I Am Paul Walker (2018)

Starting with a home video of Paul Walker celebrating his 15th birthday with his family,  I Am Paul Walker explores the life of a major star who died way too soon. It explores his journey from a surfboarder to an actor growing into being a major star before dying in a car crash in 2013. A major theme is being an adrenaline junkie, which is ultimately what took his life.

Walker’s life changed once he was in The Fast and the Furious. But he strived to give of himself and to charity, as well as raise his fifteen-year-old daughter, who had just moved to Los Angeles from Hawaii at the time of his death.

The really interesting part is that despite working hard and struggling hard to be credible, Walker never really considered himself an actor. For example, his take it or leave it attitude led to him turning down the role of Superman for four movies. He just didn’t see himself in that sort of role or being typecast.

I really enjoyed seeing and hearing more about Running Scared, a movie that I feel is underrated. Walker delivered in that film and it’s a film that I’ve gone back to several times and enjoyed more and more with each view.

Sadly, Walker’s death still feels pointless. Hearing what a great person he was doesn’t make it any easier to understand. It just makes it even sadder, as Walker left behind not only a big career but a major hole in the lives of countless people.

I Am Paul Walker originally played on the Paramount Network, but is now available on demand and on DVD with 30 minutes of additional footage. Visit the official site to learn more.

DISCLAIMER: We were sent this film by its PR team but that has no bearing on our review.

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