You can almost hear the engines rumbling in the distance. Strap up your seatbelts and hold on tight because the Fast and Furious franchise is about to leave its tyre marks all over cinema’s in the UK once again.
Hitting the big screen tomorrow, April 3rd, Fast and Furious Seven see’s the return of Dominic Toretto and his crew. In the trailer he deeply describes ‘One last ride’, but is this really the end for the Furious fuel junkies?
From what fans can gather, after the finale of six, Dom and the team all set off into the distance to live a simple life once and for all, but how wrong they were. A crafty yet devilish Deckard Shaw (played by Jason Statham), strides from a car wreck, only to throw viewers back to the scene from Tokyo Drift where Han dies. Removing his phone from his pocket, Shaw proceeds to call Dom and breathes a deathly message of ‘Dominic Toretto, you don’t know me, but you’re about to’. This then leads onto the seventh in the series, released tomorrow.
It’s been said that Deckard is seeking revenge for the death of his brother, who was brutally taken out in Fast Six; however, Dom is on the hunt to stop him. Regardless, this is going to lead to some adrenaline pumping, eye popping and tyre squealing excitement, leaving fans and viewers craving more. Let’s hope this isn’t the end of such a stellar series of blockbusters.
All the crew have returned to the stage for Fast Seven and you can expect to see Dwayne Johnson flexing his muscles as Hobbs all over again. After the unfortunate and tragic death of Paul Walker, the actor who played lead of Brian O’Conner for the past fourteen years, producers had to bravely recommence production. They called upon brothers Caleb and Cody Walker who pulled through to complete the final pieces of the film. By the use of CGI, they fitted the men’s faces to match their brothers which will be incredible to see. The film as a whole will be a phenomenal tribute; also extremely emotional as Fast and Furious was such a huge part of Paul’s life.
Since the franchise’s beginning back in 2001, the movies and technology has leaped massively forward and now tags up with a budget of $250 million. This comparing to the original’s being a measly $38 million. I think it’s pretty fair to say that this is high end and there is no doubt we’ll see more of the Nos injected, gun totting action we’ve witnessed previously in the series.
So why not treat yourself this Easter and strap up in the back seat of the cinema for a petrol fuelled onslaught? If you’re like us and can’t wait any longer, you can keep refreshing the latest trailer below…