Thursday, April 9, 2009

Fast and Furious 4

I am a sucker for car movies and for sequels. So it is not surprising that I went out and saw this movie. Should you go see it? Well are you a sucker for car movies and sequels?

With the return of Vin Diesel, this movie picks up where the first one ends, and in some ways should almost be considered F&F 2. With the character development and background established, the writers of F&F4 attempted to make a more serious drama flick. It kindda worked. The dialog is rather cheesy, but the action makes up for it.

I went into the theaters with low expectations and walked out satisfied.

Of course I had a few gripes about the movie.

-I hate the fact that they removed the drive axles from the front wheels making the AWD Nissan Skyline a RWD car. The ridiculous amount of throttle induced oversteer made Paul Walkers character look like a rookie barely keeping his car from spinning out. A good driver can still drift an AWD car, however to get that kind of tail happy action at low speeds they had to do what they had to do.


-Having experienced early model American Muscle cars, a street race with a modern import would be a blow out due to handling. Same could be said for the offroad scene against a 300+ HP (stock)AWD Subaru WRX STI. What made it even worse was the undercarriage shot of the flipped car, showing the stock 60's/70's leaf spring rear suspension.



The most exotic car of the whole film however was the Lamborghini LM002. It makes only a quick appearnce as the head bad guy races through the streets of Mexico followed by two Suburban type trucks. A telling view of it appears as it pulls up to the church. To see find out more about the Rambo Lambo: http://jalopnik.com/cars/jalopnik-fantasy-garage/rambos-lambo-the-lamborghini-lm002-279128.php

2 comments:

  1. I bet I can kick your ass in a race if I get to pick the trail. :-p

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  2. You really know your stuff... Keep up the good work! Furious Cars

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