Furious, but also glorious

When you look up the movie Furious Seven on Google, one of the most searched phases is “Did the ending make you cry?”

I will confess: yes, it did.

Distributed by Universal Pictures, The Fast and the Furious is a series of action movies that centers on street racing. With Furious Seven passing $1.3 billion worldwide, according to the Box Office, the entire series has earned $3.7 billion in the last 14 years.

Furious Seven does not require much background information in order to understand the plot development, because the fighting scenes have the most proportion: skydiving in cars, jumping off the cliff, wrestling with the powerful antagonists, being bombed by drones. All these dangerous, life-risking fights are striking; overall, the film would be a satisfying experience for fans of action films. But for people like me who do not enjoy intensity movies as much, the logic of the film might be slightly disappointing — for example, a gang is able to bomb Los Angeles using a drone.

So the reason I saw Furious Seven was not because of the huge success of the series nor the fights. The tragic death of Paul Walker, the actor who played Brian O’Conner, one of the protagonists of the film, was the reason I saw the movie to commemorate him.

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