Furious 7 – The final curtain call for Paul Walker
Tonight, my man and I had a movie date night at the Grove in Los Angeles.
We debated between Get Hard with Will Ferrall and Kevin Hart, or Furious 7 with Van Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell (what?), the (amazing) Rock, and the rest of the Fast and the Furious gang.
I am a huge Kevin Hart fan (like, it’s embarrassing), but I’m happy we went with Furious 7. It is the type of movie you want to prioritize to watch in the theatre.
The beginning had a slow, cheesy start. Well, after we saw the incredible Rock and Statham have a full on brawl. I swear, the Rock (aka Dwain Johnson) get stronger and stronger every time I see him!
They had about fifteen minutes of Van Diesel trying to carry the show. I couldn’t help but want them to hurry up and get to Ludacrious, Tyrese Gibson, and everyone else.
Word on the street is that the Rock is trying to go by his legal name Dwain because WWE owns “The Rock” name. If any change is necessary, I would do “The Pillar”. And, that’s why I’m a fashion blogger – not a branding expert.
Anyway! The movie had all the elements you would want in an action-packed blockbuster. There were muscle cars skydiving from army planes, street fights -which were more like garage fights- that went on a little too long, a love story, and a three building jump in a 3.5 million dollar car.
It is definitely an entertaining film.
Don’t tell my yoga instructor, but I was definitely holding my breath a few too many times.
There were a few scenes that, if you were on the lookout, you could tell were acted out by the late Paul Walker’s two brothers. Paul passed away on November 30th, 2015, during a fatal car crash in while filming Furious 7.
It was a little eerie watching Paul race cars in a film, knowing he passed away in a Porsche when his friend and business partner, Roger Rodas, lost control of the vehicle at speeds of 100 mph or more in Santa Clarits, California.
There was a sense of sadness when the film ended. Especially when the words,
come up on the screen.
It is sad to say goodbye to such a talented, kind person. But, it’s amazing to know that Walker’s brothers will continue his philanthropy work. What an amazing legacy he leaves.
I know the gang misses you …