Film: “Fast & Furious 7”; Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Honsou and Lucas Black; Director: James Wan; Rating: **
The best part of the seventh edition of the “Fast & Furious” franchise is its last 10 minutes. Apart from the action, the film encapsulates the mood and sentiments of a team and pays a glowing tribute to Paul Walker, who was killed in a car accident, albeit unrelated to the film, in November 2013.
But to reach to this final 10 minutes of the film, one has to endure a barrage of outlandish ear-deafening action sequences, sprinkled with a few comical as well as emotional moments that take place across continents.
Nevertheless, “Furious 7” is a high octane, over-the-top, adventure caper, that is frivolous in nature. It definitely caters to its fans’ expectations.
The story takes off from where it left in the previous edition and from the very onset stresses on “family ties and friends”.