The seventh part of the Hollywood blockbuster movie ‘Fast & Furious’ has been released as this is the last movie of Paul Walker who died in a car accident on November 30, 2013 in his Porsche Carrera GT in California.
‘Monster in the Closet’ (1986) was his first movie while Furious 7 is his last acted movie.
The film picks up shortly after the events of part six as uber-villain Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) vows to avenge the hospitalisation of his brother at the hands of the doughnut-spinning petrolheads headed by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel).
These are the car-crazy mavericks – also including Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges – forced to live beyond the law due to… well, due to reasons going back to the first film, released in 2001, which I bet you can’t remember.
As British bad-ass Shaw – an all-in-one black-ops/government assassin/rogue agent – embarks on his rampage, the F&F gang are dealing with their own personal problems.
Two of their number are dead and Toretto’s wife is now suffering whiplash-inspired amnesia.
You can tell just how bad things are since he wears a mournfully-black muscle vest for the first half an hour.
As the action flits between Tokyo, London, Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles, the drama draws in the mysterious Mr Nobody (Kurt Russell) and Djimon Hounsou’s Nigerian terrorist, both of whom wrestle for control of an Orwellian spy device called the God Eye.
Meanwhile, aside from appearances at the start and end, F&F regular Dwayne Johnson sits this one out.
It’s not the best film in the series – that remains a photo finish between the first and the fifth – but it sure is the biggest and the loudest… and the longest.
There’s a scene about halfway through that sees Diesel fly a $3.5million sports car through the penthouse windows of three skyscrapers.
And that’s not even the daftest bit.
F&F7 is likely to be the most successful in the series after the headline-grabbing death of Walker, the victim of an off-set car crash a couple of months into filming.
Not that you notice too much, with his brothers Caleb and Cody, plus some computer trickery, filling in the gaps.
In short, it’s custom-built for the teenage boy in all of us.