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Jackson French

Jackson French

The absurdity of the “Fast and Furious” movies continues to skyrocket. In an attempt to out-do all six of the series’ previous films, “Furious 7” unleashes an invigorating flurry of over-the-top action that is an absolute joy to behold.

“Furious 7” has the ability to appeal to two vastly different groups of people. If you just want to see car chases and fight scenes but don’t care much about sensible plots or believable action, this movie has you covered. If you have more discerning tastes, “Furious 7” is equally amazing as a gold mine for fans of picking stupid movies apart.

This movie has it all. A ridiculous plot, copious shots of scantily-clad women, bad dialogue, preposterous yet engaging action, clumsy product placement, a complete disregard for both logic and the laws of physics—you name it. “Furious 7” is content with giving its fans what they want.


An inept storyline that bounces from one location to the next ties everything together. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and company are tasked with stealing God’s Eye, a super-advanced surveillance device, but that doesn’t really matter. It’s all about the super-cars and crazy stunts. The action is intense and the motivation behind every decision and poorly conceived plan is funny. Whether or not the humor in the movie is idiotic, or the indulgent plot is intentional, it’s definitely real.  

“Furious 7” works to appeal to the most basic human sensibilities and the effort pays off almost regardless of who’s watching. Whether you’re genuinely at the edge of your seat when the bus Paul Walker is trapped in is about to fall off a cliff or you’re laughing when The Rock breaks out of a cast by flexing his arm muscles, there’s simply no chance of not enjoying this movie.