Synopsis: Ian Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his crew for the death of his brother.
Release Date: April 3, 2015
Thoughts: Hi, my name is Joe and I’m a fan of the Fast and the Furious franchise. This wasn’t as hard to admit as one might think and it’s an admission made easier by the fact that what started as a B-movie rip off of Point Break (trading surfboards for cars) has evolved into an engaging action series that improves with each passing installment. Sure, 2 Fast 2 Furious stumbled and I may be the only one that enjoyed The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift but the last three films (especially 2013’s breathless Fast & Furious 6) have upped the ante without turning the whole affair into a self-aware camp fest. Though the dark cloud of star Paul Walker’s tragic passing will likely hang heavy over the film, I’m hoping that the extra production time allowed director James Wan (The Conjuring) and writer Chris Morgan (47 Ronin) to orchestrate a fitting torch passing that allows the series to continue.