Just when you thought the Fast and Furious crew had taken their “last ride,” the almighty dollar, er, the need to tell the next chapter in the series brings audiences the seventh installment. In case you had thought that fully teaming up with US Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) to take down international mercenary Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) was the biggest trick you’d get to see from Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and crew, then you weren’t dreaming big enough.
I find it touching that Paul Walker’s last completed film before his untimely death would be an indie about saving a child’s life. Walker had parlayed his boyish, Southern-Cal charm in the likes of “Pleasantville” and “Varsity Blues” to star in action vehicles like “The Fast and the Furious” and “Running Scared.” Unfortunately, these movies didn’t require much more than having cool hair and either smiling or grimacing. So it’s good to see actors, like Walker, take on roles every now and then that require them to stretch muscles they don’t usually use. Continue Reading