So I’m not a huge “Fast and the Furious” fan. I don’t dislike the films. But I’m not dying to see them either. Actually, I haven’t even seen them all yet. I liked the fifth one, but I wasn’t terribly crazy about the sixth. Maybe they are just a little too over the top for me. I love cartoon action, but I think I would enjoy these more if they were just a bit more grounded. I have the same problem with the “Die Hard” films. They started off with a character who was portrayed as a real person and as the film series progressed, that character became more and more superhuman. I still enjoyed them (not #5 at all), but I did have a harder time embracing them. (For the record, the first “Die Hard” is the best action film of all time.)
And as everyone knows by now, with the passing of Paul Walker, the fate of “Fast and Furious 7″ hung in limbo since Walker only finished half of his scenes. So it was announced very recently that Universal is going to use several body doubles and CGI Paul Walker’s face onto them. I can’t wait to see how that turns out. But hey, you know what? I don’t have to wait. We have some test footage below. It’s a Know It All Joe exclusive. And for the record, I don’t think this CGI plan is going to work out very well.