Its a very rare thing when any movie franchise gets better with age and considering this movie franchise is now an incredible seven movies old now, this movie is extremely unique in that the 7th installment of the Fast and the Furious series is the best one yet.

The action in this movie is not only amazing but seems extremely dangerous and while watching this film you just have to worry that one day there will be a very serious injury to someone during the shooting of one of these films. According to Vin Diesel in this movie they destroyed something like 250 cars but not all were complete cars as some where mach ups. The fight scenes in this movie were very well shot and very believable and some of the best fight scenes I have seen in a very long time. Many action starts were in this film including the Rock, Tony Ja and Jason Statham and provided some very impressive fight sequences.

The big downside of this movie was of course seeing on a big screen an actor who is no longer with us, Paul Walker. It is very rare and extremely tragic that someone so young and so rich who was doing so much good for many charities could have died so horribly in a car crash over a year ago. Ironically Paul and another driver died while driving “too fast” on a street in Los Angeles in a dangerous car that exploded on impact. This tragedy is one of the worst of all time in Hollywood history. The Fast and Furious movie franchise will definitely go on, but it will never be quite the same without Paul Walker.

Another flaw in this movie is that just like most of all the other previous 6 movies, much of the story and convoluted logic of the story made very little sense and the entire plot was nothing more than another excuse to create another scene that provides great action. Considering the spectacular action in this movie, any flaw in the plot can very easily be excused.

The ending of this movie was very well done and was a tribute to Paul Walker and as they showed him driving off with Vin Diesel and when they parted on the road, it was extremely depressing but a fitting end to a good person who deserved a much better exit from this life.

The end of this movie gave a strong suggestion to a Furious 8 movie with Jason Statham in prison, which he stated that he could easily break out of. The producers of these movies must be challenged each time to try and top themselves, but Furious 7 is going to be very hard to top.

I highly recommend this movie and it is the only movie of the 7 in this series where I will buy the DVD.

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