Christopher Cashell (topher) wrote,
Christopher Cashell
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Movie: The Fast and the Furious

I meant to throw up a short opinion on The Fast and the Furious a week ago, when I saw it, but I just haven't gotten around to it.

In short, the movie was very cool. Vin Diesel kicks much booty. There were some good driving and chase scenes, and overall, the movie was a lot of fun.

My one real complaint with it is Hondas.

Now, I like Hondas. I think they're really solid, dependable, good, cars. Heck, I'm even considering getting a Honda for my next car.

However.

Hondas are not what comes to mind when you think of race cars. You usually think of a muscle car, like a Camaro, or a 'Vette, a Trans Am/Firebird, or an old school beast like a Charger, a GTO, a GTX, a 'Cuda, or a high end sports car, like a Viper, Ferrari, Lamborgini, etc. At least, those are what I think of when I think of racing cars.

In The Fast and the Furious, about 3 out of 4 cars were Hondas. By the end of the movie, you sort of felt like you were watching a Honda commercial.

There was one point where a guy in the movie was trying to push a heavily modified (4 banger, I think) Honda Civic to hit 140 mph. Thing is. . . a stock 2000 Corvette can hit a top speed of 170. And from what I recall of comments made in the movie, the mods on the Honda prolly put it in a similar price range to the vet.

So, if you don't mind seeing some Hondas, and are able to look past the Honda advertisement feeling, The Fast and the Furious was a cool flick. ;-)
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