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Furious 7 (2015)

My Ratings: 4/5.

‘This time it ain’t just about being fast’

The film Fast & Furious 7 (according to director James Wan it’s titled Furious 7 referencing the Seven Samurai) is exactly what it promises to be – sexy cars, hot girls, wacky action and also a perfect emotional tale of love and friendship.

Fast-and-Furious-7-Poster3Made as a sequel to the last installment (Fast & Furious 6), this time Jason Statham joins the party as the badass big-brother of Luke Evans‘s character and he is all set to take care of his brother’s unfinished business.

Jason Statham later teamed up with Djimon Hounsou are probably the deadliest opponents ever who had a face-off with our usual Fast & Furious gang Vin DieselPaul WalkerDwayne JohnsonMichelle RodriguezLudacrisTyrese Gibson (though Sung Kang didn’t have much scope for action this time).

Nathalie Emmanuel as the sexy hacker, Kurt Russell as the mysterious Mr.Nobody and Iggy Azalea in a cameo – all did hit the right notes. 

Fast-and-Furious-7-Poster1And thus in this twisted, adrenalin pumping ride for revenge we experience some of the best action sequences and i am sure by the end of the film you will be convinced that ‘cars do fly’.

Director James Wan who took a break from the horror genre ( his earlier films being Dead Silence (2007)The Conjuring (2013) and the Insidious series) did an awesome job with this brilliant action pact drama.

Credit goes to the cinematographers Marc Spicer and Stephen F. Windon for the dynamic action shots taken (especially in those hand-to-hand combat sequences) where the camera moves in perfect sync with the actors and enhances the impact of their actions.

Fast-and-Furious-7-Poster2Cool editing and exotic soundtracks to match the pace of the film, Furious 7 is a high-voltage power house of entertainment that keeps you to the very edge of your seat.

A respectful dedication to the beloved actor Paul Walker (who was killed in a car crash on November 30, 2013) while the film was half way in the making.

A must for the F&F fanclub but for those who are not a die-hard fan of the Fast & Furious franchise (like me), even they can enjoy this one as simply a cool action flick.

Fast & Furious 7 – a ride worth taking.

Note: Body doubles, stunt doubles, and CGI were used to complete the film following Paul Walker‘s death.

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

My Ratings: 4/5

Guardians of the Galaxy is the ultimate surprise package for superhero movie lovers!

Director James Gunn has successfully created a very entertaining galaxy where you can completely loose yourself once your 3D glasses are in position.

Peter Quills (Chris Pratt) the self-proclaimed ‘Star Lord’ is our witty protagonist who cruises in his spaceship – a charming thief by profession.

And then we have Gamora the sexy assassin (Zoe Saldana), Drax the destroyer who is hungry for revenge (Dave Bautista), Rocket the gun-crazy talking raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot the humanoid tree with very limited vocabulary (Vin Diesel).

In the process of stealing the Orb that contains mysterious powers Peter Quills meets these other not-so-human characters. Eventually they make a weird but awesome team and try their best to save the galaxy from the evil/powerful Ronan (Lee Pace).

Will they able to protect our planets and be known as the Guardians of the Galaxy?

Watch the film and you will know all the answers – probably the best Sci-Fi films of our times.

Maintaining the humor throughout, Guardians of the Galaxy boasts some of the most amazing space-action sequences. A perfect balance of VFX thrills and emotional story-telling.

Actors like Benicio Del Toro, John C. Reilly and Djimon Hounsou play short but entertaining roles in the film.

Guardians of the Galaxy has a certain uniqueness that sets it apart from the other Marvel comics-adapted films but then again, it also has some of the distinctive features to excite the Marvel fan following.

A film that should be watched only in 3D to get the best look at our galaxy and it’s guardians.

Film trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CqymRQ1uUU

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How to train your dragon 2 (2014)

My Ratings: 4/5

How to train your dragon 2 is Dream Work’s sequel to their earlier immensely popular film by the same name (of course without the ‘2’).

Think twice before you say ‘the sky is the limit’ since the Vikings from the island of Berk have no limitations when it comes to riding their dragons at lightning speed; soaring up through the clear blue sky either for an entertaining  sheep-scoring game or may be just for an adventurous ride in search of unknown territories.

In How to train your dragon 2 the bonding between Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and his leathery pet dragon Toothless is undoubtedly the spine of the film but that’s not all – this sequel promises to be much bigger and better.

With voices of Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill (just to name a few) and a superb story-line that’s amusing and emotional at the same time, How to train your dragon 2 successfully manages to awe not only their target audience group – the children but also the adults.

In one hand it is the touching story of reunion – Valka (who devoted her life to protect dragons) meets her family after twenty years – young Hiccup (her son) and Stoick, the Viking chief (her husband). A perfect little love story lost and found.

On the other hand it is the tale of an epic battle fought when an evil madman Drago Bludvist (Djimon Hounsou) challenges the Vikings with his dragon army.

How to train your dragon 2 has dragons of all shapes and sizes you can possibly imagine – from the two mammoth size alpha dragons who can freeze entire townships by their frosty breaths, to the little fun-loving dragon cubs impossible to tame.

Technically the best work in computer graphics I have seen till date.

Details in textures, super-smooth animation and brilliant camera work to give the audience the ultimate 3D experience especially in the numerous dragon-flying sequences.

Director Dean DeBlois and his team have done an amazing job.

Overall How to train your dragon 2 (in 3D) is visually spectacular, has a great story line and most importantly entertaining.

How often have you seen kids nagging their parents for a repeat show of a film while coming out of the cinema hall?

Do enjoy the show.

Film trailer link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9a4PvzlqoQ

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