Furious 7 has premiered and the action along with the intensity of the movie has stepped up in comparison to any other movie ever released in the franchise. There is a level of solidarity to the movie that has never been seen with the unfortunate passing of Paul Walker, the franchise’s leading star. But more than that – the movie retains a level of quality unseen from the ones before, with storyline and character development that truly feel real and less shallower than previous titles.
The movie is all about revenge from Jason Statham’s character Deckard Saw trying to avenge his comatose brother. He is essentially going around and creating havoc for many of Dom’s crew (Vin Diesel) and though a lot of the scenes are entirely unrealistic, this is the type of thing the franchise’s movies always goes for. The story written by Chris Morgan really holds onto simplicity at times and manages to keep a level of constant character development even in high octane scenes unlike any movie before it. The only issue I had with the storyline was that it does end up devolving into a global scale type sequence especially for something that should be much closer to home at the beginning of the film. The death of Paul Walker did not seem to affect the movie much, as his brothers were used as stand-ins and the ending is a truly heart-warming ending of great proportions that feel like a right public farewell to Paul Walker.
Furious 7 really keeps a cognizant feel for everything the franchise stands for. Will there be another one after this? I somehow highly doubt it will be considering Paul Walker is gone and he was the main star of the movies. Despite this, the movie concluded in a very positively heart-touching way and felt like just the right way in order for the audience to drive in a direction away from the franchise with awe and never look back.