Studio: Universal Pictures (2 hr. 20 min.)
Plot: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother.
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Tony Jaa, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Kurt Russell
Bottom Line: ***
By Tia Terlaje
The Fast and Furious crew takes us on a global journey in this exciting new film and Paul Walker’s last ride. With breathtaking scenes in beautiful settings, including Abu Dhabi and Bahamas, there's more to this film than the beautiful women and racing (although there are PLENTY of both).
The plot heavily involves the crew chasing a mission sanctioned by a shady government agent (Kurt Russell) to recover a high-tech device that enables its user to track anyone. The rub: Owen Shaw (The baddie from Furious 6), big brother black ops agent Deckard (Jason Statham) is tracking the Furious crew for revenge – and the car chases are on.
Lead Badass Dominic "DOM" Toretto (Vin Diesel) reminds us about the importance of family and brotherhood throughout the movie.
Be prepared to laugh, smile and maybe shed a tear or two at the end saying goodbye to Walker.
Highly recommended for viewing in IMAX to enhance the FAST experience!
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This column was printed in the April 19, 2015 - May 2, 2015 edition.