It’s not often they include the moment where a franchise may have completely jumped the shark in a trailer, but they may have done so with the Super Bowl spot for Fast & Furious 7 (known simply as Furious 7 in the US).
Two cars speed up in to bumper to bumper collision. Both drivers presumable survive but the impact is apparently so enormous that it blows out all the windows in the plate glass building behind them. Someone needs to give the filmmakers a quick lesson in physics.
But then, the franchise has never been that sensible, and just to ensure we don’t think this is going to be even vaguely realistic, there’s also a car jumping from skyscraper to skyscraper tens of stories up.
I do kind of wonder whether moving even further from a vague sense of reality is deliberate, as the film was always going to have difficulties if viewers felt even vague echoes of Paul Walker’s untimely death in a fiery car wreck, and so shifting further toward fantasy does make sense on that score.
Some will love it, but personally I can’t believe I just saw that.