Of course there is plenty of auto technology in the movie, but it also pushes the technology boundaries in a number of other directions
The special effects in two spectacular locales – in the mountains of Azerbaijan and the high rises of Abu Dhabi are worth the price of entry
There were (nicely done and touching) digital doubles for leading man Paul Walker who died in an accident before the movie was finished
There is something even the NSA is probably salivating about – the God’s Eye surveillance software
And then there is the in-theater experience
"So, after $60 million in investment, IMAX has developed a new laser projection system. The first installation will be at the TCL Chinese Theater in LA, and this is the only place you'll be able to see Furious 7 projected with lasers. Sound gets a boost too, with IMAX laser theaters getting 12 channels of sound - double what existing IMAX screens offer. The really important part of all this though is that laser projection offers much more brightness than traditional projection. That's crucial for things like 3D and HDR movies, and gives a much more impressive cinema experience."