The Fast and Furious franchise is back and fans will be happy to know that Furious 7 does not disappoint. Spectacular action scenes, intense car chases and high stakes drama makes this installment one of the best and barely gives you time to come up for air.
Furious 7 reunites the gang for another adventure, set in the aftermath of 2013 Fast and Furious 6, and introduces Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), the franchise's most lethal villain yet. The meaner older sibling of the sixth installment's villain, Deckard has his sights set on the people responsible for putting his baby brother in the hospital. Dom and his friends have to find him to save their own lives.
While most of the cast who have been making these films for fifteen years have returned, it is with heavy hearts that one of their co-stars and best pals Paul Walker died while the movie was being made. Walker was involved in a horrific car crash (unrelated to filming) with having shot about 80 percent of his scenes. Cast and director James Wan decided to carry on with the movie, promising it would honour Walker with a fitting tribute that is seen at the end of the film. The remaining scenes with Walker were shot with his stunt double and twin brother.
I spoke with director James Wan and some of the cast (an emotional Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson,Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, and new comer Nathalie Emmanuel) in Los Angeles about stepping up their game for number 7 and how they hope the film will honour Paul's legacy. Please click the link below for my interviews for Furious 7.