Firstly, It may not be everyone's cup of tea but this installment of the "Fast" franchise stirs many emotions especially following the death of Paul Walker and while his death is still so very fresh in the minds of his family, friends and fans alike this installment pays such a wonderful tribute to him and the character of Brian O' Conner.
While they have never won Academy Awards for their roles in movies, Paul Walker and Vin Diesel were in my eyes an updated version of Paul Newman and Robert Redford in the installments of the "Fast" franchise as they saved the day while getting the girl and looking cool doing it. They were the embodiment of cool action dynamic duos as they transformed a franchise that started out about street racing and stylish cars into a franchise about honor, family, friendship and how far a person would or should go to protect it.
Secondly, If you are a fan of this franchise you definitely have to watch every installment to appreciate the hidden gems in the installment that came before it and this one has alot of fantastic callbacks to the original movie with some cameos from characters from the first movie which are a nice touch.
Furious 7 once again blends comedy, drama and intense action together into a perfect mixture that not only fans of the "Fast" franchise can appreciate but any fan of action, comedy and drama movies can sit and appreciate. Granted, A few of the movies action sequences are very improbable but never to the point where it ruined my overall enjoyment of the movie and it's story.
Lastly, When I saw the original 14 years ago I did look down the road to see 6 successful sequels in it's future but it's been an action packed, suspenseful and thrilling 14 year ride and even though the pilot is no longer with us I'm staying on board until the plane lands once and for all.
So if you are a fan of the "Fast" franchise or you just wanna have a fun time at the movies this is a flick I would highly recommend.