Hello Supercult West! This is Supercult South Bad Movie Professor Cameron Coker (BS in “Weird Timelines” with a minor in “Cars don’t Fly”) tonight’s Butt-numb-a-thon keeps rollin’ on with Furious 7, aka, the sendoff.
While Fast & Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6 all take place between the events of 2 Fast 2 Furious and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Furious 7 moves the clock forward, taking place after Tokyo Drift…get it? I don’t either, but to be honest it doesn’t matter because in Furious 7 Vin Diesel parachutes his car out of a plane, lands it, and then has a car chase with it.
Of course, the biggest news about Furious 7 was the untimely death of co-star Paul Walker in November of 2013. Production was halted for a time and the film was rewritten to address Walker’s absence and give his character a proper send-off. Body doubles, stunt doubles, and CGI were all used to complete the film following Walker’s death and even Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody Walker were among the body and voice doubles for the character.
To our surprise, Furious 7 is not only a fitting tribute and farewell to Paul Walker, but is also the most exciting and successful film in the franchise. So successful in fact that Furious 7 currently holds the spot for 6th highest grossing film of all time earning over $1.5 billion worldwide.
But again…none of that money talk really matters because in Furious 7 Vin Diesel jumps a car from one skyscraper into another twice!
One last ride supercultists…and then we watch the next one! Yay!
Supercult West is proud to present Furious 7!