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Fast & Furious 7

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2015

Fast & Furious 7 is the best movie in the continuing saga.

The 7th movie in the Fast & Furious Franchise follows on where the 6th one ended.  After defeating Owen Shaw, Dominic Toretto and his team return to the US and resume their relatively normal lives.

Owen Shaw’s brother, Deckard, is in the US and looking for revenge against Dom and his crew. He breaks into Hobbs’ office and hacks into his computer to find the names of Dom’s team.  Hobbs and his assistant Elena return to the office and a violent fight breaks out between Hobbs and Shaw. However, Shaw detonates a bomb which sends Hobbs and Elena flying out of the window. Hobbs is injured and ends up in hospital.

Meanwhile Dom is visiting his sister Mia and her husband Brian, who is also a member of his team, when a parcel from Tokyo explodes and destroys the house. Fortuantely, none of them are hurt but Dom knows this has something to do with Shaw,  as a member of his crew, Han, was killed in Tokyo at the end of the last movie. Dom visits Hobbs and Hobbs tells him what happened between himself and Shaw’s brother and informs him that Shaw is a special forces assassin gone rogue and out to get revenge against his brothers captors.

A covert ops team, led by Frank Petty approachs Dom and offers to help him find Shaw if Dom and his crew can assist in stopping a mercenary named Jakande from gaining control of G-d’s Eye, a device that is able to track a target  anywhere in the world, and at the same time, save its creator, Ramsay, who is being held captive by Jakande.

Dom assembles his team, including Brian, Letty, Roman and Tej and the adventure begins.
To say that there are numerous spectacular car chases, loads of death defying stunts and an impressive display of martial arts, all of which span the globe, is an understatement. The excitement is constant and even though the movie is two and half hours long, I really didn’t want it to end.

Brian makes a promise to Mia that this will be his last job,  and once Shaw has been captured, he will return to her and settle into a “white picket fence” suburban life with her and his son.

After the sad death of Paul Walker, half way through the making of this film, the writers use this as a way of writing Paul out of the franchise, and the ending is a real tear jerker, featuring flash backs to other movies in the franchise.

The film was written by Chris Morgan and directed by James Wan. A brilliant cast, including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russel, Jason Stratham and all the usual crew, make this movie a real winner.

If you are a F & F fan, or just like high speed thrillers, you simply cannot miss this movie!

The movie is being released just in time for the Easter Weekend and is classifi8ed LV13.

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