Saturday, 4 April 2015

Furious 7

In which the nonsense continues to escalate at a bewildering rate as a bunch of multi-millionaires play ever more insane variants of 'What's The Silliest Thing We Can Do With A Car?'
Unfortunately for a racing based series the director clearly relishes filming fistfights far more than car chases which makes this the perfect installment to introduce Jason Statham, a man I would quite happily watch punch his way through an old people's home and not feel bad about it.
Diesel's level of inflation must surely now be seriously testing his valves, The Rock this time round looks like a bizarre conglomeration of Easter eggs and most unbelievably of all Paul Walker's departure is handled sensitively.
All of which is overshadowed by Charlotte's brilliant description of Michelle Rodriguez as 'That lady who always looks like she's looking at something she doesn't like, even when she's happy'.


  1. Cracking stunts, Kurt Russell and not a dry eye in the house by the end. Fantastic

  2. Weirdly, for the one who is usually least irked by sentiment, I found the last couple of scenes a bit shit. The car carnage was pretty ace again, if a bit too edited, and Kurt Russell is rarely a bad thing, but the "glue" that holds the action together didn't hold so well this time. Don't get me wrong, it was great fun, just less great fun than the last 2.

  3. Wasn't as keen on the action in part 6 - too much of it at night i think. Five was great though - the safe sequence, the destroyed favela