My name is Brian, I’m 24 years old and like all types of movies. The latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise – Furious 7 – made me cry.
I sound like I’m at an AA meeting, but I just had to get it off my chest.
I’m not ashamed to admit that it wasn’t the onions in my popcorn. I’m a grown man, and the end of this movie brought me to tears.
The best part is I wasn’t alone. You could hear a pin drop as the midnight crowd flowed towards the exits, tears too flowing from their face.
I own the first six Fast and Furious movies on DVD and will essentially defend them to the death as the greatest of all time. So yeah, I’ve been invested in these characters since day one. You could say that I have a bit of an obsession.
I’ve already spent money at two different movie theaters to see Furious 7. I’ll probably see it again for a third time Saturday afternoon, and I’ll probably cry again.
That may seem a bit crazy to some, but understand that this is my Harry Potter.
I do understand that the Fast and Furious saga may not be for everyone. It can come off as cliche, almost a bit tacky at times, due to it’s propensity for brandishing hot girls and fast cars over bad acting.
But I’ve always found it easy to just turn off my brain, sit back, and enjoy the movies for what they’re worth; and embrace the acting for what it is instead of bad mouthing it for something it’s not, nor ever has been.
See, the Fast and Furious movies have always been about one thing, and that’s family. The final product is a direct representation of the actors who portray the likes of Brian O’Connor and Dominic Toretto. The series is on its seventh movie because the acting has always been just a bunch of close friends standing around on a movie set having fun together.
I have never understood why people expected it to be more, thus causing them not to like it.
It’s okay, I can get over that. What I won’t get over is folks who didn’t like Furious 7. Which was quite a few outside of its loyal fan base, surprisingly.
I mean, how does this not make you tear up?
Go ahead and start polishing Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s Oscar for Best Original Song already.
This tribute video, which is very similar to the ending of the movie, is the most tastefully done tribute I’ve ever seen. It’s comprised mostly of scenes of Paul Walker from the previous five movies he starred in, but also seemingly uses CGI and his brother to fill in the scenes from the current movie.
It’s just so real and at the same time, he’s gone, so you know that it’s not.
I dare you to watch this movie and not feel something. I hate Wiz Khalifa and this song punched me right in the feels. If this song makes your eyes well up you’ll end up bawling like a baby in your seat at the theater.
I know I was.
(Featured Image courtesy of Fast and Furious Facebook)