Fate of the Furious is here: Watch the best action scenes from the Fast and Furious films
Will the action in Fate of the Furious (or Fast and Furious 8 as it is also known) match the brilliance of its prequels?
Since 2001, we've followed the trajectory of Dom’s (Vin Diesel) family go from street racing criminals to globe-trotting car heist enthusiasts, courtesy the Fast and Furious franchise.
In the eyes of some, the antics of Dom and his family of car thieves is nonsensical and over the top rubbish. To others, it is one of the most fun and exciting action franchises out there today, and over the course of the last seven films, they have had their best run.
Though the action scenes are often outlandish and have become crazier over the years as each instalment attempts to outdo what came before — they are a veritable feast for the adrenaline junkie. As Fate of the Furious or Fast and Furious 8 as it is also known zooms into theatres on Friday, 14 April 2017, here is a look at some of the best action scenes from the franchise:
World’s Longest Runway from Fast and Furious 6 (2013)
While this is one of the most outlandish and ridiculous sequences in the franchise with what appears to be the longest runway in the world, it is also one of the coolest sequences in Fast and Furious 6.
Every cast member gets in on the action, we get to see Vin Diesel and The Rock fighting side by side in a battle which culminates with a moment so insane that it can't put it into words.
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The first drag race with Dom and Brian from Fast and Furious (2001)
This is where it all began. Dom and Brian’s first street race against each other resulting in the first strokes of where the series would ultimately go. Who can forget Dom’s Dodge Charger hitting a truck, flipping over Brian’s car and getting out of it without a scratch? This is the sequence that got us hooked to the franchise and was the start of one of the most riveting and complicated friendships in cinema.
Here's the race:
The bank vaults from The Fast Five (2011)
Dom and the family pull off a heist together — they haul several tons heavy bank vaults with two cars. Brian and Dom steal a vault and drag it through the streets of Rio leading to Dom using it to come in like a wrecking ball to improvise.
Drifting from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
At the time, this instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise appeared to be a pointless entry which failed to launch what could have been a Tokyo set side series to the main set of films. Tokyo Drift had some awesome moments, and the race through the parking garage in which we all learned what the 'drift' part of the title meant, made for a pulse-pounding few minutes. Here's the scene:
Car Meets Boat from 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
This early effort in 2 Fast 2 Furious remains one of the best of the action scenes of the franchise.
With a hysterical Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) in the passenger seat, O’Conner realised that the only way to save Monica (Eva Mendes) was to drive the car they're in into the villain's yacht.
So ofcourse, the car makes it into the yacht:
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