Fast & Furious 7

Name: Fast & Furious 7 (AKA the one you should have your tissues ready for)

Released: April 3, 2015

Dramatis Personae: Vin Diesel is back for his last round of what we’re legally obliged to call “high octane” adventure. Joining him is the rest of the crew: Dwayne “The Rock’ Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, and Jason Statham as a new bad guy – playing the previous bad guy’s brother. Then, of course, there’s Paul Walker, later replaced by his brothers, Caleb and Cody Walker.

That’s a lot of Walkers… Despite Paul Walker’s tragic death, the Fast & Furious crew decided to finish up the movie. They created a doppelganger of him using four actors with similar physiques, his brothers, and a good dose of CGI. TIME reported his character would be retired, not killed, so that may spare a good amount of heartache.

How did they tie that in? SPOILER ALERT! New bad guy, Deckard Shaw, is pretty mad at Dom Toretto (Diesel) and company for putting his brother in a coma… which is pretty understandable. So he has Han (Sun Kang) – seen in Fast & Furious 6 – killed and puts The Rock out of action, which sets the gang on a backstabbing cat-and-mouse chase through Los Angeles, the Caucasus Mountains and, yes, Abu Dhabi. In the meantime, Brian (Walker)’s wife is expecting another kid, which makes him reevaluate his priorities, and promise to quit the fast life after Shaw is out of the way

Still… gear shifting, breaking the laws of physics, engine roaring are things we’ve come to expect. What makes Furious 7 any different from the other six that we’ve seen? Well, if you’re not into gear shifting and the rest of it, then you probably shouldn’t be watching an F&F movie. Though, this one does take it to a new level of drama and emotional acting that isn’t all that characteristic to the franchise. Especially the last scene: *spoiler alert* Brian ends up parting ways with Dom in a tear jerker of a climax, which was a perfect salute to Walker. You also get plenty of hilarious one-liners along the way.

Play with your friends: Count how many times Vin Diesel says the word “family” during the course of the movie.

In a nutshell: “I don’t have friends, I got family” (there’s a free one for you).

Fast and Furious 7 is released in the UAE on April 3.

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