“Furious 7” leaves not a dry eye in the house

“Fast and Furious 7” is one of the highest grossing films of the year so far, and for good reason.

“Fast and Furious 7” had an intense amount of action and a touching tribute to the star of the series, Paul Walker, at the end of the film. The film stars Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto, Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz-Toretto, and Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw.

The beginning of the film starts off right where “Fast and Furious 6” ended with the introduction of Deckard Shaw (brother of Owen Shaw, the villain in “Fast and Furious 6”).

Deckard is looking for revenge after Dom’s crew severely wounded Deckard’s brother, Owen, in the events of Fast and Furious 6.

Meanwhile, the main protagonists are undergoing many significant changes within their lives. Brian O’Conner is struggling to deal with his new life as a husband and father in the suburbs. O’Conner craves to feel the action from the past adventures in his life once again. Dom Toretto is slowly but surely helping his long-time love interest, Letty Ortiz, recover from severe amnesia.

The character’s internal struggles get put aside when an attack hits home and Dom fatally loses a member of his crew.

It’s now an all-out war between Dom Toretto’s crew and Deckard Shaw.

A powerful surveillance technology is the main alternate motivation in the ensuing battle, as a massive advantage is given to the one who yields it.

Unlike previous Fast and Furious movies, “Fast and Furious 7” steers away from the crime and street racing aspect and takes the series into a new direction as more of a high-octane action adventure thriller.

The amazing special effects, brutal fight scenes, fast cars, crazy stunts, and intense crashes are adrenaline pumping. This action packed film is certainly worth watching for action seekers and car junkies.

Towards the end of the film, a moving tribute was made to Paul Walker, who sadly died late last year in a high speed car crash. Paul died before the movie finished filming.

With the help of Paul’s look-alike brothers and CGI enhancement, Paul’s character was able to live on in the rest of the film.

I will not spoil the tribute as it is worth watching in person. There wasn’t a single dry eye in the theater.

Before the credits rolled, two words showed up on the screen to sum up the ending tribute and the movie’s dedication, “For Paul.”    

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