Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fast and Furious 7 Facebook page revs up to 45,867,448 Likes!

Fast & Furious 7 is now in post-production. FF fans are eagerly awaiting the birth of Fast and Furious 7, the last Paul Walker movie due out in theaters on April 3, 2015. This high octane racing and heist movie combined these genre ingredients to drive the franchise into mega stardom. Paul Walker and Vin Diesel represented Fast and Furious movies with the highest respect, pouring their hearts into these awesome films since the high powered The Fast and the Furious movie glorified street racing in 2001.

James Wan joined Fast and Furious last year after delivering two knockout punches in the box office. The Conjuring and Insidious Chapter II both opened at $40+ million in the weekend box office, representing box office records for one director in the same year. No director before James Wan has opened two movies in the same year at $40+ million, let alone having two movies falling into the horror genre. James Wan and Paul Walker instantly clicked, where Walker shared in an interview before his passing that he considered James a "G" for his work ethics and confidence.

The unexpected death of the Fast and Furious protagonist, Paul Walker, changed the dynamics of this FF movie series. The rumor mill is churning talk, with recent news circulating on Film Blend, that Fast and Furious 7 may represent the last Fast and Furious movie ever. According to this film website, the stress of delivering the best possible movie under extreme conditions (Paul Walker's passing), exhausted the cast and crew. Moving forward without the franchise star could decrease interest over time.

We never doubted that Fast and Furious 7 would propel, even with one of our favorite Fast and Furious stars gone forever. Dating back to Fast & Furious, this film series has outperformed itself time-after-time again. Weekend box office numbers for Fast & Furious 7 are expected to grab $115+ million. It wouldn't surprise us if Fast and Furious 7 generates $300+ million in its overall domestic box office and nearly $1 billion worldwide.

Fast and Furious 7 has raced off to 45,867,448 Facebook likes. This is impressive! The high number of likes indicate that Fast and Furious has a huge following. If we convert these Facebook numbers into movie ticket sales, then we are looking at over $600+ million in ticket sales. This does not factor in fans who want to watch the movie multiple times and those who don't use Facebook.

Fast and Furious 7 will be the biggest story of 2015. It will make its way onto the silver screen post-Paul Walker. As Film Blend shared, this film is more about a tribute to Paul Walker than anything else. Watch Fast and Furious 7 in theaters on April 3, 2015. Keep an eye on this website for upcoming news. #GoFF7

Friday, July 11, 2014

It's a Wrap! Fast & Furious crew finishes up shooting Fast & Furious 7 and is now in Post-Production

Fast & Furious 7 is now in Post-Production. James Wan and his team are working on completed production material to package this much anticipated FF movie in a major blockbuster. Since the late Paul Walker is no longer here with us, Universal Studios, producers and James Wan held meetings on how to handle this tragedy. With emotions set aside, Universal Studio green lighted Fast & Furious 7 production and this film is now being cut. This Fast & Furious 7 movie will be a tribute to the late Paul Walker.

Many Fast and Furious movie fans mourned the death of their favorite FF star. It saddened them to see any news coverage on Paul Walker's death. We were deeply affected by this shocking news. It is surreal to think that this will be the last time we watch Paul Walker at the movies.

Several months after Paul Walker's passing, James Wan has now completed production of Fast & Furious 7. According to Cinema Blend, Vin Diesel and crew wrote a heartfelt love letter to Paul Walker and FF fans. This letter proves how genuine these performers actually are and how they treat their co-stars and fans like a family. There is cohesiveness in every movie. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and cast members went out on the junket to promote Fast & Furious movies with excitement and respect.

We can consider Fast and Furious movies a part of our family. We get lost in the adventures these FF movies deliver us. The viewing experience is always rewarding, no matter if this is our first run or multiple runs into the FF race. Fast and Furious movies are what make Hollywood a dream land.

We dream to become our best. Dom is a gifted racer who refuses to lose. Brian never gave up trying to beat Dom, Their on-scene bond made these racing movies the best experience. The Fast and the Furious (2001) movie overcame the odds to win out in the box office with a massive $41 million in its first weekend. The ride has never stopped since then. Paul Walker continued to move the franchise forward with 2 Fast 2 Furious. This movie scored a knockout on its first weekend and preserved this series.

We assumed Tokyo Drift would slow down the franchise. Think again. This change of scenery added another dimension, another dynamic to the plot. We were treated to Fast and Furious movies going backwards to reveal backstories and predetermined events prior to Tokyo Drift. We learned about Han. We learned more about Dom and his loyalty for his family. If Dom accepted you, everyone respected you.

What many thought wouldn't move forward after the passing of Paul Walker, it is now a reality. In 9 months from now, James Wan will give birth to Fast & Furious 7. This wide release on April 3, 2015 is expected to break box office records. FF fans know this is the last time they will see Paul Walker on the silver screen. Fast & Furious 7 is Paul Walker's last movie ever.

We can't wait until April 3, 2015 to watch Fast & Furious 7. James Wan is a brilliant director. We enjoyed his past work in Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring and Insidious Chapter 2. However, Wan's Dead Silence is on the lower end of these great horror movies listed above. Fast & Furious 7 is James Wan's first major action movie, so this release will show us his visionary directorial gift in motion.

