Posted By x01011000x on 01-01-2012 02:23 AM
I just watched TF&TF and 2F2F this weekend. Man, I forgot how bad some of the dialog was. And the background cars...wow. Don't get me wrong though, I love the series. My favorite car was the Skylilne driving around the city right after the opening scene of Fast Five.
The cars in the first movie were kind of cool, IMO. Most of them were "clones" of real-life, heavily modified tuner cars; the actual "hero" cars were featured in scenes that didn't require stunt driving. Wasn't the red RX-7 a Veilside demo car, for instance?
Starting with the second movie, the cars were just painted to look cool, and were not based off of real-life cars. If I remember correctly, Sport Compact Car did a test on the cars from the second movie and found that they were all disturbingly slow. They just had ridiculous body kits, wheels, and paintjobs slapped onto otherwise stock cars.