Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Dominic and his crew thought they'd left the criminal mercenary life behind. They'd defeated international terrorist Owen Shaw and went their separate ways. But now, Shaw's brother, Deckard Shaw, is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between the terrorist and the United States government.
While in the hospital, Hobbs played by Dwayne Johnson is watching The Incredible Hulk which starred Lou Ferrigno. Both actors also played Hercules, Ferrigno in 1983 and Johnson in 2014. See more »
During the opening scene, as Shaw leaves the hospital and gets into his car, the registration plate is missing from the front of the car making it illegal to driven in the UK. See more »
[Picks up phone]
Brian, are you okay?
Mia, listen to me. Something's about to go down. And if you don't hear from me in 24 hours, I need you to take Jack and move on. You understand? You understand what I'm saying?
Look, I can't do that Brian. I can't. We're going to have another baby. It's a little girl.
[laughs of happiness]
And she's going to need her father so you have to finish what you're doing and you have to come home to her. You have to come home to us. I'm sorry I didn't tell you before...
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Before the credits, there is a title card that reads, "For Paul", dedicating the film to deceased star Paul Walker. See more »
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from the seventh installment of this successful franchise but I was totally blown away by the seamless and well choreographed fight scenes and car chases. What makes this movie stand out from its predecessors is how it goes beyond the modding of Japanese street cars to engaging the viewer with a very decent storyline that pulls together all of the previous movies. I particularly liked the use of the cut-scenes from previous films that reminded viewers of the continuity of one helluva story.
Of course, the other side of going to see this movie was knowing the loss of its prime star - Paul Walker - to a shocking car accident last year, and wondering how much of a role he would play in the film and how well they would work their CGI magic into his role. Needless to say, it was very well done (even though you could tell when they did use CGI of his face in a few scenes).
Not trying to give anything away, but the final 5 minutes was a fitting send off for Paul. I'm sure there was a few takes for the final scene on the beach.
Great film. 10/10 from me.
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