Furious 7

Furious-7Amongst all the madness of exam season, I somehow managed to take some time out to go and watch Furious 7. Before I start on how much I LOVED it, here’s a short summary of the plot from IMDB, because I couldn’t have explained it better…

Dominic Torretto and his crew thought they left the criminal mercenary life behind. They defeated an international terrorist named Owen Shaw and went their seperate ways. But now, Shaw’s brother, Deckard Shaw is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde, and a shady government official called “Mr. Nobody” are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called God’s Eye, that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God’s Eye program while caught in a power struggle between terrorist and the United States government.

The movie was overwhelmingly mindblowing! Right from the very first scene, I knew this was going to be good. And when I say good, I mean CRAZY good. And I was right about that. Yes, the film showed some really silly gravity defying stunts and it was a little bit cliched at times. Also, the plot could’ve been stronger, considering how Dom’s group was fighting Somalian terrorists for a computer program and it’s maker, all of which basically had nothing to do with them, all because a covert ops team proposed to ally with them in return of their help to deal with Deckard Shaw. I mean most of the time they were just fighting a third party, when actually their enemy was just one person. That looked a teensy bit off to me. BUT, who cares?? I mean, despite all these little flaws, this movie has everything you want to see in a blockbuster. Who doesn’t want to see cars skydiving from an aircraft and racing through one skyscraper to another at such high altitudes? Call it mindless all you want, but you can’t deny, it was fun to watch.
Jason Statham, the new addition to the movie’s cast, playing Deckard Shaw was brilliant in his role. That guy had some real issues though, throwing bombs everywhere and at everyone. An extremely strong antagonist and a very tough one to beat. He practically looked ‘indestructible’ to me throughout the movie. I really really hope he comes back in the next installment. Vin, Paul, Michelle, Dwayne, Jordana, Tyrese and Ludacris were all fantastic as usual.

Putting all of it’s action packed, adrenaline rush inducing, edge-of-the-seat thrill aside, we all know what this movie stood for. This movie was meant to be a tribute to it’s late actor Paul Walker and that, it did beautifully. Salute to it’s makers, who gave this movie an exceptionally moving and poetic end, and more than succeeding in bidding a warm farewell to a departed family member. In the last scene, you could see it in Vin Diesel’s eyes… it wasn’t Dom saying goodbye to Brian, it was Vin saying goodbye to Paul. That scene gave out some major sentimental vibes. The song ‘See You Again’ by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth only added to the beauty of the climax. It got me, to be honest. And every single person at the cinema. In my twenty years of life, I had never seen the entire hall clapping in unison at the end of the movie. But it happened today. That in itself says how much people loved Paul.

It’s been a long day without you my friend
And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again

For Paul.

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Let’s talk about Interstellar…

interstellar-photos-pictures-stillsI was madly waiting for this movie, and God knows how I waited for another 10 days even after it’s release because I was waiting for my exams to get over. But anyway, I finally watched it last night and I’m still in awe, like, what the hell I witnessed yesterday.

This. Movie. Is. A. Masterpiece. It’s absolutely genius. The movie is about a few explorers who go out in search of a habitable planet in another galaxy through a worm hole because Earth is dying. That’s it. I’ll try and keep my mouth zipped so as not to reveal any more of the plot, just in case you  haven’t watched it yet. So here’s what I thought about the movie…

For those of you who think it’s just another sci-fi space movie, let me tell you, it’s not JUST that. It’s not like Gravity, like what a lot of people presume by trailers. It’s a Christopher Nolan movie and he is The Director of this age. Like his every other movie, Interstellar is based on a complex subject presented onscreen in a phenomenal way, like no other director could have done it. But unlike his any other movie, this movie will take you on a ride through time and space to another galaxy, into the worlds of high tides and frozen clouds, through a wormhole and into a black hole, from a three dimensional world to a five dimensional one, making you question the depths of the universe like you never did. If you liked Inception and said to yourself after the movie, “Woah! That was mindblowing”, I can assure you that after watching Interstellar you will find yourself speechless, too shaken to the core by the masterpiece you just witnessed to say anything.

What’s more is that this movie isn’t just all about science and space, it has every other aspect of a perfect movie balanced together with a great finesse. When was the last time you cried in a sci-fi movie? Probably never. But you’ll do in this one. Because this movie starts with a close father-daughter relationship and it ends with it. And throughout the movie you’ll find yourself rooting for Cooper (the protagonist) to find his way back home to his daughter. And the way Matthew played this role is absolutely commendable. He was perfect in every single scene. And so was Anne Hathaway. Stop the hate, haters, because this woman has proved herself yet again. She is just as brilliant in this movie as always  and you can all back the eff down while she makes her way to different stages to recieve awards for this movie.

Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy, David Gyasi and Matt Damon were all fantastic in their respective roles. Oh and, how did I forget to mention! The background scores by Hans Zimmer were absolutely spot on. A big credit goes to his music for making the film look more alive. All in all, it was a piece of cinematic excellence. And by what I feel, it has ‘Oscars’ written all over it.

You should NOT miss it at any cost. If you watch one movie this season, let this be it. Because movies like these are not made every day. And just a heads up for you, don’t miss out on a single dialoug. Watch it with your full attention and don’t get distracted for a single second. Because you can’t afford to do that in this movie. Now go watch it!

P.S. : For those of you who have watched it, I need to ask you one thing. How did Cooper get out from the tesseract and  straight back to near Saturn?