Fast & Furious 7 – Film Review

Bombastic action sequel features a moving tribute to late star Paul Walker

Fast & Furious 7 is actor Paul Walker’s final film appearance – the 40-year-old died in a car accident in November 2013, midway through shooting. Following tweaks and re-shoots featuring his brothers Caleb and Cody, Saw director James Wan’s film retains the franchise’s formula of thrills, spills and grilles. A convoluted plot follows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew as they recover a surveillance device for a mysterious businessman (’80s action hero Kurt Russell) while trying to fend off vengeful enemy Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). Mindless fight scenes and ludicrous action sequences follow, but bombastic entertainment gives way to a moving tribute just before the credits roll, as the film concludes with clips from Walker’s various F&F appearances since 2001.

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