Furious 7 Trailer is Both Fast, and Furious... 7.

11/01/2014 Stephen Colbert 0 Comments


Almost a year ago, Paul Walker died in a sudden and tragic car accident over Thanksgiving weekend.  He was in the middle of production of Fast and Furious 7 (now, Furious 7), so the future of the franchise was questioned.  Could the franchise continue without him?  Should it?  I lent my thoughts on the matter, believing that it would be a shame for Paul Walker's last movie, in a franchise he was passionate about, and a character he identified strongly with, to be lost to the world.

Vin Diesel was close with Paul Walker, and considered him a brother.  It seems he didn't see things drastically different.  After a pause in production to allow grieving for the loss of Paul, Furious 7 got some rewrites, specifically around the character of Brian O'Connor in order to give him an appropriate (and respectful) send off, using a mixture of existing footage, previous footage, Paul's brothers Cody and Caleb, and CGI.

Well, we finally get a glimpse of Furious 7 in the new trailer, and it looks amazing.  The stunts are just as absurd as ever, and the soul of the franchise seems to be intact.

The opening clip of the trailer is most of a single scene, showing that the crew has sort of returned to their roots from The Fast and the Furious, jacking semi-trucks, only now it's a little more respectable.  This movie does appear to bring all the various seemingly lost threads from the first few movies (especially Tokyo Drift) together, creating a franchise that is likely second to only Marvel today.

I'm excited for this movie.  Check the trailer out.  How do you feel about how this franchise has aged, and the continuation without Paul Walker?  Let me know in the comments!



Furious 7 will release on April 3rd, 2015


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