Sound Off: 'Furious 7' Directed by James Wan - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
April 3, 2015
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "This takes crazy to a whole 'nother level!" It's here. It's time. Universal has released Furious 7, the latest "high octane" sequel in the never-ending Fast and the Furious franchise started back in 2001. This one is directed by James Wan, starring the original cast and tons of other actors all over. Furious 7 features the late Paul Walker, plus Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, Tyrese, Elsa Pataky, Lucas Black, Tony Jaa, Kurt Russell, Gal Gadot and Michelle Rodriguez. So how is it? Any good? Are they getting better or worse as it goes? Do you want to see even more? Once you've seen it, leave a comment below with your thoughts on James Wan's Furious 7.
Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to keep major spoilers from the film to a minimum, if possible. However, this is an open discussion from this point on! Beware of spoilers, don't ruin this movie!
Editor's Note: I haven't yet had a chance to see this movie due to some scheduling difficulties, but I will be checking it out soon. And once I do see it I'll update this post with my thoughts here. In the meantime, here's an excerpt from A.O. Scott's fairly positive review in the New York Times: "Occasional ogling aside, 'Furious 7' extends its predecessors' inclusive, stereotype-resistant ethic. Compared to almost any other large-scale, big-studio enterprise, the 'Furious' brand practices a slick, no-big-deal multiculturalism, and nods to both feminism and domestic traditionalism. 'I don't have friends. I have family,' Dom says, and there is something beautiful and downright utopian about the idea that the bonds among his gear heads and speed demons transcend race and nationality. Gasoline is thicker than blood." Do you agree? Which is best?
So what did you think of James Wan's Furious 7? Best movie in the series or one of the worst?
We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!