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10 Most Underrated Moments In The Series

There have been plenty of iconic moments from the Fast and Furious movies. From the plane runway sequence in The Fast and the Furious 6 to Brian’s heartbreaking farewell in Furious 7, these moments define the franchise for many fans. But there are also plenty of great moments that don’t get as much love.

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These overlooked moments are exciting, intense, or particularly crowd-pleasing, even if they aren’t membered as much as the series’ other stand-out sequences. But looking back on the Fast and Furious movies, it’s impossible to ignore these scenes.

Dom Finds Out Letty Was Working For Brian – Fast And Furious (2009)

Letty standing on the hood of a moving car in Fast & Furious

The relationship between Dom and Brian has always been a big highlight of these movies. But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been problems between them in the past. When the two reunite in the fourth movie following Letty’s apparent death, they don’t quite trust each other.
Just as they seem to be warming to each other once again, Dom calls the last number Letty called, which is Brian’s phone. Brian reveals she was working for him as an informant. It is a well-done scene that delivers a genuine surprise while also building the tension between the two heroes.

Verone Uses A Rat In A Bucket – 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Man is held down with rat in bucket on him in 2 Fast 2 Furious

Carter Verone is one of the more underrated villains in the series and it would be nice to see him make a comeback at some time. He is a suave drug kingpin but also proves he can be incredibly ruthless as in this horrific torture scene.
Verone has a man pinned down on his back, then places a rat on his stomach and a bucket over the rat. He then proceeds to heat the bucket with a blowtorch, causing the rat to attempt to dig its way out. Though no gore is shown, it is a gruesome idea that was later used years later on Game of Thrones.

Hobbs Chases Dom – Fast Five (2012)

 Luke Hobbs tracks down Dom and his crew in Rio in Fast Five

While Dom and Hobbs make better heroes working side-by-side, it was fun to see them as adversaries in Fast Five. While most people remember the epic brawl between the two men, their first encounter is also very memorable.
Dom and the others are on the run from some bad guys as Hobbs also comes to track down the outlaws. During the rooftop chase, Hobbs literally comes bursting out of the wall behind Dom with an epic entrance. Suddenly, the bad guys with guns don’t seem like Dom’s biggest problem.

Train Robbery Gone Wrong – Fast Five (2012)

Dom drives a car out of a train in Fast Five

It’s strange to think that the franchise was not hugely popular by the time the fifth movie came along. However, Fast Five really took the series to another level as evidenced by this opening sequence. While most people remember the epic car freefall, the action sequence that proceeds it is even better.
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When Dom and Brian realize they are being double-crossed during a train heist, they turn the tables on their colleagues. This results in a Dom brutally beating two of the men and throwing them off the speeding train while Brian crashes a truck into the side of the locomotive. This felt like a moment that indicated the franchise was about to step up its game with the wild action.

Dom Kills Fenix With His Car – Fast And Furious (2009)

Fenix aims his gun in Fast and Furious

Another villain who doesn’t get enough love is Fenix. Though he is just a henchman, he is the one who apparently kills Letty and makes for a great adversary for Dom. He also gets one of the best death scenes in the entire franchise.
Just as Fenix is about to execute Brian, Dom comes racing towards them in his car. Brian grabs his leg so he can’t run and Dom raises his front wheels, smashing into Fenix with a sickening crash. Between Fenix being such an effective villain and Dom’s quest for revenge, seeing the former go out in such spectacular fashion was very satisfying.

Roman And Han Get Beaten – The Fast And The Furious 6 (2013)

Han and Roman in subway fight in The Fast and the Furious 6

One of the things that can be a little annoying about these movies is how the good guys have to win all the time. There is even a joke in F9 about how they are invincible. So it was nice to see one fight scene in the sixth movie where the heroes lose badly.
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After chasing a bad guy through the subway station, Roman and Han face off with the thug, who proves to be a more than capable fighter. It is actually funny how much he beats them up with the two heroes trying to push the other to take a turn with him. It ends up being an entertaining fight that makes the heroes feel more human.

Wrecking Ball Escape – The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Wrecking ball takes out cop cars in Fate of the Furious

As implausible as they may seem at times, Dom and his crew always have a plan. So when the team steals a highly dangerous weapon from a covert base, it’s clear they will have some wild escape plan involved.
Sure enough, seemingly every cop car in the city begins pursuing them, heading right into their trap. Tej drops a giant wrecking ball that swings down and takes out half of the cop cars. Just as Roman points out there are still some following them, the wrecking ball swings back down and takes out the rest. Given the amount of damage these heroes do, it was only a matter of time before they introduced a wrecking ball.

