Fast and Furious 7 hits theaters

It is finally here. The 7th movie of the Fast and Furious series was released on April 3rd, and it has been much anticipated since the end of Fast and Furious 6 when Jason Statham made an appearance and hype only grew when word got out that they had started production on the seventh one before the sixth one was even released.

Many people say this series has gone on for far too long, and that all of the movies are essentially the same thing. Except this time there was a major member missing from their cast; Paul Walker. There were a large number of people who believed that the series would be over after the tragic death of Paul Walker in November of 2013 while the seventh movie was a little less than half done, but the series has continued, and it seems it has never been better as sales are much higher than projected and are passing sales of Fast and Furious 6.

When Fast and Furious 6 came out in May of 2013, they film earned a little over $97 million domestically in the first weekend of its released (Today, it has earned around $790 million). As of April 5th, 2015, Fast and Furious 7 has earned $147 million domestically. So far, it has gotten an 83% on Rotten Tomatoes and has gotten an audience score of 4.4/5.

All the way back in January of 2014, it was reported that Walker’s character would retire in the movie, instead of having him killed off, contrary to popular belief. Then a couple of months later it was reported that the series had hired about 4 people whose bodies strongly resemble Walker’s, and they would be used, but just a month later it was decided that they would use Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, to play him in situations where they needed him. The directors hired Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital, who worked in the “Lord of the Rings” franchise and also in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, to simulate Walker’s face and body features.

Now with the seventh movie finally out, the future of the series is uncertain. It’s very hard to believe that they would continue the series completely without Walker, but the films are earning more and more income, so maybe that is not so far-fetched. Whatever the series decides to do, the Fast and Furious series will be remembered as an action-packed, highly unrealistic, and financially successful series for a very long time.

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