Furious 7 draws in box office success

Drew Brown

Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew help take down yet another enemy in the seventh part in the Fast and Furious series. This high intensity action-drama provides the usual Fast and Furious excitement. Ranging from cars jumping through buildings, intense crashes and small romantic scenes, Furious 7 is a classic addition to director James Wan’s film collection.

With a star cast of Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Diesel, this movie was nothing short of epic. Drawing in $1.3 billion during its opening weekend, this series is bound to have more films on the way. From the very beginning Diesel, Walker and Rodriguez gave the franchise the infamous name it has today. Starting in 2001 with The Fast and Furious, the movies have been able to continue the legacy, and up the action with each new film.

Star actor Paul Walker, who had been working on the film prior to his tragic death, was commemorated greatly. Working in special effects for the scenes Walker could not fill, this movie did a good job of incorporating his memory. With a touching final scene, the movie was able to end with a great tribute to Walker.

Overall, going into this movie, I had my basic attitude for a film like this one. High action shots, crazy stunts and bad dialogue were very prevalent in this setting. However, this is not a bad thing, because it is exactly what you go to see a Fast and Furious movie for. This movie did not disappoint me, and I highly recommend it to those looking for a quick and entertaining action film. This movie tied together a win in my book.