For higher or worse, the Quick and Livid franchise has thrown logic fully out the window. What began as a enjoyable racing and crime heist film with cool automobiles, however it has since advanced into one thing extra ridiculous totally. From touring to area in a jacked-up automotive to racing with trains touring at full velocity, this franchise continues to get comically absurd with its stunts. A few of these scenes toe the road between actuality and fantasy.

1. Abu Dhabi Constructing Soar

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Right earlier than the long-lasting constructing bounce, Toretto has already defied all legal guidelines of physics and gravity by lifting a 3,000-pound automotive with ease. That is peak superhuman power on show, as there is no such thing as a human alive that robust. 

Then, he proceeds to drive that automotive by a celebration and out the glass window of the constructing, situated over 100 flooring within the sky. As he flies by the air and lands in one other constructing, he does this yet again.

Evidently, this wouldn’t fly in actual life. Gravity would take you down instantly, and you’d find yourself worse than useless. However hey, within the Quick and Livid franchise, automobiles do fly, and also you’ll get extra of those flying automobiles as we go alongside.

2. Swinging a Automobile off a Cliff

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One other scene that defies all of the scientific legal guidelines of nature. This time, all we have now is a rope and a dream. As Dom drives in direction of a cliff with a destroyed bridge with one rope holding it collectively, it miraculously latches onto one among his tires, and so they swing from the cliff to a decrease one.

Sure, it’s as ridiculous because it sounds. Particularly for the reason that pressure of the bounce and the automotive’s weight with the 2 characters couldn’t be sustained by that one piece of rope or wire. For it to swing with ease whereas hooked up to just one tire is one other miracle. Maybe the crew was extremely impressed by Spiderman swinging round to have give you this stunt.

Moreover, the tough touchdown where the automotive flips a number of occasions whereas its occupants come out with out a scratch is one other ridiculous scene. 

3. The Boys in House

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As a lot as this scene is supposed to be comedic and hilarious, with the duo Tej and Roman getting launched into area and floating in a automotive, you may’t assist however surprise how they’re nonetheless alive. Let me be clear: the 2 are in a modified automotive, sporting previous custom-made astronaut fits in area. We even get a have a look at planet Earth for a bit there.

Even within the film, the 2 are afraid that the plan isn’t going to work, and honestly, it wouldn’t have in the event that they tried it in actual life. They’d die of suffocation or burn to a crisp even earlier than they get away of the planet’s ozone layer. Followers have all the time joked in regards to the franchise ultimately going into area, and so they made it a actuality—mad lads.

Additionally, how did they arrive again to Earth after this? The rocket boosters outfitted on their modified automotive had been launched into area. How did they survive all this, going to area and returning in a single piece? The world won’t ever know.

4. Catastrophic Financial institution Vault Chase

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Dragging a fortified financial institution vault throughout the town, crashing into something and all the pieces whereas concurrently avoiding civilians, appears ridiculous. Effectively, not for the Quick and Livid boys. This time, they elevate the heist scene by stealing the whole vault relatively than breaking into it like everybody else.

Moreover, the vault is hooked up to 2 automobiles with cables, and as they attempt to escape the corrupted police, some skilled maneuvering and coordination must be performed between the characters. It’s as ridiculous as it’s thrilling, particularly with the destruction left behind.

Nevertheless, you may’t assist however admire the thought course of and coordination the whole Quick and Livid crew has to carry one thing like this to life. It might virtually cross for a possible try in actual life.

5. Soccer With a Bomb in Rome

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Following the heels of the financial institution vault chase, we have now an enormous bomb let unfastened within the streets of Rome and the villain making issues hell for the crew. The entire thought is to make sure that the bomb doesn’t explode within the coronary heart of the town or anyplace close to civilians. 

But, regardless of the way you see it, the state of affairs is as ridiculous because it comes. Bombs are usually depicted as objects it’s best to deal with rigorously, because the slightest motion would set them off. That’s not the case this time. In reality, at one level, the bomb is on fireplace, and it nonetheless doesn’t detonate. Plus, the bomb being smacked round like a nasty soccer game results in extra ruins, smashed automobiles, and destroyed buildings.

