(This review may contain spoilers).
After this film hit a somewhat rocky start (with subtitles at the beginning and a lack of picture to start), when it was restarted, I quickly found myself drawn into the world and the relationship between the characters once more.
Jason Statham seems to be a go-to actor for action films and I honestly can’t see him involved in many other genres. Although I do think he’s somewhat type-cast, I do like him as an actor and it was cool to see him in this movie.
I liked how the relationship with Dom and Letty was still somewhat rocky. Even though they were together, I felt it was realistic for there to be issues between them that extended through a lot of the film.
I really like Michelle Rodriquez as an actress. The first film I saw her in was Resident Evil and there was one scene in particular that she sounded very much like Rain. I really like her as Letty – I definitely feel like she was the perfect choice.
I liked seeing a bit more of Brian’s family with Mia and Jack. It was good to see that they were a proper family who cared for each other, even if Brian was restless at times.
It was good to see most of the characters/team join forces for this movie as well. Although there were a few less humorous moments in this movie, there were some that helped to defuse the tension at times throughout. There seemed to be a lot more intense scenes, though, such as vehicles falling off a cliff and dropping out of airplanes.
There were some incredibly cool scenes in this movie, a lot of which kept me on the edge of my seat while I was watching. I have to say, I liked Ramsey’s character quite a lot. I didn’t at first, but as she had more scenes, she grew on me quite a bit. I also have to say that the film-makers did a really good job of having Brian’s character throughout.
There were some quite sad scenes at the end of the film, but I felt they were a fitting tribute to Paul Walker. The ending of the film worked really well… and I felt it was a true way of saying goodbye to the actor.