'Furious 7' Super-Clip Goes Skydriving, Outdoes 'Point Break' in the Process

Friday, 06 March 2015 09:12 Written by  iamrogue
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'Furious 7' Super-Clip Goes Skydriving, Outdoes 'Point Break' in the Process

Dominic Toretto and his crew don't skydive.  They skydrive.

Universal Pictures debuted a three-minute Furious 7 mega-clip during the premiere of Dig on USA last night, a three-minute mega-clip that follows Dom, Brian, Letty, Tej, and Roman as they back their cars out of a plane, plummeting thousands of feet...just as they planned.

Everything is cyclical, and with these skydriving antics, the Furious franchise finally loops in on Point Break.  Way back in 2001, the original The Fast and the Furious was a pretty clear-cut ripoff of Katheryn Bigelow's 1991 action masterpiece, one that swapped out the thrills of skydiving and bank robbing with street racing and highway robbery. 

From that humble, derivative seed, though, this series has grown into a mighty oak of a franchise, one that has finally and completely outdone Johnny Utah's leap without a parachute.

A mission that involves cars parachuting from the skies is exactly the kind of audacious action the Fast & Furious movies deliver so, so well.  Despite the passing of the directorial baton from Justin Lin (who oversaw the last four movies) to James Wan, Furious 7 appears to continue the lunatic escalation that has powered the last several installments.  Where can Furious 8 go from here?  Will the crew go to space?  Travel through time?  Or could it be an underwater adventure?

That's not all, either.  We've also got a brand new poster that puts skydriving on front street.  You can see that below, beneath these two action-packed TV spots.  Oh yeah, speaking of which, here are two new Furious 7 TV spots, both of which show off more transcendent silliness.  The second one even includes a callback to the signature action beat from The Fast and the Furious.

Both spots play up the threat posed by Shaw 2.0, the brother of Furious 6 baddie Shaw.  Normally, a brother out for vengeance is a hoary cliche, but when Jason Statham plays the vengeful sibling, all criticisms are erased.  We just want to see Statham brawling with Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel when he's not shooting RPGs and scowling.

Furious 7 is less than a month away, hitting theaters nationwide on April 3rd.

The cast is led by returning stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Elsa Pataky, and Lucas Black, finally reprising his Tokyo Drift role as Sean Boswell.  Joining Statham as newcomers to the series are Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, and Kurt Russell, who we've been waiting to see in one of these movies since Fast 5 at least.

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