Deckard Shaw Visits His Brother In The Hospital – Furious 7 (2015)

Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw taking out guards in hospital Furious 7

Though Deckard Shaw is eventually redeemed, he makes for a pretty evil villain in Furious 7. While some of his exploits are talked about more than others, his shining moment comes in his epic introductory scene in Furious 7.
The scene begins with Deckard visiting his brother in the hospital and vowing to avenge him. There is then a long continuous shot of Shaw walking out of the room and leaving the hospital as it reveals all the destruction he caused on his way in. This immediately cements him as a true badass bad guy while also being hilariously over the top.

Drifting Through Intersection – The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Drifting through crowd in The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift doesn’t get a lot of love from fans despite there being some great moments. And while the action set pieces are as big and wild as the other movies, the car scenes are still thrilling.
The best shot comes when the hero, Sean, is racing through the streets and comes to a crowded square. Unable to stop in time, he drifts around the corner as the crowd parts for him. It is one of the best-looking shots in the whole series and oddly beautiful.

The Final Truck Heist – The Fast And The Furious (2001)

Brian jumps to truck in The Fast and the Furious 2001

Considering what the franchise has grown into, it’s interesting to look back on the first movie which now seems like a rather small-scale beginning. But while it is certainly a more grounded movie, the truck heist in the third act is an impressive set-piece.
Dom and his team attempt to hijack a truck only to realize the driver is armed and ready to defend his cargo. As Vince is trapped on the front of the speeding truck, the others try to save him while being fired at. Though things get wilder in later movies, this action sequence proves that the series was doing fun stunts from the very beginning.
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Fast & Furious 11 Needs Hobbs Vs. Dom (To End The Rock & Vin Diesel’s Feud)


Fast and Furious 11 needs to feature an epic fight between The Rock and Vin Diesel to resolve the real-life feud and bring closure to their characters’ relationship. The clash between Dom and Hobbs in Fast Five was a game-changer, and revisiting that epic confrontation in Fast 11 would elevate the action and add nostalgia. A showdown between Dom and Hobbs in Fast 11 could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation, reaffirming the underlying themes of family and unity in the franchise.

Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has returned to the Fast Saga, Fast and Furious 11 needs to include an epic fight between Johnson and Vin Diesel. In the high-octane world of the Fast and Furious franchise, the thrill of fast cars and heart-stopping action has always been amplified by the magnetic on-screen chemistry between its stars. However, a real-life feud between The Rock and Vin Diesel has been brewing since 2016. Director Louis Leterrier achieved the impossible by bringing The Rock back into the fold. Now, he must find a way to reunite Luke Hobbs and Dominic Toretto on-screen.

Ever since Fate of the Furious, the void left by The Rock’s absence has grown more conspicuous. The actor’s feud with Vin Diesel has cast a shadow over the franchise, making it increasingly difficult for the writers and directors to craft a cohesive narrative. As Fast Saga fans await the next installment, all eyes are on Leterrier to weave a compelling story that not only showcases jaw-dropping action but also offers a chance for Hobbs and Dom to partake in an epic showdown.

Hobbs & Dom Fighting In Fast & Furious 11 Would Bring Their Arc Full Circle
Vin Diesel's Dom confronts Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs in Fast Five

Fast X and Fast and Furious 11 act as sequels to Fast Five in many ways, so it makes perfect sense for the upcoming installment to build on the fight scene between Dom and Hobbs from Fast Five. The clash between the two powerhouse characters left an indelible mark on fans. Revisiting that epic confrontation could elevate the adrenaline-fueled action and add a layer of nostalgia to Fast and Furious 11. Now that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a change of heart and returned to the Fast Saga, the anticipation for a rematch between his and Vin Diesel’s characters has reached a fever pitch.

Dom and Hobbs’ showdown in Fast Five was a game-changer for the franchise, propelling it to new heights with its intensity and raw energy. Given the unresolved tension between the two stars in real life, a meticulously crafted fight scene in Fast 11 has the potential to invigorate the climax of the series and provide a cathartic experience for the actors and fans alike. As Fast 11 may be the final chapter in the Fast and Furious universe, all eyes are on this anticipated clash. Hopefully, a brotherly fight will be the defining moment that brings harmony back to the Fast Saga family.

