terça-feira, 5 de maio de 2015

Fast & Furious 7

The first 4 movies of the franchise had their ups and downs. They were positively trashy but never really had nothing to care about. Surprisingly, Fast and Furious 5 and 6 left the tuned muscle car movie model and focused on a more credible plot, making you care about the characters. The last 2 movies were solid and even sober for what people would expect, focusing more on action, plot and even good directing than in fun action stunts, following the likes of Taken or Mission Impossible 3. Unfortunately, and after a great anticipation, Furious 7 falls in between. It kicks off in a serious, sober and suspenseful way (the best action scene of the movie is actually the first one), just to find excuses to place the main characters in unrealistic and totally over the top stunt sequences. Everything is so over the top and impossible that you simply can't take Furious 7 in a serious way, and that is sad because you really could with the last 2 movies. Here, every action/stunt sequence is placed through some plot excuse that never even tries to be believable. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as long as you think about the movie as a comedy at its core because... you simply won't care anymore after Vin Diesel and his crew jump with their cars from an airplane. Cars. With. Parachutes. And after all the mindless and inconsequential stunt action scenes filled with CGI get done, comes the famous Paul Walker tribute, which in fact is more of a tribute to his relationship with Vin Diesel. Diesel has such a big ego that everything in Furious 7 revolves around him, making Paul Walker basically a supporting character, and that is a shame because the best scene of the movie is delivered in the beginning of the last act by Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster. The guy could actually act, a lot more than Vin Diesel really, and that is the only tribute needed. Fast and Furious 7 fails to deliver the same quality of Fast 6, but is obviously a fun explosion filled stunt action movie to watch if you can ignore all the pretentious ghetto crap that really does not fit in the movie's mood. Or does, it really depends on what you want as a viewer: explosions around tuned cars around hot babes or strong and smartly placed action scenes.


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