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“Furious 7” was the most anticipated movie of 2015.

It is the best installment to the franchise to date. The two-hour long film has fast and luxurious super-cars, extravagant parties, nonstop action, amazing stunts and most importantly it expresses the concept of family. This film is definitely worth the price of a movie ticket.

With each sequel, “The Fast and the Furious” franchise has grown from being a simple and interesting story about street racers to a tale where the core group has been turned into superheroes without the flashy costumes.

James Wan, who is very successful as director for horror franchises like “Saw,” “Insidious” and “The Conjuring,” now takes a stab at both directing action and taking over an already successful franchise.

“Furious 7” starts off with the crew being hunted down by a member of the Shaw clan for its actions in “Fast and Furious 6.” Wan didn’t only continue the action packed street racing, but added some brutal fist fights.

This film focuses on the fight to keep the group safe so that all its members can return to a life of normalcy in their home of Los Angeles, two things they had finally attained after six previous movies.

Though the film gives us nonstop action and awesome stunts, the true message is centered on the concept of family. Not blood related, but the family you can choose. The message of the film is strengthened due to Paul Walker’s passing.

After the death of Paul Walker, who was killed in a car crash during the making of “Furious 7,” everyone was left wondering what was going to happen to his character, Brian O’Conner.

The film turns emotional toward the end.

The tribute to Walker is a perfect way to end the film, not only do we see how much Walker meant to the franchise but also how much he meant to Vin Diesel and all others who were close to him. The film gave us one last ride with Walker showing a montage of his work from the first six furious films.

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Briana Velarde, Online Editor
Just a journalist in the making. You can call me Bree.  This is my last semester on the newspaper but like everyone else I started as a staff writer. I have also been Social Media, Multimedia, and Arts & Entertainment editor. Currently pursuing a career in journalism. Music, entertainment, and visual stories are my passion. How much time do I spend in the newsroom? All day. Well maybe not all day because I work at a theater and sweep popcorn for a living, but hey these bills aren't going to pay themselves. My ultimate goal to become a digital content producer for a radio station. If all else fails catch me designing for a magazine like Complex or Fader. Since my life revolves online, therefore I am your current Online Editor. Excited to be able to share my content on the online and print version of Talon Marks, read all about it!
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