I’m a hardcore Fast and Furious fan. So when the song “See You Again” was played at the end of “Fast and Furious 7”, when Brian (Paul Walker) and Dominic (Vin Diesel) drove in separate ways, when Brian’s previous scenes in the series were flash back, I was deeply touched. I like how the movie brought the character Brian to completion. He started as an FBI agent and was assigned an undercover investigation of Dominic’s crew. But in the process he developed friendship with Dominic and other group members. He eventually left FBI and married Dominic’s sister – Mia. After all the adventures, he retired for his family. If there is Fast and Furious 8, it won’t have Brian for sure. If you are interested, check this ending scene of Fast and Furious 7.
It’s been a long day without you, my friend
And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
We’ve come a long way from where we began
Oh, I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again
Back to the movie, there’s actually nothing much to say except it’s a showcase of Hollywood blockbuster entertainment. Deckard (Jason Statham) seek revenge for his brother who was defeated by Dominic’s crew in Fast and Furious 6. Dominic’s group worked with the government to save a computer hacker, Ramsey and find the disk drive with the powerful surveillance program that she developed – the God’s Eyes. Deckard also teamed up with the terrorist – Jakande, tried to obtain the God’s Eyes.
As each movie in the series becomes bigger and louder, cars are no longer raced on streets or freeways. This time the sites are Caucasus Mountains in Azerbaijan and the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi. In addition to the attack from the stealth helicopter and the drone at the end, it’s action after action throughout the movie and we simply have no time to think whether the story is reasonable or not. We’ll accept no matter how the car is crashed or how many bullets are shot, our heroes will still survive. One more thing, director James Wan, your horror movies are my favorite in recent years and you surprised me with Fast and Furious 7. You had proved that you are capable of directing big budget action movies as well as thrillers and horror films. I’m looking forward to your next movie.
So let the light guide your way, yeah
Hold every memory as you go
And every road you take, will always lead you home, home
Note: Paul Walker died in a single-vehicle collision on November 30, 2013.