Iâ€™ve literally seen every Screen Junkies Honest Trailer out there, and I have reviewed them here for months, but this is the first time Iâ€™ve cackled out loud with glee. It takes a franchise so overtly ridiculous to produce what is my favorite Honest Trailer of all time… Furious 7. Sorry Pacific Rim and Man of Steel, youâ€™ve been replaced.
Check out the Honest Trailer below.
Narrator Jon Bailey doesnâ€™t miss a bit tackling the 7th entry (!) in the Fast and Furious franchise that has the most complex series of titles ever including all possible mashups of F-words and numbers, before landing on the super boring Furious 7… so we insert the Japanese title, Wild Speed: Sky Mission. Everything youâ€™ve ever thought about the series is brought up, from the fact that every movie is their final job with â€œone last rideâ€ or how all the characters should be dead from the craziness of the stunts like jumping cars off cliffs, out of airplanes and from skyscraper to skyscraper. And whatâ€™s next? Space? Well the NEXT sequel is coming out in 2017.
Bailey sums up the whole franchise in its various forms, which started as â€œPoint Break with carsâ€ and became about heists, and now revenge and secret agents. But hey, at least thereâ€™s a booty montage! It sounds too easy; making fun of Vin Dieselâ€™s mumbling, the chronological order, The Rock flexing a cast off his massive armâ€¦ but it all just works so well and had me rolling. He even assigns the cast members silly car-pun nicknames ending with… Vin Diesel. Yeah well his name is already a car-pun. New title – Car Wars: Episode VII. LOVE IT!
And yes, he does a nice tribute to Paul Walker, so donâ€™t worry, you can probably grab a quick tear before the HT ends with 3 different hilarious endings. My favorite is number 3, Hootie and the Blowfish, drops mic, walks away.
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