Last night at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, attendees received a surprise treat- there was an unexpected screening of Furious 7. The consensus is not surprising so far, as most people are talking about implausibility being trumped by fun, but what more do we expect, right?
Several critic reviews have surfaced and we've rounded them up for you below:
"Plot is unimportant. Family is everything, and 'Furious 7' is a blast." -Drew McWeeny, Hit Fix
"Furious 7 is certainly a popcorn movie geared towards delivering big thrills, but it's also oozing with heart and passion." -Perri Nemiroff, Collider
"It is truly a blast of a film that combines fantastic action, humor, and a lot of heart. A new high for the family and a dignified sendoff for one of their own." -Jon Partridge, Cinapse
"Even with the tough choices [Wan] made out of necessity in order to keep Paul Walker in the film, this might be the best-looking and best-edited Fast & Furious so far." -Matt Singer, ScreenCrush
If those critic reviews aren't enough for you, fear not! Many of the people who were piled into the theater for the Furious extravaganza tweeted their thoughts afterwards and for the most part, they sound extremely fun and positive.
Once I invent this time machine thing, I’m gonna grab the Lumiere Bros and take them to see the splendor of #Furious7— Tim League (@timalamo) March 16, 2015
World premiere of @creepypuppet's FURIOUS 7 played huge. No way you pay money to see this movie and walk out dissapointed.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 16, 2015
Fast and Furious 5-7 = Greatest Action Trilogy of All Time. Done.— Lon Harris (@Lons) March 16, 2015
FURIOUS 7 is so, so good at ensemble action. So many moving pieces all deftly managed. Sells the insane with ease, the emotion with grace.— Peter S. Hall (@PeterSHall) March 16, 2015
FURIOUS 7 is exactly what you want it to be. Unreal action sequences, tons of badass & a fantastic send off for Paul Walker. #sxsw— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) March 16, 2015
Loved loved loved Furious 7. Big and rad throughout. #sxsw— John Laird (@SideOneTrackOne) March 16, 2015
FURIOUS 7 never feel like a complete movie, lacking the ensemble-driven focus of the last two. It's silly. It's fine. It's a little tedious.— Jacob Hall (@JacobSHall) March 16, 2015
Furious Seven is everything you want it to be. Plus Kurt Russell & The Rock deliver. A fitting swan song for Paul Walker. See it. #SXSW— Peter Knox (@peterknox) March 16, 2015
I've seen a lot of dumb movies, and FURIOUS 7 is among the dumbest. That might be a compliment. I can't even tell anymore.— Russ Fischer (@russfischer) March 16, 2015
FURIOUS 7 took a lot out of me. As expected, it's filled with intense, bonkers action and a lot of heavy heartedness. #SXSW— Neil Miller (@rejects) March 16, 2015
Whether or not Furious 7 is actually a good movie will be up to you but it seems certain that you will leave the theater satisfied after an adrenaline pumping thrill ride of fun. Are you as excited as I am for Furious 7?
Furious 7 hits theaters April 3, 2015.