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First ‘Furious 7’ Reactions From Secret SXSW Screening

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Written by: Taylor Salan
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Over the past few weeks, we have seen the marketing for Furious 7 ramp up, offering trailers and featurettes for for the latest film in the franchise. In case you haven’t heard, the first early screening of Furious 7 was held tonight was a not so secret screening at this year’s annual South by Southwest arts and music festival.

Earlier today, festival organizers tweeted some peculiar information.

furious-7 Apparently, the screening was literally last minute, as festival organizers secured rights to show the film only last night. Now that Furious 7 has beed screened to festival audiences, many of those audience members have taken to twitter to voice their reactions to the film. Overall, most of the reactions seem to be overwhelmingly positive. Most audience members seem to praise not only James Wan’s direction, but the franchises’ ability to top itself with each subsequent installment. While some hinted that the film was “moving”, most likely to Paul Walker’s departure from the franchise after his untimely death a year and a half ago, there are not too many tweets detailing how the actor’s departure is actually handled in the film itself.

Here are some of the highlights and what people had to say about the film:  

Furious 7 hits theaters on April 7, 2015.

About the Author

Taylor Salan
Taylor Salan
Taylor Salan is a independent filmmaker who currently resides in the San Fernando Valley. Since childhood, Taylor Salan had a fascination with movies. Although he was an avid fan of film as a child, it wasn’t until his years as a young adult that his passion for the art of filmmaking truly came to fruition. A current student of the film production program at California State University Northridge, Taylor studies Cinematography but ultimately has plans to direct full time if afforded the opportunity. In his spare time, Taylor produces audio podcasts and blogs about film for He is also a longtime musician, playing drums for over 8 years.



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