Furious 7

Furious 7 ★★★½

It’s not that they jump a car from one building to another. It’s that they jump a car from one building to another and then to a second building — and when they make the first jump they cut to a super wide shot so you can see the third building in the distance and think to yourself “Holy shit they are going to jump the other one too.” That’s cinema magic right there.

Furious 7 is not the best Fast (that’s Fast Five, although I haven’t had time to rewatch it this week) but it’s arguably the purest version of what these movies have become, namely this deeply sentimental tribute to macho brotherhood and its ability to defeat anything, up to and including physics. Also, this would make a weirdly interesting double feature with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood for a lot of reasons.

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