Furious Seven Review
`3 April 2015
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
Nice Ending. A good tribute executed well.
A perfect ending and tribute to the franchise main star.
The ending really does wonders for the movie.
The ending is pretty powerful. Especially, when you see how far they have come since the first film.
Why would they even detain him at the end?
– He’s obviously ridiculously dangerous.
– The British Government have sealed his records or whatever, and essentially deny his existence
– Further to that, the British Government wanted to deep six him
– He survived a team of elite operatives, so even before the events of this movie everyone who knew of him knew he was immensely dangerous.
– Obviously at least partially responsible for millions of dollars worth of collateral damage across in London, Dubai, and Los Angeles.
– He was a “ghost” to begin with, so if they decided to extra-judicially execute him, there would be no inquiry.
In the end, it seems like for how dangerous he is, and for all the damage he caused – it would be a better use of federal resources to just take him out to the desert and put one in the back of his skull than build essentially a fortress specifically to keep him imprisoned indefinitely.
I realize that’s the logicial analysis, the hollywood reason is probably so they can keep him around in the pocket in case they need a bad guy down the road.
Question about the final fight?
I was curious if Statham does alot of martial arts or is it mostly just with pipes? Also, is the fight evenly matched?
That’s interesting, because I’ve heard that the fight starts with the wrenches but then has brawling and punches/kicks as well. Also, doesn’t Dom throw Shaw into a car at one point?
Yes, they both start off with wrenches, then go into fist fighting and kicking. Yes, Dom throws Shaw into the car. Shaw also get quite a few good hits in on Dom. I would say they both won the fight…not one knocked eachother out…it was a good fight to me.
Preparation for the role
Dwayne Johnson went through seven months of strict dieting and a heavily strength-emphasized workout plan for the role of Luke Hobbs.
Justin Lin did not return to direct this movie.
As the studio wanted to produce Furious 7 on an accelerated schedule for release in summer 2014, Lin would have to begin pre-production on this film while performing post-production on Fast & Furious 6 (2013), which he considered would affect the quality of the final product
Title of the movie
According to director James Wan, the title is Furious Seven, referencing the Seven Samurai.
How did you genuinely feel about the movie?
The action sequences were incredibly well choreographed and felt real at the same time. The emotion was really ramped up, with the whole “family” theme coming up again and again. And Statham was pretty awesome as the villain. Not to mention the whole Paul Walker tribute (I didn’t cry or tear up, but I know a lot of people who did).
RT/Meta Critic Review
“Furious” is a fitting title for this, the seventh chapter in the increasingly ridiculous “Fast” franchise. How many films can boast two hours and twenty pummeling minutes of rampant, expertly directed action, chases, and a super car jumping from one building to another at 40 stories (TWICE)? Not many. Then there’s Statham, The Rock, and friggin kurt Russell for good measure. Furious indeed (Michael S/RT)
Once you’ve defeated gravity in one scene, why not just keep doing it? (Click here to see)
Furious 7 is so entertaining that you don’t notice Dwayne Johnson is missing from action much of the time, only that he kills it when he shows up. (Click here to see)