Furious 7

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True to form, exotic settings, stale dictums and always-murky moral values characterize this extension of the "Fast and Furious" series. Led by putatively Catholic paterfamilias Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster, and Tyrese Gibson set out to avenge the murder of their colleague Sung Kang. Director James Wan and screenwriter Chris Morgan dispense with the subplots explaining how the crew of underground car racers this ensemble portrays was reassembled. Instead, they provide scenes of the happy family lives some - Walker especially - must leave behind to fight the forces of evil.

Watch out for: A vengeance theme, nearly nonstop gun and physical violence, a few uses of profanity, fleeting crude and crass language.

Rated: A-III, adults; MPAA: PG-13, parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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