The Overstuffed, Overdone, Overlong, Cheerfully Absurd 'Furious 7'

April 5, 2015 1:39 AM

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At the end of The Fast and the Furious, Brian (Paul Walker) gives former enemy Dom (Vin Diesel) a car so he can drive alone into the sunset. Fourteen years and six films later, there's precious little alone time for the Furious clan. This lucrative franchise has so many recurring characters that they really should trade in their muscle cars and charter a team bus.

Overpopulation worthy of an X-Men flick is just one pothole for Furious 7, which at 137 minutes also suffers from bloating and repetition. Yet the first movie in the series to be directed by Saw's James Wan is as zippy, playful and amiably preposterous as the best of the previous models. The filmmak...

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