On a normal weekend, I would just stay back home and watch a movie in my laptop. Thanks to YouTube. But then the whole Fast and Furious 7 thing and Paul Walker had gotten my head from before. I didn’t plan for a movie, and my concept of watching a movie in a movie hall / movie theater means it should have some rich and memorable content. That said I had watched Hobbit series, Gravity, Rush and Interstellar in the cinemas. Need for Speed just for the cars involved…
Yesterday, one of my friend messaged me saying it was a great ode to Paul Walker, the movie Furious 7 and he liked the movie. I brushed the idea of going and watching it, again. But today afternoon saw me nap for a while and I woke up to check out the movie timings. The movie hall is 5 mins from my home. I go in to find a sea of people. It’s not even evening and after waiting for 20 mins I reach the counter. I got the last available seat and that was not close to the screen as well, but towards the side. Fine!
I go in and I am greeted by a house full of people. The movie starts in a bit and I am greeted by action. Insane action… Smashing beautiful cars… and hardcore heavy iron wrought punches that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Jason Sthatham exchange. It was surreal and I am not a great fan of that.
Lately Fast and Furious has been like this. I had watched a bit of Fast n Furious 4 and 5. I knew what to expect. I loved the first 3 parts though cos it was all about cars like Indian movie called Dhoom (the first one) which was about superbikes and then the sequels came in and killed the essence of ‘Dhoom’. After 2nd part of Dhoom, I didn’t bother watching Dhoom series cos I know where that is going. God bless Dhoom. I am glad John Abraham didn’t bother doing any of the sequels. The only movie in which I liked him a lot, partly cos of Hayabusa of course.
Now getting back to Fast and Furious 7, it had some good cars getting ripped off. Tore my heart into bits to see exotic cars dying like that (I realize that it is not real…maybe) but then it doesn’t matter. I am still heart broken. But overall I must admit that I liked the movie. I liked Tony Jaa, I liked Paul’s CGI, I liked Michelle (always have :D)… and more over I felt good watching it.
Aww… I forgot Natalie Kelly was also there for a small scene with Lucas Black, the actors of Tokyo Drift.
On the return, I pumped the volume of my radio up which was playing electronic music, and my side windows down just to feel the wind. Just goes to speak that my otherwise sleeping adrenaline was pumped up … a bit, and that was a pleasant feeling. Not going to gym for a long time had killed every such feeling that used to arise and hence it felt special tonight.
I am afraid I would have to recommend this movie, even for a conservative family. There is not much of vulgarity, but there sure is some good explosion and violence. Who doesn’t love that in reel life? But in real life, Vin Diesel wouldn’t even have attempted blowing up buildings in Abu Dhabi. So I hope you guys understand where I am coming from. It’s unrealistic action but then it’s fun to watch unless you are a very spiritual person.
Hey Vin, if you are listening. The next sequel if there is one, do something which focuses more on cars; Like Tokyo Drift or even better than that. Enough blowing up buildings in US, spare some for the rich poor millionaires and billionaires of US. I think it would be great to see you guys focus more on cars, which was the initial theme. Not just say Limited Slips and then show me that you jump of the cliff and LSD’s saved you. Oh come on! Just use the LSD’s for better things like … you know, staying on the road!
Even this version of the movie made words flow easily and I didn’t have to look back till this sentence. Credits to you all 🙂 I am not that bad after all, I admit I enjoyed and it was fun to watch the cars jump from the airplane.
I wish the crew a very best of luck for their future endeavors and a thank you for entertaining us all (they might not need my wishes but then it’s free) and let me remind that this was a great tribute to Paul Walker. Amazing chap he was, and will be missed dearly.
On that bombshell, let me surrender myself to Leonard Cohen’s bass filled voice; his music will feed on me or vice-versa till I call it a day.