Vin Diesel's Emotional Paul Walker Tribute At 'Furious 7' Premiere Will Make Everyone Cry At The Action Movie
The Furious 7 cast seem to be doing all they can in order to make sure that none of us can think of this film without sobbing. Of course, many of us couldn't do that anyway after Paul Walker passed away during the production of Furious 7, leaving the film incomplete and his cast mates and fans absolutely devastated. Another tribute to Paul Walker at the Furious 7 world premiere was done by Vin Diesel, among others, and it's a huge punch to my already fragile tear ducts. If it wasn't clear before, then we should all be aware by now that Furious 7 is more than just a movie, more than just the seventh action film in a series of action films. It's an emotional journey into the last project of Paul Walker, one we're traveling with some of the people who loved him most.
"You know I am going to speak," Vin Diesel said, according to USA Today. He was also noted by the publication to need a few moments to collect himself before he could even finish what he was saying, so shaken up was he by the memories. "I'm going to tell you something, last year it was really hard to come back to work... This movie is more than a movie. You'll feel it when you see it. Something emotional happens to you. [I hope you appreciate the people in your midst] Because you just don't know the last time you're going to see them."
Diesel, who recently had a daughter he named Pauline in honor of his fallen friend, has been doing a lot of tributes to Walker during the press tour for the film. And that's absolutely beautiful. The two actors were so close, especially throughout all of the films that they starred in together, and it's been immensely clear that Diesel is one of those who are hurting the most from the loss of someone that he considered a best friend and like a brother to him. The fact that Diesel seems to have made it a personal mission that no one forgets Walker's memory, and that the release of the film and any success therefrom is paid back to Walker's legacy, is a heartwarming thing. Even though, as they say, the show must go on, going on without Walker is nowhere near as easy as it looks.
Everyone walking into the theater to see Furious 7, from start to the rumored emotional tribute that makes up the finish, will walk into that theater knowing that Walker's memory is far from lost, and that his spirit is being embodied in this film that he never got to see to its conclusion. For that alone, this is a movie worth seeing — if not a movie worth shelling out an Oscar for in 2016. At this point, it's less about the film itself and more about what it represents to the American people who are, even now, still in mourning over the loss of such a legend.
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