Manage to give the franchise full circle with giving a proper sendoff to deceased Paul Walker and giving Lucas Black a chance to return after appearing in the critically slammed third film, "Tokyo Drift". Showdown is a let down and this film goes a little too far with the impossible stunts, but it is hard not to be entertained by the nonsense and wild car stunts this time too.
Wan is a little less effective by the camera than Lin, and the action is a little worse off for it. All of Hollywood should take lessons from Gareth Evans and never edit away from a fight scene. Still, this series is somehow endearing at this point, and the car sailing through high-rises might just be the pinnacle.
Soap opera elements take center stage this time, which sucks when the characters start off wedged into silly starting positions we never needed to see, and the "writers" can scarcely build on them. Cringeworthy subplots and emoting ensue. T&A. Cars flying around. No stakes.
james wan did a good directing, but not good at all. there's memorable character in here but for this year, Furious 7 just a movie full of great action package without a great script and bad chemistry. so bad. Fast 5 and 6 still the best. but the ending is very f*ckin' great. such a good thing to made that scene for Paul Walker :')
For some reason I find the melodrama of this one pretty potent, especially early on. The earnest sentimentality of it is simply winning, as is the improbability of a cast this multicultural leading a successful franchise. Signs of strain begin do begin to show, however. And although I appreciate the action at its most gonzo, it began to wear my down pretty early on, unlike the kineticism of Fast 5.
2 étoiles pour les cascades, à part ça le scénario est improbable et les dialogues limites. La mort de Paul Walker ajoute un intérêt ironique, limite indécent, à ce film dans lequel les protagonistes effectuent des casacades improbables et s'en sortent dans aucune égratignure. (Real) life is a bitch.
3/10 At one point in the movie, the good guy and the bad guy face off against each other with their cars. They run into each other at high speed, get out unscratched, then have a cringe-worthy "ohh Im so cool" dialogue, which of course ends in a firefight, with surprise commando appearance. This film cannot get more american if John Wayne was eating hamburgers in it. And not in a good sense...