Bless, you, The Fast and the Furious franchise, bless you. Why wouldn’t you start the first trailer for Furious 7 by parachuting cars out of an airplane? That’s the logical choice to us. Why is there a bus with automated machine guns? Why wouldn’t you ram a car into another car in order to propel Paul Walker forward into yet another vehicle, all at dangerously high speeds?
In case you’re wondering, the answer to all of questions, and many more is: because it’s awesome. And I haven’t even mentioned Paul Walker climbing out of and running across the top of a bus about to tumble off of a cliff. That’s awesome too. This is, tragically, Walker’s last performance, but if the film is anything like this trailer, it’s one hell of a way to go out.
Here’s the synopsis:
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.
Fast cars, scantily clad women, terrible music, lots of explosions, revenge, The Rock tearing out of a cast; you had me at hello. Furious 7 opens everywhere April 3, 2015.