Finally, made it to the movie in IMAX and 3D. Thankfully, I did not have an headache after the movie, which if not the 3D glasses, all the sound effects related to the blasts and the action sequences should have caused, but surprisingly no headache. In fact I felt so… energized.. 😉 Wonder why.
We know how it would end, we know who gets hurt and who doesn’t etc etc.. So no going into the story or anything. But when Jason Stratham and Vin Diesel really get into that street fight mode, I now know to whom my heart goes. Its Vin Diesel. Doubt cleared. I thought I will feel bad for Jason, but nope. Action sequences were amazing….be it jumping cars from that plane , or the bus sequence with Paul, the car flying between buildings, exchanging people between two running cars, whoa!!! They have taken the action to a whole new level. Too good.. I was on the edge of my seat for some of them and clapping so hard after they ended. Good one liners for Vin Diesel and some comic relief by Tyrese (especially the one where he has to jump with his car from the plane….and where he talks about management…) Jason doesn’t have much scope for acting and even with action, it was very primitive. Dwayne Johnson comes when he is required and no more. Sound track in the background was very good and was the sound effects.
But at the end, I had tears in my eyes. Because of the perfect tribute to Paul Walker that was done at the last 5-10 mins. Couldn’t have done it any better. Was so touching and heart felt. When we see the old clippings that is when we can see how much they have grown up in the span of these 6 movies. RIP Paul. And I am glad I watched this in theater in 3D and IMAX, even though the movie is both ridiculous and wonderful at the same time.