10 Reasons You Should See “Furious 7”

imagesI saw the latest Fast and Furious movie today on the big screen (as it should be seen), and there’s so much to like about it that I thought I’d make a list. This is spoiler-free, except that I mention a few people who have somewhat unexpected appearances in the movie.

  1. It’s a spectacle, no question about it, but the huge action scenes work because you actually care about the characters.
  2. There’s a huge amount of racial diversity in the movie, which is awesome.
  3. It’s kind of refreshing to see a movie that just says, “Eff physics” multiple times. This would be a complaint in most movies, but Furious 7 embraces it.
  4. In fact, the movie does away with logic a number of times, but it does so in a way that adds tension and excitement. Like, there is a character who should have been killed before the movie even begins (this will make sense after you see the first scene), but it’s much better to have this character throughout the movie.
  5. The Rock makes every movie 20% better. He has some of the best lines, and he does one particular thing I won’t spoil here that is worth the price of admission. I hope he never gets old.
  6. It uses heights to a dizzying effect that literally kept me on the edge of my seat several times.
  7. Like The Rock, Ronda Rousey makes the movie 10% better. She should appear as herself in more movies.
  8. The beautiful actress who plays Missandei in Game of Thrones has a big role here. Hopefully she’ll get even more big-screen roles after this.
  9. Vin Diesel (played by Groot) gives a lot of great life advice. He also has the best line about street fighting.
  10. Finally, the sendoff of the late actor Paul Walker could not have been better. Tears definitely came to my eyes.

Have you seen it? If I’m missing anything (spoiler-free), let me know in the comments. I hope the upcoming Avengers and Mad Max movies are as entertaining as Furious 7 (the trailers for those movies look awesome).