Yeah... I finally saw a movie in the theater. I've been so busy with friends and family visiting the past two weeks so I haven't been able to get much reading done or movie seeing. So it was nice to get out tonight and see this in IMAX. I like this movie franchise. Yes it's kind of out there... but I enjoy seeing crazy car chases and big explosions. It's a great start to the summer movie season.. though technically it's spring.
I love the Rock. Love love love him.. so any movie with him in it has me headed to the theater. I was also curious as to what they were going to do with Paul Walker's character and I like that they did a little tribute scene at the end of the movie to him. The movie magic does a good job of using CGI and Walker's brothers to complete the film with him in. There were some great stunts in the movie and seeing Jason Statham added to the franchise really added some spice. One stunt scene includes cars parachuting out of a plane and landing on a mountain. What was really enjoyable about this part of the movie is that it was filmed in my hometown. I've driven on that road in the mountains though not in the same manner as the stunt team.
It's hard to believe how old the first film is in this series. I was just married really.. I remember buying the DVD! It was like one of the first ones I owned. My only problem with the movie is that the Rock isn't in it more. When he is in it ... he makes the movie. OK maybe I'm just saying that because I love him. But it was super fun when he is on screen. To be honest this is a crazy over the top action film but that is what I was expecting. No one would live through half the things happening to characters .. hopefully people know this.
I hear there is going to be an 8th movie. I don't know how I feel about that. I almost feel like the film should go in another direction. Maybe a new crew??? I don't know. We'll see what the future holds.