t help but take on some deeper meaning, as the death of main cast member Paul Walker, killed in a car accident in late 2013, looms large throughout. But it doesn’t overwhelm—Furious 7 is respectful, even solemn, when it needs to be, but is still, thank God, plenty of crazy fun.
Roger Ebert's site opens a positive review with this: "“Furious 7” is a glorious overcompensation, a film so concerned about its rampant machismo that the casual viewer might miss how it Tokyo-drifts atop soap opera bubbles." Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 82%.


  1. We haven´t seen any of these, but Statham has done some very good quality action movies that we like. I have read some interviews with him; he is refreshingly humble about his acting, I think. Also, I like to draw his girlfriend, who has a stunning but also quirky kind of beauty. Never seen her act, though.

    1. We will watch anything with Statham in it. He's a lot of fun here as the bad guy. I rarely know about actors' personal lives and didn't even know he had a girlfriend lol

  2. Anonymous9:23 AM

    kane the undertaker will be in fast and furious 8

    1. I hadn't heard that. I guess they feel like they need to bring in new characters.