Did we point out that Dom’s automotive doesn’t appear to retain a lot injury in any respect? In comparison with the destruction the bomb inflicted because it crashed into quite a few buildings and constructions, Dom’s automotive appears invincible. As normal, the main man within the Quick and Livid franchise by no means will get harm. 

6. Full-speed Practice Race

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Irrespective of the way you see it, there’s no means a automotive might beat a prepare moving at full velocity. However Dom and Brian resolve that they may take their probabilities and have a go at it anyway. Fortunate for them, plot armor is a factor, and you may’t let the primary characters of your franchise simply die off so early within the collection.

Dom and Brian resolve to race one another this time, however a prepare moving full velocity forward will get of their means in the event that they don’t velocity up. The 2 slam their foot on the fuel and activate their nitrous to beat one another and to keep away from getting battered by the prepare with barely seconds to spare. 

As foolish as it’s, it does make for an exciting expertise to witness and relive. It additionally marks one of many first few brotherly bonding moments between the 2 characters. Nothing brings you nearer than demise, in spite of everything.

7. The Energy of Love

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Now you know the way we maintain speaking about plot armor? Effectively, the main man, Dominic Toretto, has probably the most plot armor of all of them. He even will get revived by the magnificent energy of affection. 

In Livid 7, Dom will get harm after driving his automotive at a helicopter and seems to be useless for about 2 minutes. The entire frequent procedures of reviving somebody – CPR, chest compressions; did nothing for him. Nevertheless, as Letty begins speaking about how her reminiscence is again and that she loves him whereas crying, the person one way or the other comes again to life. Be aware that at this level, they stopped attempting to revive him, too.

Except for that, let’s not discuss in regards to the superhuman power Hobbs portrayed by moving a giant slab of concrete and ripping the automotive door off its hinge to get to Dom’s physique. General, it’s an emotional scene, however in case you double again, some components could appear ridiculous.

8. Zombie Automobiles

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That is one other memorable sequence within the Quick and Livid franchise where Cipher turns each automobile in New York Metropolis into her swarm. We’re not speaking about these self-driving automobiles right here; these automobiles are common automobiles that one way or the other get hacked into and are driving themselves.

Oh, in fact, it doesn’t make sense. You must know that by now. Automobiles can’t be hacked into simply, particularly if they aren’t electrical or related to an web source. Typical operated by hand automobiles should not hackable, though it makes for an fascinating plotline.

To not point out the enjoyable chase sequence and automobiles being thrown out of buildings with reckless abandon, inflicting large quantities of destruction. It’s chaotic and enjoyable to look at, regardless of how ridiculous it could appear.

9. Previous Villain and a Child

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The principle purpose why it is a considerably nonsensical second to have on this movie is as a result of the Shaw brothers had been the villains of the film earlier than it. But right here they’re, saving the newborn of their sworn enemy with gusto and hardship. This is identical Deckard Shaw who murdered Dom’s longtime good friend Han in chilly blood, and right here he’s, making jokes with Dom’s child.

Plus, all of this takes place on a airplane. Deckard has the newborn in his arms (at the least nearby) all through the shootouts and murdering Cipher’s goons. It’s a surprise the kid doesn’t develop up with some trauma. 

As foolish as all that is, it makes for a enjoyable and comedic sequence within the film. Additionally it is fascinating to see Shaw’s character improvement and the way simply the characters swap alliances. He’s now a part of the household, alongside together with his household.

10. The Resurrection of Han

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Hailed as one of the crucial iconic moments within the Quick and Livid franchise, the web went wild when the trailer dropped for Quick 9, revealing that Han is alive. Han is a fan-favorite character of the franchise, so his demise getting retconned was among the best choices made.

Han’s character supposedly died in Tokyo Drift in an explosion masterminded by Deckard Shaw. It’s no secret that the franchise bent some guidelines and altered the timeline for him to return again and for all of it to make sense in Quick 9. It’s revealed that his demise was faked for him to guard and lift a woman – Elle, for a secret venture.

