Release Date: April 7th
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky, Lucas Black, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel, with Kurt Russell and Jason Statham
Directed by: James Wan
Kandy Rating: 5 out of 5 Muscle Cars
An all-star cast concludes the Fast and Furious franchise with one last action-packed ride into the sunset. As all fans of the Fast and Furious franchise are aware, co-star Paul Walker died offset during the production of Furious 7 in a tragic car crash. Producer Moritz comments on the loss of Walker, “…we were able to complete the film inspired by Paul’s spirit and give him and his best-known character a perfect cinematic send-off. This movie is a testament to his legacy.”
How is Walker’s death in the middle of production handled in Furious 7? Perhaps this quote from Vin Diesel will provide some insight, “One of the cool things about the way we’ve orchestrated the Fast & Furious saga for the last 10 years is that nothing is accidental. Everything comes together in Furious 7. Questions are answered, and new thoughts are proposed. If it lives in the saga, it’s a seed for something new and will be revisited.”
With Furious 7, the gang is thrown into new situations replete with multiple enemies, just as they face growing pains and ghosts from their past. When it came to the next chapter for Dom and Brian’s journey, returning home to Los Angeles as free men was always the endgame. Acclimating to their new existence, however, would be another matter entirely; danger has come in the form a cold-blooded British black ops assassin with a score to settle. Deckard Shaw (Statham) is systematically hunting down those took out Owen (Luke Evans), his little brother, during their last mission.
Our heroes’ only hope is to get behind the wheel again and secure an ingenious prototype tracking device for the U.S. government which they will use to locate the ghost that is Shaw, before he can kill again. The Furious 7—Dom, Brian, Hobbs, Letty, Roman, Tej and Mia— face their greatest threat in places as far away as Abu Dhabi and Azerbaijan…and as familiar as the streets they call home. Be prepared for an emotional rollercoaster as The Furious 7 takes you on one final joy ride.