What’s the greatest movie moment of all time? The shower scene from Psycho? The opening of The Sound Of Music? Dorothy opening the door to technicolour in The Wizard Of Oz?
It’s widely agreed that they’re all up there. But Vin Diesel has another suggestion … the conclusion of Furious 7. He’s deadly serious, too, as he recently told NME that the scene of his own character Dominic Toretto driving away from Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner “might be the best moment in cinematic history.”
Diesel recently reflected on Walker’s death and then returning to film Furious 7, admitting that he was originally “so reluctant to go back to filming.”
“I just felt like the studio was asking me to go back to a funeral. I was so broken by it. I didn’t want anyone to use the tragedy as a story plot.”
Clearly Diesel is rather glad that he did return for the shoot, though, as he added, “We were able to do something so beautiful and so classy. Might be the best moment in cinematic history. Not just in my career but in cinematic history. Men around the world, everyone was able to cry, but men around the planet for the first time in history were able to cry together.”
While Diesel is right that the end of Furious 7 did provoke an emotional response from male viewers, it still feels like a bit of a stretch to say that it was the greatest moment in all of movie history. I mean, surely the fight between Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw and Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs, which resulted in the latter jumping out of a window and landing on top of a car, beats it.
Audiences can now see if Vin DIesel’s latest movie Bloodshot has any scenes that rival the end of Furious 7, or any of cinema’s other finest moments for that matter, as it has just been released into UK cinemas.