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The 10 Best Stunts In The Movie

When it comes to the Fast & Furious series, their action set pieces and fight choreography continue to impress fans to this day. This includes both scenes that are legitimately shot and those that have the benefit of CGI. F9 carried on this tradition of upping the ante in this regard, with many memorable moments that attested to the impressive stunts on display.

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Sequences such as Dominic Toretto chasing after his brother Jakob, Cipher’s usage of drones, and Roman and Tej’s trek to space all heavily featured stunts that truly increased the film’s overall intensity. With Fast 10 set to follow in the near future, it’s worth recapping the most notable stunts in the ninth installment.

Roman’s Fakeout Death Through The Falling Truck

Roman and Dom shoot at soldiers at the wreckage of Mr. Nobody's plane in Fast 9

Although this also qualifies for one of F9’s cheesy but entertaining scenes, it was simultaneously a good bit of stunt work. In this scene, Tyrese Gibson’s Roman has his car trapped between boulders and he is required to scale down to safety. 
This moment was packed with tension, as Roman’s movement around the car was fraught with a foreboding sense of doom. Moreover, the fakeout that he was crushed under the car moments later was a creative way for a car stunt, as it landed right in front of Roman rather than on him, only giving the illusion that he may have died.

Letty’s Bike Chase Sequence


Racing and chase sequences were among the series details F9 brought back, with Letty getting solo focus early in the movie. These stunts required Letty to maneuver herself around heavy gunfire and uneasy terrain for survival, all the while keeping her balance on the bike.
It saw her keep up with Dom who was in his car, as their enemies closed in from each side. The stunt also had Letty complete wheelies, huge jumps, and finally land on Dom’s car after her bike was knocked off course. It went a long way in showing just how entertaining bike sequences can be in a series known mainly for cars.

Letty & Mia’s Fight Scene In Tokyo


Mia finally got to show her fight skills alongside Letty in F9, with this sequence featuring a fair amount of stunt choreography. In Tokyo, the two women ran across a bunch of mooks whom they dispatched by making use of their environment, as they crashed out of the establishment and into the streets.
The stunt work was particularly impressive due to single-shots of the scene dominating the sequence, as Letty and Mia took on the bad guys through a mix of fighting styles and incorporating background elements like props, even including a spoon at one point.

Queenie Shaw’s Escape

Queenie flees from the police in Fast 9

It doesn’t matter if it’s been 20 years since the series began or that F9 brought back this played-out trope, as car sequences are a standard Fast & Furious affair. Queenie Shaw’s was one of the more memorable ones, featuring car stunts like drifting and swift curves as part of her escape.
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It also saw Queenie lead cops into her trail in such a way that they all ended up colliding with one another, leaving Queenie free to drive away. The 360-degree turn and reverse-drive into an alley was easily the standout moment of this piece of stunt work.

The Crew Flipping Over The Armored Truck

Two cars block an armored truck while it flips in F9

Fast & Furious movies always leave biggest moments for the climax and F9 was no exception. In the film’s finale, after Jakob was turned into a more sympathetic character, he returned to help Dom’s crew take down Otto and his associates.
This led to an incredible stunt that featured Dom and Jakob trapping the armored truck containing Aries by the front with their cars as a way to flip the truck over. It was quite the sight to have race cars make short work of this huge truck, along with the eventual fallout of the vehicle standing perfectly at a standstill.

Dom’s Destruction Of Cipher’s Drone

Charlize Theron as Cipher in Fast and Furious 9

While it’s clear that a lot of this was done through CGI, it doesn’t make pulling off the stunt onscreen any less impressive. As it happened, Dom used the armored truck to get to the edge of a cliff while Cipher arrived to target him through her drone.
Realizing this, Dom had the truck swerved to the side so as to have it topple straight onto Cipher’s drone after she fired her missile at the truck. The collision of both the vehicle and the drone brought an end to the action in explosive fashion for what was an exhilarating scene of stunt choreography.

Ramsey’s Commandeering Of The Truck

Ramsey drives a truck as she pursues Otto in F9

This scene combined both the stunt work of car chase sequences with fight choreography. Ramsey took control of the truck containing one of the electromagnets to power Aries. It then transitioned over to the main road, where the electromagnet was activated various times and pulled in things from all around the street toward the track then back again.
Inside the vehicle, Tej and Roman took on Otto’s goons for what was another creative way to put a spin on a fight scene. As it happened, the electromagnet’s activation saw the men be pushed around the truck, which gave Roman and Tej the opening to strategically put the men down.

Dom & Jakob’s Chase Across Streets And Rooftops

Jakob ziplines in F9 with a determined look on his face.

Despite pushing the limits of human durability, this sequence was superb in the way it blurred the lines between green screen usage and legitimate stunt work. Jakob was shown ziplining through the city, only for Dom to give chase by running across rooftops and intercepting Jakob in midair.
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It got even more entertaining when the men entered the streets and Dom gave chase to Jakob where the two leaped from one car onto another in moving traffic. The stunts were highly impressive for the way they looked authentic enough for it to seem as if the men were legitimately engaging in this action.

Testing Of The Rocket Car

The Rocket drives races against a plane in F9

This was a simple but effective stunt that showcased how the Fast & Furious series was truly pushing the boundaries of what it’s capable of. Here, Sean Boswell and his friends strapped a rocket to a car, hoping it would be faster than a plane.
The stunt in question had the car in question speed up to ridiculous lengths, to the point where it exploded. Of course, that was what made it entertaining as it set up Roman and Tej’s later apprehension to using the same car to go into space.

Dom’s Slingshot Of His Car

Dom's car gets slingshot in F9

It’s obvious none of this was filmed in real life, but there’s no denying that the general idea of the stunt was marvelous. In the film’s first act, Dom used a wire connected to his car to drive off the cliff and then have it slingshot to the cliff on the opposite side in order to avoid his enemies.
This not only brought in a commendable bit of stunt work involving cars, but was also a sequence that was intriguing to watch since the slingshot took its time, and the car was shown coursing through the air for a few seconds.
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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

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster

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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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