Furious 7 - Exclusive Clip, Ft. Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell
A couple of nights ago, at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX, audiences were awarded a special treat: a secret midnight screening of "Furious 7." And it was awesome. The crowd was amazingly responsive, and the movie might be the crown jewel achievement of the entire franchise; it's a brilliant, touching, outrageously fun action masterpiece and, should it be the final chapter in the series, a totally fitting farewell. So imagine how thrilled we are that we get to premiere a brand new clip from the turbo-charged sequel. Sit back, strap in, and enjoy the ride.

The clip is a brief conversation between Vin Diesel's series mainstay Dominic Toretto and a new character called Frank Petty, played by Kurt Russell. Toretto, of course, is a street racing enthusiast and criminal and Petty is a secret agent (their conversation takes place in his tricked out command center). Don't worry about the exposition Russell has to get across, since it's really not important, even when you know what he's talking about (he wants Toretto and his crew to retrieve a missing gadget called the God's Eye, by tracking down a missing hacker); instead, luxuriate in the effortless way that Russell delivers the lines. He's just as suave as he's always been and it's great to see him on screen in a big movie like this. Diesel, for his part, is wonderful as always, growling his lines with a flinty self-awareness.

At the end of the little sequence, Toretto agrees to the terms of Petty's deal, but not without demanding that his own team be used for the job. Petty says they've already been called, and you see big shiny SUVs pull up and unload a bunch of familiar faces (Tyrese, Ludacris) with the best saved for last: a shot of the dearly departed Paul Walker, his face nearly looking into the camera.

Oh, and by the way, we should probably use this opportunity to warn you that in the closing moments of "Furious 7," you will cry. There isn't any two ways about it; you will go from cheering on the massive destruction and zooming cars, to weeping like a child that just lost their first goldfish. It's devastating and brilliantly handled, and yet another reason why "Furious 7" is such a mile-a-minute, must-see event.

"Furious 7" drives into theaters April 3rd.
Furious 7
PG-132015
Based on 44 critics

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