It’s mind-bending and complicated when you’ve got not been maintaining with the franchise, however we are able to all agree that having Han again is without doubt one of the greatest choices the franchise has ever made. Sung Kang portrays the character with such grace and charisma it’s onerous for you to not love him.

11. Epic Bus Scene

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It’s a good way to recollect Paul Walker’s final film within the franchise resulting from his premature demise. We’re handled to a scene where he scales a bus hanging off a cliff, then jumps and barely makes it onto Letty’s rushing automotive. The timing is impeccable and onerous to imagine, particularly since he free-hand scales the bus.

Plus, he barely manages to seize onto Letty’s automotive spoiler. If that weren’t there, he most likely would have careened to his demise. Both means, although, it makes for a tense and thrilling scene. Particularly since earlier than that, we get to look at a wild chase by the forest and a combat between Brian and a talented murderer inside the bus.

It’s like a second out of a Mission Not possible film, that’s for positive. One where all the pieces feels prefer it’s working on probability and ideal timing or placements. 

12. The Rock Is Proof against Damaged Bones

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Look, everyone knows how beefy and muscular The Rock is. He’s The Rock, in spite of everything. However even when he appears invincible, his character is human. So think about how ridiculous it’s to see Luke Hobbs get out of a hospital mattress as if nothing occurred and flex his muscle tissues to interrupt freed from a cast. 

His arm is supposedly damaged, however he acquired out of the cast like nothing occurred, and his arm is completely fantastic. That’s one other nice case of film magic right there. Even in actuality, a cast is tough to take off, requiring the assistance of nurses and docs to interrupt by it. Although, this isn’t actuality.

However it’s wild to suppose that the administrators and producers of the Quick and Livid franchise suppose it’s lifelike sufficient to depart it within the film’s last lower. Both they love the nonsense, or it simply flew right over their heads.

13. Countless Runway Aircraft Combat

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We’ve got the limitless runway airplane combat in one other iconic scene of peak nonsense and epic fights. Some followers have speculated that this have to be the longest runway on the earth because it appears to go on for about 26 miles. That’s extremely ridiculous since even the longest airport runway on the earth is about 3 miles.

However anyway, again to this scene. Some would argue that it is sensible that the runway appears to go on without end if you concentrate on it being shot from varied angles, every second coinciding. But even then, it seems like a stretch. Additionally, can we discuss how they’re attempting to cease the airplane by attaching it to their automobiles? How would that even work?

Loads is occurring within the scene, with individuals preventing within the airplane, individuals preventing outdoors the airplane, and other people attempting their greatest to carry the airplane down. It’s so chaotic that it’s onerous for you to consider the realism of all of it. However if you need some in-depth perception on it, try this text that did the mathematics for us all.

14. A Tank within the Center of the Freeway

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A literal tank in the midst of a busy freeway appears like absolute hell, and Tej’s response to it initially of the scene is what we’d think about everybody appears like when confronted with one.

Do I’ve to inform you how ridiculous it’s for a tank to drive unsanctioned down a freeway, shooting missiles in broad daylight? Even writing that sentence feels surreal. Plus, they’re working down civilian automobiles prefer it’s nothing, however when Roman will get caught in entrance of the tank, it doesn’t run him over or instantly injury his automotive. Maybe being a part of the household does grant you life immunity.

The most effective half? Letty goes flying by the air to her doom however is caught by Toretto in mid-air. They land on a automotive, and this man doesn’t even undergo a scratch. They stare intently into one another’s eyes as a flashback ensues, which implies they stare at one another for upwards of three minutes in silence. 

15. Torpedo With Naked Fingers

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Once more, The Rock is available in clutch and is outwardly invincible together with his tremendous power to deal with a torpedo together with his naked fingers and muscle tissues. On this tense scene, explosions abound because the automobiles drive on what looks like a frozen lake. Cipher sends two torpedo missiles to decimate the crew.

As luck would have it, one causes an explosion whereas the opposite slides onto the ice and will get redirected by Hobb, who dangles out of his door. The wild factor is, it doesn’t look like he wanted to place in a lot effort; just a bit push and the missile is thrown off beam and away from the crew.

Having The Rock as a part of your loved ones is really a blessing. He heals damaged bones on the velocity of sunshine and might redirect a torpedo with a little bit grunt and push.

