I came late to the Fast franchise….well, late and early. I have related the tale before that, following the premiere of the first film in the series, I sat in my 1994 Saturn in a theater parking lot full of sensible family sedans borrowed from parents and watched said sedans go nuts. Peeling around corners, fishtailing wildly while their owners tried to locate the NOS button, it took a solid 30 minutes for the automobile carnage to subside to the point where I could putter home. I skipped the next five. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Furious 7 (2015) “Abu Dhabi Auto Acrobatics”
Furious 7, to me, remains to most stunning hit of the year. This movie is only Titanic and Avatar in terms of global box office. That is astounding. The seventh entry in a series is the third highest grossing film of all-time. What’s more, it’s REALLY good and all of this was done in the shadow of the tragedy of Paul Walker’s death, which the film handled in a classy and laudable manner. I absolutely have to see how some of the stunts in the film were done so this is a day one purchase for me. BluRay.com has your full rundown on what goodies Universal has in store for your home theater when Furious 7 roars in on September 15, 2015. Continue reading Furious 7 Blu Ray & DVD Date and Details (Extended Version)
In my delight at Furious 7 being awesome, I thought this week we’d highlight the stunt from the previous film that I alluded to in my Furious 7 Review as being one of the most insane things I’ve ever seen on film.
Forget plot, ok? Just let that part of your mind drift away and take hold of your inherent love of impossible stuff happening fast and on fire. This stunt is so massively epic, I couldn’t find anywhere on the Internet where it was captured all in one clip so I had to do a two-parter. At the climax of Fast 6 (oh and sorry if this is late but HUGE SPOILER WARNING), Vin Diesel’s crew of car maniacs brings down an Antonov AN-225 cargo jet with multiple cars, some extremely impressive tensile-strength cable and a whole lotta awesome. It is so nuts, so over-the-top insane that I can’t help but just stand at my laptop (making it harder to type) and clap (still even harder). If you’ve never seen a movie in the series and this makes you want to see more, go see Furious 7.
Oh, and by the way, I’d like to wish a special venereal disease on the person who posted Paul Walker’s autopsy photos online for me to find while I did the research for this piece. I wish your nether places gangrenous rot. Sincerely.
I have a history with the Fast & Furious franchise. For one thing, the first film nearly got me killed when it came out. I believe I went into the details of that in my review of Fast & Furious 6, which you can read by clicking on the link. Suffice it to say, though I always seem to end up seeing the films, I’m not a huge fan. So it is with a kind of slack-jawed astonishment that I’m telling you that not only is Furious 7 good, not only is it the best film in the series, but it’s the best film of 2015 to date (admittedly not an incredible achievement, but still). Continue reading Movie Review: Furious 7 (2015) *Fastest Ride Yet!* SPOILERS
The official first trailer for Furious 7 (formerly Fast & Furious 7) has debuted. This, infamously, is the entry in the series where Paul Walker died in an off-set auto accident during filming. Will this be the last film in the racing serious? Are they no longer fast; merely angry? I want them speedily perturbed. No matter what way you slice it, Furious 7 will be dropping on to theater screens in April 2015