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Fast and Furious 7
    2015-04-17  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster Director: James Wan

    SCREECHING incomprehensibly from one stunt-filled set piece to the next, “Fast and Furious 7” is an exuberantly high-octane ride across a ridiculously elaborate plot. It’s joyous, it’s crazy — cars skydive out of aircraft in Azerbaijan, no less — it’s exhaustively long, and, still, it’s clunkily lovable.

    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, even Dwayne Johnson — they’re old friends now, and saying goodbye to Walker, who died midway through shooting, gives this instalment a particular poignancy (the actor’s two brothers worked to help complete the piece).

    Australian director James Wan, known for horror (“Saw,” “The Conjuring,” “Insidious”) joins old hands including second unit and stunt director Spiro Razatos for a film that would have been a challenge even before the death of Walker in a car crash in November 2013, midway through shooting. After a decision was made to carry on, the script for “Fast and Furious 7” was re-worked by series regular Chris Morgan and Wan found unused footage of Walker from previous “Furious” instalments to add to the material he had already shot. Walker’s brothers Cody and Caleb stood in for some sequences, with Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital responsible for compositing the actor’s face onto their bodies.

    The film’s plot is both skimpy and unnecessarily complicated, all at the same time. By now, everyone in this effortlessly multi-ethnic cast has a complicated back-story, and previous “Furious” plot-strands are acknowledged. Han is dead. Letty (Rodriguez) is still suffering from amnesia, giving her relationship with Dom (Vin Diesel) a little frisson, if not quite credibility. Brian O’Connor (Walker) is trying his hand at being a domesticated father with wife Mia (Jordana Brewster). Crashing into this comes Statham as Deckard Shaw, brother of the vanquished hard-guy (Luke Evans) in “Furious 6,” now hanging on to his life in a hospital bed in London. Deckard vows to avenge his brother, and is next seen in Los Angeles threatening the existence of the ridiculously muscular DSS agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), and vowing to take out Dom’s entire crew.

    Elsewhere, there’s a mysterious agent called Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell), who promises Dom access to a new surveillance programme called God’s Eye, if he goes to Azerbaijan and rescues its inventor (British actress Nathalie Emmanuel) from the evil clutches of a seemingly random terrorist played by Djimon Hounsow. Everywhere they go, however, they’re followed by Jason Statham, looking and sounding like a Mitchell brother from British TV soap EastEnders. It doesn’t make too much sense, but, of course, the entire plot of “Furious 7” is an excuse for the next crazy car chase, and that’s why the franchise’s die-hard fans love it so.

    Four editors worked on “Fast and Furious 7,” possibly as a result of Paul Walker’s death, and the cutting is incredibly fast-paced throughout, working up to a crescendo. This frenetic pace doesn’t always aid the logic of a sequence, and it can be easy for the viewer to lose perspective, particularly in the film’s lengthy climax .

    With a new production designer on board (Bill Brzeski), “Fast and Furious 7” delivers on its late-series promise of exotic locations, from London (with scant exteriors) to Los Angeles, Azerbaijan and Abu.

    The movie is now being screened in Shenzhen. (SD-Agencies)

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