16. Vans vs Helicopters

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When it comes all the way down to it, which do you suppose will win? Vans or helicopters? Effectively, in Hobbs and Shaw, the vehicles pull the profitable card. Thoughts you, it’s not even a full-fledged or heavy-duty truck. It’s simply the top of a truck with a metallic chain that Hobbs manages to wind round a helicopter with a toss.

But one way or the other, the truck pulls the helicopter round prefer it weighs nothing and has zero resistance. Even whether it is full-on working within the sky and appears to be a military-grade helicopter. Even higher, they handle to reel in the helicopter with the chain. The scene then finally ends up with 4 vehicles hooked up, three of them floating in mid-air.

However all is saved when the miraculous nitrous will get fired up, and everyone seems to be again on land. Better part? The chain comes unfastened, and Hobbs grabs onto it and the truck, showcasing his superhuman power in holding a helicopter in place. Thoughts blown.

17. Dying Defying Cliff Soar

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It’s protected to say that this cliff bounce is without doubt one of the extra iconic moments in Quick and Livid, purely due to the adrenaline rush of the second. It begins with the prepare about to blow up resulting from oil leakage and a bridge forward that’s quick approaching whereas Mind dangles off the aspect of the prepare.

Brian faces a quick demise, and Dom slams the fuel to get to him in a sports activities automotive stolen from the prepare. Brian barely makes it as he jumps into the automotive with Dom, however they drive off a cliff and into the water tons of of ft under. Now, in case you are conscious of how physics and gravity work, the influence ought to kill them each.

However, in fact, they survive. There’s even a ridiculously lengthy second when the 2 dangled within the air earlier than touchdown within the water, popping out fully unhurt. They even handle to speak to one another whereas swimming in place like nothing occurred.

18. Boat Soar

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In any situation, touchdown a automotive on a ship looks like a ridiculous thought that may by no means have been potential. Nevertheless, inconceivable is Quick and Livid’ center identify. This time, we have now Brian driving a automotive at full velocity off the street and one way or the other onto a yacht.

The humorous factor is, it appears so handy {that a} ramp is close by because the boat passes by the world. Film magic is doing its factor there. The gap the automotive has to cross to achieve the boat appears ridiculous, too. Plus, it’s a surprise the boat didn’t find yourself sinking on the weight and pressure of the automotive touchdown on it. 

Actually, let’s not dwell on the physics and science of this scene, as it’s a cool motion stunt for positive. Let’s simply hope a Quick and Livid film buff doesn’t replicate it in actual life.

19. Automobiles Are Proof against Explosions

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One of the best ways to explain that is ‘the ability of household.’ This additionally takes place right after the ‘previous villains and a child’ scene we’ve talked about above. As Dom drives his automotive into the submarine and will get launched whereas an explosion occurs, he lands with out a scratch.

However, it will get wilder. A much bigger explosion ensues, and Dom is out within the open with nothing to guard him. The crew drives their automotive into place right because the explosion occurs and types a field round Dom to guard him. He comes out unscathed, as do the automobiles: no damaged home windows or something.

In actuality, he would have burnt to a crisp. Primarily as a result of nothing is stopping the flames from reaching him by the gaps of the automobiles, and the automobiles themselves would shatter on the pressure and warmth. Tires would soften, and home windows would at the least crack. Ahh, film magic.

20. Earth Shattering Stomp

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It solely stands to purpose that The Rock as Hobbs is just not the one character with ridiculous superhuman power and invincibility. Because the main man, Dominic Toretto is a beast that doesn’t appear to get injured or die both. 

An incredible instance can be this scene where he stomps on a destroyed parking construction, which ends up in an earthquake that buries Deckard Shaw alive, supposedly killing him. Did we point out he managed to outlive the collapse of the parking construction hit by a missile? Both by dumb luck or film magic, nobody actually is aware of for positive.

The superhero pose on the peak of the destruction ties the scene collectively as if Dom is a personality out of a Marvel film. With that ridiculous earth-shattering stomp, he actually may very well be. This combat scene with Shaw may very well be a scene from a superhero film.


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