By Jesus Figueroa
"Furious 7" is not just another "Fast and Furious" movie, what makes this film great is the passion that is shown throughout.
The emotion, the laughter, the action and the sentiment comes across strong with a complete storyline, a fantastic job by all the actors and great thrills.
The film is thrilling and action packed with a great plot and story. It unfolds at a great pace and the ending leaves a bittersweet feeling.
The characters, the story and the thrilling action is nothing new to the franchise. Film after film the "Fast and Furious" franchise pushes limits on action and car racing.
This film is worth watching for the emotional impact it has. The actors raise the bar of action films with emotional and passionate performances.
The laughs come naturally, the excitement keeps audiences at the edge of their seats, but the passion and emotion brings the audience to the point of tears.
The emotional roller coaster is non-stop as every step of the way the cast shows just how much they put into this film.
Much like the rest of the franchise, the story revolves around a person causing problems for Dominic Torreto, played by Vin Diesel, and his family —Leti, played by Michelle Rodriguez, Brian, played by Paul Walker, died half way through shooting, and brothers Caleb Walker and Cody Walker, Mia, played by Jordana Brewster, Roman, played by Tyrese Gibson, and Tej, played by Ludacris.
There's not much to say about the returning stars of the film as it's been 15 years since the first film and they know who their characters are and play them well.
The new villain Deckard Shaw, played by Jason Statham, was relentless.
Statham does what he does best, he intimidates with his rough demeanor and lack of words. He does a fantastic job of contrasting his co-stars.
Newest hacker member of Dom's group Ramsay, played by Nathalie Emmanuel, is a fantastic addition paired up with Tej.
Emmanuel just fits in magnificently with the rest of the cast. She's beautiful and eye-catching while being brilliant and charming.
Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson, is not as big in the film as anticipated, but contributes his high-impact scenes.
Johnson is in top shape as he puts his strength against Statham's skills. He is able to command power with his physique.
I give this action film a 4 out of 5 Popcorns. "Furious 7" is a complete storyline with heart and passion. The acting is fantastic from the newcomers and steady from the regular cast.
"Furious 7" opens in theaters April 3 and is rated PG-13.