Digital Cover: The Fast Cast of ‘Furious 7′ Speeds Back

  1. The Bank Vault – Fast Five (2011)


The incredible climax in what’s arguably the series’ best movie, Fast Five’s bank vault heist is the franchise at the height of its powers. Staged with finesse and the usual I’m-the-man showmanship by director Justin Lin, this jaw-dropper of a sequence—where Dom’s team lifts a massive vault from a corrupt police station and drives it around the street of Rio De Janeiro—taps into the later sequels’ dynamite blend of levity and blockbuster visuals.

But it’s also an example of something the Fast & Furious movies rarely get credit for: intelligently convoluted screenwriting. To better understand why critics should use the word “intelligent” more often when discussing these films, check out how Dom and his squad manage to walk away with the cash.