As mentioned in this Cinema Blend article, the author believes that Fast and Furious 7 will represent the last film in this series. Because the death of Paul Walker, the crew struggled to finish production. Making Fast & Furious 8  & 9 may not make sense for this crew anymore. It is not the same without Paul Walker's energy. His physical presence is longer around to inspire them, only his memory.

If this Fast & Furious 7 movie is the last, get out there and watch it as many times as possible to pay tribute to Paul Walker. Thank Vin Diesel for delivering the best performances of his movie career. Show gratitude for all Fast and Furious crew members that entertained us for the past 14 years (by the time the movie is released next year).

Awesome work Fast & Furious crew for completing production on Fast 7!

RIP Paul Walker: Thank you for inspiring us to believe in life beyond our ourselves.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rumor Mill: Paul Walker's ending in Fast and Furious movies

The world knows by now that Paul Walker left us on November 30, 2013 in Santa Clarita, California. Universal Studios and film crew put Fast and Furious 7 on hold to mourn the death of their beloved friend and co-star, Paul Walker. The rumor mill is moving overtime, speculating that Paul Walker's brother Cody Walker could/would stand-in to complete the remaining scenes. Another rumor is that Paul Walker wouldn't be killed off in the FF series to show respect for this sensitive issue.

Read this Vibe article on Paul Walker's expected fate in his Fast and Furious 7 ending here

Paul Walker and his death are heartfelt to millions. There is positive reception on this kind individual, whose work beyond movie acting made a difference in countless lives. It's sad to lose someone such as Paul Walker, a genuine human being that had many more years to grace this world. However, we live life and hope we can make a difference day-in and day-out. We never know when our last day will come. All we can do is our best to live a quality life, making another person smile with every passing minute.

Paul Walker made us smile. The good he's done will live on in his memory. We anticipate Fast & Furious 7 under James Wan will be a mega blockbuster. James Wan is a brilliant director, whose past work in Saw, Dead Silence, The Conjuring, and Insidious movies gained Paul Walker's respect. Paul called James a "G" in an interview before his death.

Fast & Furious 7 will be Paul Walker's last film ever. We suspect Paul Walker's character Brian O'Connor will be retired to show respect because killing this character off in a fiery crash is way too cruel. We have to separate fact from fiction. It is the right way to say goodbye to Paul Walker on the silver screen. We enjoyed his work on the Fast and Furious series. It saddened us all, many of us shedding tears anytime Paul Walker's name surfaced in the news, on websites, and in a new movie.

Lets make Paul Walker's last movie end on a memorable note. We sense there will be an end credit that mentions "In Loving Memory of Paul Walker 1973-2013." Universal Studios is an amazing movie studio who is loyal to their employees. On April 3, 2014, go to the movie and watch Fast & Furious 7. Drive your racing cars, if you have one, to dedicate this opening weekend to Paul Walker.

Paul Walker's end in Fast & Furious 7 will likely be handled as a retirement from heisting and racing. It is the best way to show appreciation and gratitude for the late Paul Walker. From this point, after Fast and Furious 7 ends, we will never see Paul Walker on the silver screen again. We can rent Paul Walker movies, but there won't be any upcoming movies involving Paul after April 3. Watch Fast & Furious 7 as much as possible to pay tribute to this great actor who lived for the world first and took care of himself second.

In Loving Memory of Paul Walker


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Fast and Furious Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Theme Park revealed a new Fast and Furious ride is on tap to open next Summer 2015. It will give FF fans an adrenaline ride to experience; what the movie actors experience on the set. It will feel as if you're driving at speeds in excess of 100 m.p.h.

Universal Studios is the premiere movie entertainment destination in the world. It is the site of many hit television and movie productions. Fans are treated to actual outdoor sets where movies are shot on location. Fast and Furious is Universal Studios' highly popular and profitable movie franchise.

Several years ago, I got to see several Fast and Furious cars on display at Universal Studios. These were the cars that were used in the first three FF movies. I'm definitely looking forward to take the Fast and Furious ride at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Fast & Furious 7 is due out in movie theaters on April 3, 2015. Its release date was move up a week. We can expect Fast and Furious 7 to break some weekend records in April of next year. We're ready for this new Fast and Furious ride next Summer in Hollywood, California. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

"Paul Walker Discusses Life Before Fame" video

Paul Walker is interviewed in a video titled "Paul Walker Discusses Life Before Fame". In this interview, Paul mentioned that "20's were good. 30's were good. 40's are gonna be awesome".

How sad to hear Paul share his insight on his 40's. He had everything going for him. His teenage daughter moved in with him in California. Paul was a superstar actor known all over the world for his Fast and Furious movies. He has been in show business since a baby, but it was The Fast and the Furious in 2001 that catapulted his movie career.

If Paul never got involved in car crash that took the life of his good friend Roger Rodas and himself, we would see Walker's awesome 40's continue to play out on the silver screen and in charities.

You're an awesome dude Paul Walker. You will never be forgotten. Your movies will inspire your fans to achieve greatness.

Watch the Paul Walker interview below: