Furious 7 Review
You got to hand it to the producers-Not every franchise gets to make it to its 6th sequel and still be so popular. That being said, they should really stop with the "One last ride" talk. We gave up on that happening long ago. But this isn't about the franchise; it's about the sole Furious 7. So let's get to it:
First, the plot is completely disjointed. E.g. How could Deckard Shaw get from Los Angeles to Tokyo, find and kill Han, then ship a bomb from Tokyo to L.A to blow up Dom's house all in 24 hours? And why would anyone fly from L.A to Tokyo to ship a bomb BACK TO L.A??
Why would a top-secret, all-powerful government official (Mr. Nobody), who is desperately searching for the "God's Eye" surveillance program, recruit some street racers instead of some mercenaries? Why hire drag racing car thieves to go after trained killers? By the way-that "God's Eye" program that allows you to track everyone everywhere using their cell phones is a complete rip-off from The Dark Knight. They just made it more powerful by including traffic cams.
The complete lack of consequences is appalling – how can you spin, crash and blow up everything you touch without harm to yourself or anyone else? (especially Hobbs, Deckard Shaw and Dom)
And why would the Jordanian prince keep a $3.4 million Lykan HyperSport inside his 80th floor of his penthouse? Even the characters themselves complained! But hey, he's a billionaire-he can do whatever he wants.
By the way, that “You can’t be dead because I love you.” does not work. It is physically impossible and goes against all logic. We refused it when Trinity did it in the 'The Matrix’, and we still refuse it now. Because it makes zero sense.
Anyway, we didn't watch Furious 7 because of the brains, but the action. They may be ridiculous and implausible, but they sure are entertaining. Who doesn't want to ogle at finely tuned and outrageously expensive cars being driven very fast and furiously over dunes, through windows, and out of planes?