Anything about Paul Walker is loved by the fans of the late star and it comes as no surprise that people still talk about his shining performance in one of his final movie, Hours. Walker who died at a ripe age of forty in a gruesome car crash has been well appreciated by all critics alike for his role as a shattered father fighting to save his daughter. Tyrese Gibson’s warm words for Walker on Grammy red carpet aptly reflected the talent that the world will miss for a long time.
In Hours, Walker etches the character of Nolan Hayes left behind in a hospital in the wake of hurricane Katrina. The plot revolves around Hayes’ struggle to keep his newborn daughter alive in a malfunctioning incubator. Alone and distraught, Hayes is trapped inside the hospital with little resources to ensure better breathing for his struggling new-born daughter.
The story unfolds in a hospital building in New Orleans where Hayes’s wife played by Genesisis being taken into an emergency room. She dies during child birth and Hayes is abandoned in the hospital with patients and staff running out to escape the wrath of the incoming hurricane.
Hayes spends the entire two hours of the movie crammed inside the walls of the hospital cranking up the incubator battery to keep his baby breathing. In between he keeps talking to her about her mother and tries to do everything in all his desperation to find help and medical supplies.
The role demanded a touching performance to pull-off the emotion of a helpless father thrust into a complex web of life and death in front of him. Walker pulled the character like the back of his hand and has received overwhelming positive reviews for his portrayal. He shines through-out the movie and has given, Hours, one of his final movies to release before the Oscars and the Grammies a fitting tribute.
Last Two Films
Paul Walker will be seen in two more movies before the curtains fall on the actors big screen outings. Fans are eagerly waiting for the release of Brick Mansions (February’14) and seventh installment of the Fast & Furious franchise.
Directed by Camille Delamarre, Brick Mansions, is scheduled for release in the month of February 2014. A remake of a 2004 French action film, District 12, it is one of the last two movies left for the fans of Paul Walker to enjoy. Written by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen and Bibi Nacer, the filming had begun in April’ 2013.
Fast and Furious 7
The seventh instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise needs no introduction to the fans of Paul Walker. Directed by James Wan, the screenplay of the movie is being re-written to in the wake of Paul Walker’s death. The director has indicated that Walker’s character will not be killed in the movie, thus raising anticipation among the fans on how the story will be taken forward in his absence. Set to release in 2015, the movie would be an ideal send off for Walker as it was the Fast and Furious franchise which bought him all the fame and love of his fans.
Coming back to Hours, Walker manages to keep everyone hooked in an otherwise clichéd storyline speaks volume about the wonders that the actor could have achieved had it not been for his tragic death. As time nears to say goodbye to Paul Walker’s final big-screen outings, fans can only hope that they still get to hear Walker remembered and shines in every red carpet appearance like the Grammy’s to keep his memories alive.
By Daris Abraham