Fast & Furious films have always been truly for the people. They were never critics’ favorites, but audiences remained loyal to the franchise. That’s why the death of Paul Walker hit fans so hard.
Many wondered how Universal would handle the loss of its star and were skeptical when it decided to release the movie using his brothers as stand-ins. But, by most accounts, Fast 7 not only works but works well, pulling off a moving goodbye to Walker without sacrificing any of the physics-defying stunts the franchise is known for.
That’s a testament to the cast and crew of the movie, as well as to the power of a great action flick.
How fans feel about Fast & Furious, in numbers: