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.
Continue reading Furious 7: PHYSICS? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Physics!
That ultra-sleek automobile we see Dominic Toretto driving in the trailer for Furious 7 is a Lykan Hypersport. It costs $3.4 million and there are only seven in the world.
Oh, and it goes from 0-to-60 in 3 seconds. It’s highlighted in the featurette that follows the jump. Check it out. Furious 7 opens on April 3rd.
Continue reading Furious 7 Featurette: There’s Nothing Sadder Than Locking A Beast In Cage!
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7.
Continue reading The Fast & Furious Franchise is Back with Furious 7
Universal has released the first trailer for Furious 7. Without further ado, check it out after the jump.
Furious 7 premieres on April 3, 2015.
Continue reading Heated Trailer: Furious 7!
Brick Mansions, one of Paul Walker’s last films and the American adaptation of French thriller District 13 (Banlieue 13), has a trailer. Walker finished looping it just three days before his death. The film is also notable for one of District 13’s stars, David Belle, playing a roughly corresponding role here.
Check it out after the jump. Brick Mansions premieres on April 25th.
Continue reading Hot Trailer: Paul Walker’s Brick Mansions!
You don’t often see the fifth film in a series – and it’s even less often the best film in the series, like Fast 5. The question is whether Fast & Furious 6 can match its immediate predecessor (certainly none of the movie’s key art has matched this early poster). Check out the final Fast 6 trailer after the jump and see what you think.
Continue reading Heavy Metal Trailer: Fast & Furious 6!
The movies in the Fast & The Furious series have never been ‘films’ – they are popcorn flicks in the truest sense. If you want unbridled action with a minimum of dialogue and a lot of hot cars, gorgeous girls and ripped guys, then this is the series for you.
Continue reading Fast Five – Just Go With the Supersonic Flow!
It probably doesn’t help that Takers follows the strangest and most ambitious heist flick ever made [that would be Inception], but it still manages to be smart and hold one’s interest until the wheels fall off [almost literally] in the last act.
Continue reading Takers’ Style Fades In The End!
The original cast of The Fast and the Furious reunites for this fourth film in the series – and it does exactly what it says on the label. Under the leadership of director Justin Lin, who also directed the Tokyo Drift instalment of the series, we get a car movie that will please fans of the previous movies.
The plot – Paul Walker’s FBI Agent O’Connor and Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretta are after a drug kingpin named Braga for their own reasons – is merely a device to let cars race [and, occasionally crash, smash or blow up]; guys brawl and women to wear skimpy clothing. It’s not Oscar® bait; neither is it indie art. It’s a popcorn movie of the most obvious order.
The races and various other stunts are different enough to feel fresh and get your adrenaline rushing. The stars – Walker, Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster – perform about as woodenly as they ever have, but that doesn’t matter. The villains [John Ortiz’s Campos, and Laz Alonso’s Fenix Rising] get the benefit of being portrayed by able character actors and chew the scenery admirably.
Fast & Furious is one of those movies that are just well enough made to work for its target audience. It’s nothing to write home about, but if you’re looking for a car/brawl/explosion movie with skimpily clad women, this is your movie. It probably won’t matter if you forget it mere seconds after you leave the theater.
Final Grade: C+