MONDAY FAST & FURIOUS 7
FOXTEL PREMIERE, 8.30PM ★★ ★
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.