By Kelly Norman
Nothing can stop the Fast and Furious franchise from winning the race, every time. The new installment that features the same crew, even the late Paul Walker, (who died a year and a half before its release) races to the finish line with plenty of action and car scenes that will keep you glued to the screen. If you are a fan of action and almost unrealistic special effects, then this is your go-to movie of the spring. You will find yourself catching your breath after Brian O’Conner, Paul Walker’s character, miraculously jumps onto Michelle Rodriguez’s car from a large bus that is about to fall off the edge of a cliff. You might also find yourself a little confused when Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and O’Conner walk out of cars unscratched that they have just flown and crashed into buildings. Yes, their car literally flies thousands of feet above the air and crashes into buildings in Abu Dhabi. The point is, if you’re looking for realism, then you might not be a fan. Furious 7 has its fair share of bikini-lad girls, testosterone induced fight scenes and over-the-top action to go around. The Rock, who is absent for a good chunk of the film, will make you feel bad for skipping that trip to the gym yesterday, and fans of Jason Statham: you shouldn’t be disappointed in his multitude of ass-kicking scenes. Whether it’s Statham or someone else doing the ass-kicking, you’ll just have to watch and find out. Furious 7 does a great job of leaving behind one of its most likeable protagonists at the end of the movie: Paul Walker. There will likely be plenty of teary eyes left in the theater when the credits roll and it’s finally set in that this is Walker’s last time on the big screen. The film really made an awesome, respectful tribute to him. The ending makes you feel how different it’s going to be not seeing Brian O’Conner anymore in the franchise. Will there be anymore Fast and Furious films you ask? Absolutely. As long as the ongoing success and praise for the films continue, they will continue to be made. I mean, why not?