TAGS:

Paul Walker stars for the final time in the brashest, noisiest, and most ludicrously outrageous episode so far.

It also provides an unexpectedly tender farewell to the star, who was killed in a car crash in 2013. Director James Wan had to resort to doubles and CGI to complete the film, but Walker’s charisma still shines through.

With newcomers Jason Statham (vengeful British black-ops badass), Kurt Russell (slick CIA spook) and Nathalie Emmanuel (kidnapped hacker) thrown into the mix with old favourites Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Jordana Brewster, the plot doesn’t make much sense.

Nevertheless, it’s a perfectly serviceable peg on which to hang the typically stylish, over-the-top action sequences.