DG: It's a particularly tone deaf misfire in a film that hits all the right marks elsewhere. Death, in general, is a weird thing for the Fast-verse. Paul Walker's passing means his character, Brian O'Connor, is permanently gone from the proceedings, and his real-life death looms larger than, say, the death of Han, whose murder fueled much of the last film. We're one movie beyond Deckard Shaw killing the franchise's most beloved character, but within an hour, the audience and the cast themselves seem content to forget this messy fact due in no small part to Statham's sheer charisma. If the film has another failing, it's that the writing doesn't go the extra step to make Shaw's turn more thematically relevant to Dom's arc this go around. That small alteration might have made this the best film in the series by a Cuban mile.