Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.
Dominic and his crew thought they'd left the criminal mercenary life behind. They'd defeated international terrorist Owen Shaw and went their separate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw, is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between the terrorist and the United States government.
During his recovery in the hospital, Hobbs can be seen watching a college football game. It is the University of Miami, and the commentators reference "Number 94." This footage is of Dwayne Johnson, when he played college football for the University of Miami, wearing the number 94. See more »
At the end of the movie, when we are panning back from a captured Deckard Shaw, you can see the cameraman's reflection in the glass. See more »
You drove a car through 2 buildings.
Actually, I think it was 3.
Oh, I'm sorry. 2 buildings, insult. 3 buildings, honor.
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The film's title appears at the end of the opening credits. See more »
Furious 7: Without a doubt, this is the biggest fast and furious movie
to date. Everything is bigger. The action scenes are bigger, the car
scenes are even faster, and of course, "The Rock" is bigger. Furious 7
was already highly anticipated, and then tragedy struck, Paul Walker
was killed in a car crash when filming. He will always be sorely missed
and no one can ever take his place. Even though some of the dialogue
and action might be a little cheesy, with great action and car
sequences, Paul Walker got the send off he deserved in the series he
dedicated his life to.
What I mean by cheesy dialogue is primarily applied to "The Rock's"
lines in the movie. He still has a supporting role but it is not nearly
as big as his role in the previous two films. To put it simply, his
entire dialogue is a series of one-liners to show how big of a badass
he is if for some reason you can't already tell. It is amusing still,
but it gets slightly irritating after a while. Once he takes out a few
helicopters single handedly, you forget those lines and just laugh and
love the enormous action taking place. The trailer also clearly shows
Jason Stathom who plays Deckard Shaw in this installment as the main
villain, but he really is only sprinkled throughout the plot. He never
really gets the same screen time Luke Evans, who played Owen Shaw, in
the previous installment got. Nevertheless, in the screen time he gets,
he acts like the ultimate badass that he is and we can't ask for
The action and car scenes speak for themselves. In some of the tallest
buildings in the world, we see Vin Diesel and Paul Walker practically
fly a car straight through three of them and you can't ask for more
than that. Sure, it might be outlandishly crazy but everyone should
know walking into this movie that it is a hardcore action-car film, not
an art film. The fight scenes are also pretty well done. Seeing Vin
Diesel and Jason Statham going in a slow-mo glorifying fight to the end
shot is incredibly funny and widely entertaining at the same time.
The acting is what we have come to expect from each cast member. They
all own their roles. They are their characters at this point. Sure,
some may not consider it "real" acting but the actors did their part
for the movie and you can't ask for anything more. Also, as I said
earlier, Paul Walker's send off really was tremendous and many of the
audience members might actually find themselves tearing up towards the
end as we all listen to the song "See You Again," which I think might
be nominated for an Oscar for best original song.
If you just want pure-thrilling entertainment with some laughs thrown
in here and there, you should definitely see Furious 7. Since this is a
movie where it is a hundred times better on the big screen, I recommend
you see Furious 7 in theaters.
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