The Rock & Vin Diesel Can Put Their Feud To Rest On Screen
Hobbs holding on to Dom in Fast and Furious 5

Vin Diesel and The Rock’s personal history adds a layer of complexity to any potential fight between their characters in Fast and Furious 11. Given their real-life feud, it’s unlikely either actor would be portrayed as the clear winner or loser. Moreover, from a storytelling perspective, it would be counterproductive to have Dom excessively harm or kill Hobbs or vice versa. However, as the series approaches its potential end, a showdown between Dom and Hobbs could serve as a decisive moment of reconciliation. After all, throughout the Fast and Furious films, audiences have witnessed a recurring pattern of men engaging in physical conflicts before eventually forming unbreakable bonds.

For instance, Fast and Furious sees Dom and Brian’s tumultuous relationship evolve into a deep brotherly connection after a series of knock-down, drag-out fights. This same sort of understanding between Dom and Hobbs would reaffirm the underlying themes of reconciliation and family that have contributed to the franchise’s enduring popularity. By embracing the notion that they are, in a sense, brothers, Dom and Hobbs could mend their on-screen relationship and deliver a broader message of unity. This would ultimately give fans a satisfying conclusion to their relationship in Fast and Furious 11.

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Vin Diesel Posts Paul Walker Tribute On 10th Anniversary Of His Death


Vin Diesel shares a touching tribute to Paul Walker 10 years after the actor’s tragic death on November 30, 2013. Diesel expresses that “more smiles manage to break through the tears” as years pass because he knows his bond with Walker will be stronger than ever when they eventually reunite. Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, remains alive in the world of Fast and Furious, and Diesel has previously teased that the franchise won’t end without a proper farewell to Brian and Walker.

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel takes to social media to share a touching tribute to Paul Walker, 10 years after the actor’s death. First released in 2001, the debut installment in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise introduces Diesel as Dominic Toretto and Walker as Brian O’Connor. Both characters would return for a number of sequels, but Walker tragically passed away on November 30, 2013, during the production of Furious 7.

Now, on the 10th anniversary of Walker’s passing, Diesel has shared a touching tribute post on Instagram to honor his late Fast and Furious costar. Check out the actor’s emotional post below:

Accompanying an image of Walker with one of his daughters, Diesel reminisces about an important lesson learned from the late actor and how his legacy still lives on today. Diesel’s full caption is included below:

I was listening to a song this morning…‘That Lucky Old Sun’… thought of you, racing around Heaven all day. Hahaha…
The family of the Mourning, feels like it has grown since a decade ago… feel’s like that experience of losing someone is far too common today. Leaving more and more of us in search for meaning, trying to make sense of this complex existence…
Oh, I have finally understood what you use to do with the phone, “phone Fasting”… you had the insight to turn off your phone for long stretches of time. I started this year to do just that. You used to say, Vin and I can go years without talking, and our brotherhood will always be stronger than we left it, the ones who truly love you will always be there.
Amen to that.
This is one of my favorite images ever taken… You knew how proud I was when my daughter, the Alpha Angel, your niece would play the piano… well last night she was playing Moonlight Sonata… it took me back to the night before she was born. Me and you were working late… you were telling me that the best moment in life would be witnessing my child being born. That priceless smile you had when I told you the next day that I had cut the umbilical cord…
The next song she started playing on the piano is by an artist you would have loved, named Billie Eilish, ‘What was I made for’… when she started to play, the other angels all came and joined her at the piano and they started singing… wow…emotions… angels, I know you were listening.
After ten years… I know these days of beautiful remembrance will be filled with tears. But as time rolls on, with each year that passes… more smiles manage to break through the tears. Cause I know, when I see you again… our brotherhood will be stronger than we left it.
Miss you.

Will Brian Be Seen Again In Fast & Furious?
Furious 7 Reveals How Paul Walker’s Character Can Return
CGI Paul Walker in Furious 7.

Walker’s death in November 2013 came with a great deal of sadness, but it also created problems for the Furious 7 production, which was about halfway done. It was ultimately decided that Walker’s remaining scenes would be completed with a digital recreation of the actor, with his two brothers, Cody and Caleb Walker, serving as body doubles. Although Walker may have passed away, Brian remains alive and well within the world of the films, though he has not been seen in the flesh since Furious 7’s emotional ending.

The closet audiences have come to seeing Brian again (outside of the flashbacks featured in Fast X) is at the end of F9: The Fast Saga, when the character’s iconic Nissan Skyline pulls up at Dom’s house. This summer’s Fast X supposedly sets up the conclusion of the franchise in an 11th and potentially 12th installment (in addition to the announced Dwayne Johnson Luke Hobbs spinoff movie), and it’s very likely that the final movie will see Brian return in some capacity.

