2 Fast 2 Real II
February 7, 2006
Rated: NR Runtime: 80 min Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I’m not as much of a gear head as some of the other guys here, my tastes lean more towards Mercedes than Mopar, but I certainly appreciate a car that can punch me in the gut when challenged at a redlight. Even so, I figured after 10 minutes of this DVD I’d be bored from watching ricers play with their little Civics. Instead I found myself thoroughly enjoying myself from beginning to end.
This movie is basically a pseudo-documentary about a group of guys and gals who like to spend their weekends racing cars. Unfortunately there aren’t any tracks around for them to use, so they have to do it on the street. This leads to regular encounters with the police as you can well imagine, and we get to see several of them on film. There’s also the occasional “oops!” with other cars… and a telephone pole. Nothing serious though, this DVD leans towards street racing and isn’t trying to scare you like those films from high school.
For the most part the cars you see are older American cars that have been souped up and can post some serious numbers. There’s also the occasional import, and a few of them can even run like the wind (a Civic posting a 9.5 quarter mile is something to see.) More than one motorcycle makes an appearance, and there’s even a race between a couple of dumptrucks. Yes, you read that correctly.
If you’re into fast cars but prefer affordable hardware, this DVD is right up your alley. Just remember, while what you’re seeing is real street racing, that doesn’t mean you should try this on your own streets. These guys are using controlled conditions and have lots of safety equipment in their cars in case something goes wrong. Well, some of them do at least.
Popularity: 24% [?]
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