Let me start this review as though I’m at an AA meeting. Hello, my name is Michelle and I’ve never saw the first four Fast and Furious movies. Welcome Michelle, you are in a safe place… With that out of the way I say “Franchise,” I define it as from Fast Five onward…. Ok? Furious 7 is a shut your mind off, thrill ride that delivers everything you would want a movie like this to deliver – Thrills, Chills, several WTF moments and a lot of tears. This movie would be a textbook case on how you end a film franchise – if we didn’t know they were doing Furious 8.
If you are looking to see Furious 7 this weekend. The place to be is The Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn, Va. The theater is launching an effort to raise funds for Paul Walker’s charitable organization Reach Out WorldWide Foundation and will be holding contests and prizes throughout the run of the movie. The event is going to kick-off Sat, April 4th with a big auto show. So stop by, see an awesome movie, donate to a charitable cause and check out some of the amazing cars that were featured in the film. Everybody wins!
If you go into Furious 7 without expected the laws of physics to be ignored, you’re in the wrong theater. Aided by an incredibly gifted stunt choreographing team and CG that are invisible/seamless, you will see cars fly (sort of) her. You will also see a man suffering from ‘a shattered collarbone’ shrug off that injury is days and shatter a cast by flexing.
Yes, if you want amazing, incredible stunts, gunfights, street racing, street fights and maybe even a bit of nuance (more than a bit, actually), then you will want to see Furious 7.
It’s April 2015! As such, the GeekScholars are ready to announce their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Weekend Box Office Predictions for: Furious 7 (April 3), Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (April 10), Age of Adaline (April 17).
From there, Lauren moderates a fantastically geeky ‘Never Tell Me the Odds’ segment, where the hosts talk about certain developments coming to fruition including: Captain Marvel showing up on screen early, who will play Green Lantern, Ready Player One making it to the big screen under Steven Spielberg, and Idris Elba in Star Trek 3.
Call it a hunch, but I suspect that as many people watch the Super Bowl for the ads and movie trailers as watch for the actual football game.
As usual, studios spent a few bucks on placing their latest TV spots during (or directly before) the Big Game. Just in case you missed one or two, a collection of Super Bowl movie spots – from Fifty Shades of Gray to Tomorrowland – follows the jump. Enjoy.