I’ve literally seen every Screen Junkies Honest Trailer out there, and I have reviewed them here for months, but this is the first time I’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, you’ve been replaced.
Summer is creeping around the corner. Now represents the perfect period to catch up on old movies or those you may have missed. Disney dog-themed movies exist in abundance. What better way to deal with those impending “dog days of summer” than to revisit some classic canine fare, or perhaps catch them for the very first time.
Here are five of my favorites that make me shout “bow wow,” organized according to theme. And no, none of the Air Buddies or Beverly Hills Chihuahua films reach even close to making the cut.
Furious 7 Director: James Wan
Writer: Chris Morgan
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black, Nathalie Joanne Emmanuel, Djimon Honsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Jason Statham Universal Pictures
PG-13 | 134 Minutes
Release Date: April 3, 2015
The Fast and Furious franchise is one that lives up to its title. Incredibly fast-paced racing, furiously high-octane action sequences, and those one-liners, each new installment brings something new to the table. What makes the franchise so special is that it finds a way to adapt to the changing trends, going from underground illegal street racing to bank heists and beyond. This keeps everything fresh, and has the audience coming back for more. Even with the changes, the franchise never loses sight of its roots by continuously focusing on the themes of cars and, most importantly, family.
Furious 7 may be the most somber film of the series. The tragic passing of star Paul Walker presented a huge obstacle for director James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring), who had to figure out how to give the vision that fans wanted, but also pay respect to the franchise star.
After having an explosive showing with its Super Bowl spot last Sunday, Universal has released the full trailer for Furious 7.
The road to this highly anticipated film hasn’t been easy. Pushed back an entire year due to the tragic loss of star Paul Walker, director James Wan managed to put it all together. The trailer reminds us what makes the Fast and Furious franchise so much fun to watch. It is hard to believe that we’re seven films into this franchise, and just by looking at this trailer, it looks like there is nothing that can stop it. Not even gravity.
Hit the jump to check out the latest trailer for Furious 7.
A TV spot aired this evening during the Super Bowl for Furious 7, the seventh installment in Universal Pictures’ highly successful Fast and Furious franchise.
Watch the new TV spot here below, along with a 7-second behind-the-scenes stunt clip.
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez, and Lucas Black all reprise their respective roles for the James Wan-directed sequel, while newcomers Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, and John Brotherton have joined the cast.