Movie review of 'Furious 7' feat. Ronda Rousey

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To begin, if you are wanting to know about what happen's with Paul Walker's character, Brian, I won't be posting anything about that. I don't want to spoil that part of the movie for anyone. This is just my thoughts on how the movie itself was compared to the hype that always surrounds the "Fast" franchise.

The movie is two hours and 17 minutes, making it the longest movie in the series. Maybe it was because I was extremely tired while watching it, but a couple of times it felt like the longest movie in the series.

Anyway, here we go.

The highlights of the movie for me were the two Jason Statham fights. He has a good fight scene with The Rock early on and then has a nice encounter near the end with Mr. Vin Diesel. Part of me was waiting for a triple threat match that never came.

UFC champ Ronda Rousey was in the movie for about two minutes, maybe three (see her red carpet photos here). By my calculations, and this is no knock on her, but she was probably the 143rd hottest chick in this movie. They really went out of their way to add all the eye candy they could, which is perfectly fine with me.

My biggest complaint about this movie actually has nothing at all to really do with the movie.

My issue is that with all the trailers they put out for this movie, they basically already showed every big action scene and how it turned out. We knew they would drop cars out of planes. We knew that Brian would run on top of a bus that is falling off a cliff and that he would jump and extend himself to grab hold of a car. We knew that Dom and Brian would drive a car through buildings and then jump out at the last second, all of this was available in the trailers.

Just like with the 20 trailers for The Avengers movie coming out, they reveal way too much.

If you are one of the few people who have not seen any of the previous six movies, you will still be able to able to watch this and perfectly understand what is going on. As we know, nobody really goes to see these movies for the deep story-lines.

It's not like watching The Wire or Game of Thrones.

Anyway, this is definitely worth watching. It's the last movie Paul was filming before his unfortunate death. We get to see The Rock, Vin, and Statham all in the same movie. We get to see 32-year-old Lucas Black reprise his role as a teenager from Tokyo Drift. And we get one race. Yep, just one, but it's in there. But it doesn't involve Dom. Or Brian. Out of 10, I'd give it an 8. Certainly worth watching, especially in a time where I really don't think much is worth watching in theaters.

That said, this is just my second time at the movies this year (Get Hard was the first).

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