'Furious 7' International Trailer Is All About Familia

Friday, 20 February 2015 10:05 Written by  iamrogue
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'Furious 7' International Trailer Is All About Familia

The Fast/Furious franchise has come a long, long way from its humble origins as a streetracing Point Break knockoff.

A new international trailer for Furious 7, however, demonstrates that seven movies deep, the series remains committed to its core principles, no matter how much skyscraper-hopping Vin Diesel does.

What are those core principles?  Family and furiosity.  Dominic Toretto remains totally devoted to his family, including the extended family that is his lovable gang of world-class automotive criminals.  Picking up where Furious 6 left off, Furious 7 hits Dom where it hurts, with a revenge-obsessed villain targeting members of Toretto's crew one by one as retribution for his own brother's death.

Jason Statham plays Shaw, the bad guy.  He's joined by fellow new additions Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ronda Rousey, and even Kurt Russell.  Of course, Diesel's back, along with franchise veterans Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Elsa Pataky, and Lucas Black, who returns now that the continuity has finally caught up with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

Spreaking of deep Furious history, this international trailer doesn't just underline Toretto's pillars of strength, it returns to Race Wars, the desert speed-fest that figured so prominently in The Fast and the Furious all of fourteen years ago.

Earlier this week, we got a full listing of songs featured on the Furious 7 soundtrack, as well as the first of five music videos, this one by Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, YG, and Rich Homie Quan

And we recently saw an outstanding, subtle poster that bids farewell to Paul Walker.  The nominal lead of the entire franchise (he sat out only Tokyo Drift), Walker died tragically in November 2013 on a break midway through filming Furious 7.  Production shut down for months while director James Wan, screenwriter Chris Morgan, and Universal Pictures attempted to figure out how to finish the film without Walker.  Ultimately, they devised a plan that would allow them to respecfully "retire" O'Connor without simply killing the character off.  In order to accomplish that, Walker's brothers Caleb and Cody Walker participated in the back half of production.

Now Furious 7 is right around the corner, hitting theaters on April 3rd.

How about hauling ass down memory lane and revisiting Race Wars in the very first Fast/Furious?

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