Relentless Stunts & Effects -“FURIOUS 7”

Release Date: April 3, 2015

Running Time: 2 hours and 17 minutes

Rated PG-13

Directed By: James Wan

Dominic Toretto, you don’t know me…you’re about to.

After the successful completion of their mission in London, Dominic Toretto and his professional criminal crew are relaxing and enjoying life until a mysterious call comes in from Owen Shaw’s brother. Deckard Shaw (ex-black ops) has the resources, has partnered with an equally ruthless paramilitary leader named Jakande, and is determined to exact revenge for incapacitation of his brother. DDS Agent Hobbs finds out about Shaw’s plan when Shaw is bold enough to use Hobb’s computer to find the location of Toretto and his crew. When one of the crew is murdered, Dominic realizes that Shaw is hunting them down one by one. As they gather to figure out a plan to NOT attend any more funerals, another mysterious man (Mr. Nobody) contacts them to offer a strategy that benefits him as well. The plan involves rescuing a master mind hacker who has developed a computer program known as ‘God’s Eye’. The program allows it’s user to track anyone anywhere. Given a massive amount of resources by Mr. Nobody, if Dom, Brian, Lettie, Roman, and Tej can rescue the hacker then they may become the hunters instead of the hunted.

This takes crazy to a whole new level.

Wow! Furious 7 takes the franchise to a whole new level. The stunts and special effects were not only relentless but also unique and spectacular. James Wan, who is known for horror movies, signed on to direct Furious 7 when Justin Lin decided that back-to-back work on Fast 6 and Furious 7 would compromise the quality of the latter film. Wan stepped in with style and doesn’t miss a beat in the continuation of the franchise. Chris Morgan, who also penned the last four films, delivered an exhilarating story that shift gears from ultra cheesy to serious drama in 0-60 seconds. Even though the running time is the longest of the seven at 137 minutes, the anticipation of what is going to happen keeps the film running on high octane fuel. With the incredibly satisfying conclusion, I believe that the cast and crew paid their respects to the real- life loss of Paul Walker with the most impeccable​ taste. Race on into the theater to participate in the ultimate ‘ride or die’ experience!

Starring:

Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto

Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner

Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw

Michelle Rodriguez as Lettie Ortiz

Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto

Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce

Ludacris as Tej Parker

Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs

Nathalie Emmanuel as Megan Ramsey

Djimon Housou as Jakande

and Kurt Russell as Frank Petty (Mr. Nobody)

About Leigh Ann Rassler

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