Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -


You can safely take your time mak­ing pop­corn be­fore you park your­self in front of Fast & Fu­ri­ous 7. The first halfhour is as hor­ri­bly hack­neyed as this fa­mously fuel- in­jected fran­chise has ever been. How­ever, af­ter that, the movie swiftly be­gins earn­ing its keep. Re­cent F& F se­quels have paid their way by pin­ning ev­ery­thing on au­da­ciously ridicu­lous and ir­re­sistibly adrenalised set- piece stunt se­quences, and this one ups the ante in all the best ways. Two ex­tended scenes set at high al­ti­tudes dis­obey all laws of ve­loc­ity, ge­om­e­try and air­traffi c con­trol so fla­grantly, you just won’t be able to wipe the dopey grin off your face. The rest is tosh, save for a touch­ing trib­ute to the late Paul Walker at the close.

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