When you think about it, The Fast And The Furious is kind of like the Godfather of modern day movies. Now while the idea of Don Corleone using a rock-bottom slam on a rival Mafia gang sounds like a sequel that will never ever be made, both movie universes do have one thing in common: Family. It’s all about sticking together and having the back of your new brothers and sisters in The Fast And The Furious. And looking ridiculously cool while driving cars that are expensive enough to keep Africa fed for a year.
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.
I’ve got to be honest, I like what I’m seeing. Nobody goes to watch a Fast ‘n Furious film for the story, so jettisoning that, logic and the basic rules of the time and space continuum for more ridiculous action that rivals the very best Brakpan bedtime story, sounds like a winner to me. And that trailer pretty much just sold me. It also sold me on the idea of pitching a Wrestlemania match between Dwyane Johnson and Jason Statham to the WWE.
Furious 7 is out April 3 and stars Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, Lucas Black, and Elsa Pataky.
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