It's one thing to hear about how awesome and insane James Wan's Furious 7 is, but it's a completely different thing to see that badassery at work. While the trailers have been pretty high octane, this clip with The Rock and Jason Statham trying to end each other is pretty... well, watch the clip yourself and you can finish that sentence.
Machinima was the lucky group of bastards that scored the clip's YouTube premiere, and after watching it a good five or six times, it's easy to see just how Furious 7 plans to top the spectacular fight that raged between Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Fast Five. While Statham doesn't have a size equivalent to that of Johnson's muscle bound frame, he does still have the speed and reflexes he honed during his time in the Transporter saga. It should be noted that while this clip is awesome in every way possible, it should also be shamed for the fact that it cuts off just as the good part's getting started. While that's exactly the point, Universal could have been a little more graceful with the edit.
Interestingly enough, this Furious 7 clip does give away a little bit more about just what's happened since Fast And Furious 6. Most obviously, it turns out that Owen Shaw didn't die after getting thrown out of that plane... he was merely paralyzed. Now while it wasn't specifically stated if Owen was dead or alive, the fact that his older brother killed Han during the events of The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift seemed to sell the possibility rather efficiently. Of course, re-framing that reaction with the news that Owen is merely handicapped leads us to believe that not only is Deckard Shaw insanely protective of his brother, he's also got a short fuse. A fuse short enough that he's ready to kick Dwayne Johnson's Agent Hobbs through several glass windows, as well as flipping a desk in his direction.
The other interesting aspect of this Furious 7 clip is the fact that, judging by what we've seen out of the Universal marketing machine so far, this could be how Hobbs has his arm broken in the film. As a refresher, check out the trailer below, and queue it up to 02:05 to see what could be the catch phrase of the summer... or at least the film's opening weekend. Oddly enough, the next scene on display after The Rock breaks free from his cast is the scene that most likely caused the cast to be put on in the first place.
With Fast And Furious 6 continuing the tradition of ridiculous box office grosses for the long standing franchise, it's a good bet that Furious 7 will be kicking off one of the biggest box office summers in years with style and lines around the block. That said, it's probably a good bet to pre order your tickets now, and prepare to see the rest of the scene teased above on April 3rd.
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