Watch: VFX Breakdown of 'Fast & Furious 6' Airplane Runway Action

June 4, 2013
Source: Wired

Fast & Furious 6

One of the most ridiculously fun, action-packed movies of the summer so far is Fast & Furious 6. It's fast-paced pure entertainment. And now we're going to dive into the making of one of the key action sequences, the spectacular airplane runaway finale which blew audiences away back when it was teased during the Super Bowl spot in January. Despite the fact that the runaway in the sequence would need to be impossibly long to actually happen, the sequence is quite the spectacle on the big screen. Wired has unveiled a cool featurette which shows how much of the sequence was practical effects, and how much was created digitally. Justin Lin loves his practical action, so you might be surprised how they pulled this off. Watch!

Here's the cool featurette for Justin Lin's Fast & Furious 6 straight from Wired:

Since Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian’s (Paul Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes are on the lam around the world. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Luke Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). Now, with full pardons and the chance at returning home on the line, Dom and his crew team up with the right side of the law to stop these criminals at street level in London. Justin Lin directs Fast & Furious 6 written by Chris Morgan. The film hit theaters on May 24th. See it right now!

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Hands down the best action sequence of the year. Totally ridiculous and amazing compositing and vfx.

Linkfx on Jun 4, 2013


Very fun indeed.

DAVIDPD on Jun 4, 2013


I agree with DAVIDPD and Linkfx... TOTALLY ridiculous but, oh, so much fun.

Qrious on Jun 4, 2013


Good mix of live action and cgi, but crazy idea.

Carpola on Jun 4, 2013


Not gonna lie when Giselle died I was actually kinda hurt

Cody W on Jun 4, 2013


I didn't see the point in her dying, maybe it was to make Han all moody, but it didn't really seem to upset the rest of the gang too much.

Carpola on Jun 5, 2013


second that.

W on Jun 5, 2013


Yeah..me too,that kinda sad..

Daniel on Jul 10, 2013


Longest... runway... ever

CellReborn on Jun 6, 2013

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