‘Furious 7’ makes cars fly, pulses race

The freewheeling Fast & Furious franchise is at the top of its game with its latest far-fetched go-round.

Furious 7 offers edge-of-the-seat excitement with outlandish action sequences, inventive stunts, hilarious cartoonish moments and even some touching emotion.

Sure, there are plenty of eye-rolling moments: Vin Diesel’s acting skills consist mostly of glowering. The movie can be deafening with amplified sounds of cars revving. Its wide-ranging, gravity-defying plot rarely makes sense. And yet, what it offers in spades is pure, adrenaline-infused fun.

Director James Wan (The Conjuring) and the returning cast wink at the audience with self-mocking one-liners, delving deeper than ever into fantasy with jaw-dropping car stunts.

On the gentler side, the movie offers a lovely, lump-in-the-throat tribute to the affablePaul Walker, killed in a car accident in November 2013.

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