Diesel has also essentially teased as much, telling Total Film (via GamesRadar) earlier this year: “I couldn’t imagine this saga ending without truly saying goodbye to Brian O’Conner.” It’s unclear if this will mean a substantial digital recreation of the actor for extended portions of the film or a quick cameo at the very end, but it seems like audiences haven’t seen the last of Brian just yet. Even in death, Walker remains a key pillar of Fast and Furious, and it’s fitting that the final film will feature another heartfelt goodbye to further honor the late actor.

Source: Vin Diesel/ Instagram

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All 4 Fast & Furious Heroes Who Stayed Dead (& Which One Is Most Likely To Return)


Fast & Furious franchise is known for bringing back dead characters, but there are a few heroes who have remained dead. Jack Toretto, Dom’s father, died in a racing accident and his death should not be undone in the franchise. Jesse, a member of Dom’s crew, was killed in a drive-by shooting, while Vince was killed during an ambush. Elena, Dom’s love interest, was killed by the villain Cipher.

The Fast & Furious franchise has brought many characters back from the dead, but a handful of its heroes have remained killed off after their demise. The Fast Saga has taken its characters on a wild ride from street racing to the most outlandish adventures possible. The running theme of the Fast & Furious franchise has long been family, with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) building quite a large family indeed over the course of the Fast Saga’s run.

On top of its embrace of ridiculous, superhuman feats as a staple of its action scenes, the Fast & Furious movies are also well known for bringing back seemingly dead characters for more missions. The returns of Sung Kang’s Han in F9 and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar in Fast X would be especially noteworthy in emphasizing the notion that no Fast & Furious death is irreversible. However, that is not entirely true, as there have been a few Fast & Furious heroes who have died and never come back.

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4 Jack Toretto
An image of Jack Toretto driving a car in F9

Jack Toretto (J.D. Pardo) is the father of Dom, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and Jakob Toretto (John Cena), and is first seen in a flashback to 1989 in F9. Jack is a highly skilled race car driver who instilled that talent in his children, with Dom and Jakob being part of his racing pit crew. However, Jack’s racing career took a tragic turn when his car malfunctioned and crashed, killing him. Dom later beat his father’s racing opponent, Kenny Linder (Jim Parrack), almost to death with a wrench, believing him responsible for his father’s demise.

This tragedy also led to Dom and Jakob falling out, with Dom later coming to believe that Jakob set up their father’s death since he was the last one to work on his car. However, Jack was intentionally attempting to throw the race in order to get his family out of debt. He had asked Jakob to help tinker with his car so that it would fail, with Jack’s death being unintentional on both their parts. While his return has been theorized by fans, of all the characters killed off in Fast & Furious, Jack Toretto’s death should never be retconned.

3 Jesse
Jesse in The Fast and the Furious pic

One of the early members of Dom’s family in the original The Fast and the Furious, Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was the brains of Dom’s crew in his enterprise of stealing DVD players. Jesse went on the run after losing a street race to Dom’s rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune), having bet his MK3 Volkswagen Jetta in the race. Jesse was later killed outside of Dom’s house when Johnny Tran and his associate Lance Nguyen (Reggie Lee) arrived and performed a drive-by shooting. Dom and Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) then chased down Johnny Tran and Lance Nguyen to avenge their fallen friend.

2 Vince
fast and furious 5 vince

Vince (Matt Schulze) was another member of Dom’s crew in The Fast & the Furious, and he was badly injured during a truck heist in that first movie. After his recovery, Vince fled to Rio de Janeiro where he later reunited with Dom and family in Fast Five. Despite Vince having settled down with a wife and a baby son, he agreed to join Dom’s daring heist of Rio’s most feared crime boss Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida). Unfortunately, Vince was killed during an ambush by Reyes’s team. After successfully pulling off the heist, Dom left Vince’s intended share of the money with his wife and son.

1 Elena
Elena Neves walks with her gun drawn by a car

Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) worked alongside Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in apprehending Dom and his crew in Fast Five. She and Dom gradually developed feelings for each other, however, and departed for Spain with Dom at the end of the movie. After Dom learned that his wife Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) was still alive despite her apparent death in Fast & Furious, Dom and Elena had an amicable split, only for it to later be revealed that Elena is the mother of Dom’s son in The Fate of the Furious.

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After Elena was killed by the villainous Cipher (Charlize Theron), Dom and Letty raised the boy together, with the two naming him Brian after Brian O’Conner. Meanwhile, Dom later met Elena’s sister Isabel (Daniela Melchior), who joined Dom’s crew in Fast X. While Elena remains deceased as of Fast X, the arrival of her sister Isabel and Fast & Furious’s habit of not truly killing off characters makes her the most likely thought-to-be-dead hero to potentially return as the franchise speeds towards its finale.

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