Furious 7 literally "broke" the box office when it came out on April 2nd this year in the U.S. and grossed 397.6 million dollars in its first five days released. That's almost four million Franklins.
It grossed over 1.5 billion dollars worldwide and broke records. This obviously occurred due to the unfortunate passing of Paul Walker in his apparent car crash along with Roger Rodas. Although the Fast and Furious Franchise was already one of the most famous to date, Paul Walker's death shed a surprising amount of extra light on the upcoming movie. With the added attention and suspense that the last movie left people in, Furious 7 came out with a bang. The movie continued to break records and amazed viewers. There was even a song released by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth titled See You Again that showed Paul Walker and Vin Diesel both in separate cars.
In the end of the video it showed both Walker and Diesel driving in different directions due to a fork in the road. This not only shows so much about the Franchise, but the symbolism of this scene as well.
This shows the symbolism of how in the real movie, Walker parts ways with Diesel, as he goes in a different direction to a different place, and also in real life how Walker parted ways with Diesel as he left this world. This made the comment section of this video filled with tears and weeping.
With Paul Walker gone, this left the directors in a difficult position on how to finish the movie. Instead of killing off Paul Walker in the real movie, they simply retired his character, hired four people with very similar physique to Walker and brought in Walker's two brothers, Caleb Walker and Cody Walker to fulfill Walker's roles as stand-ins. They also used other software to create Walker's voice and face so they could continue with the completion of the movie.
After all this, you'd expect to see the ratings of the movie to be 9 if not 10, however many reliable critics rated the movie 6.7 and other various substandard ratings. As big as many people thought it would be, critics left no mercy for the movie and one critic, A.O. Scott of the New York Times described the movie as, "Furious 7 extends its predecessors’ inclusive, stereotype-resistant ethic. Compared to almost any other large-scale, big-studio enterprise, the Furious brand practices a slick, no-big-deal multiculturalism, and nods to both feminism and domestic traditionalism." Scott rated the movie 5. This shows a lot about the difference between a movie with just added hype and a movie with something actually to be seen. Walker's death certainly provided a hype, however many people would argue that they only wanted to see the movie because of Paul Walker and came out of the movies mad or sad of the fact that trailers caused unnecessary hype. Even though it came out with a bang it left many with disappointing looks and unhappy reviews. To wrap it up, for everything Furious and 7, keep it here at Moviepilot.