Gumball 3000: Six Days In May
February 6, 2006
Rated: NR Runtime: 69 min Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Almost the entire staff here at Movies for Guys have 100+ octane blood. Given the choice between an evening with a super car and an evening with a super model, we would have to pause and get back to you after we think about it a bit. So anytime a car movie or street racing DVD crosses our desk we get excited.
Gumball 3000: Six Days in May is a DVD based on the 2004 running of the Gumball in Europe. This is not a “race” as such, it is a rally technically. In reality, what you have is a bunch of rich bad boys with a spectacular collection of super cars tear assing across France, Spain and Morocco. They drive like mad men during the day and party like rock stars at night. This my friends is what we would consider a good time!
Our only complaint with this DVD is that we would like to take the editor out back and smack him silly. He doesn’t stick with any car or crew long enough to really feel like we’re in the race. And anytime they’re about to do something cool like get some track time we’ll get a few seconds then he’ll cut away to someone sipping cocktails at an after-party. We’d love to see a lot more footage of the driving. There are some cool sequences including one spectacular wreck, but it could be better.
Regardless, we give this DVD 4 stars. It’s worth it for the gorgeous collection of cars and cool sequences, scattered as they may be. If you feel a stirring in your loins when I start saying words like Ferrari Enzo, Porsche Twin Turbo, Lamborghini Murcielago or Mercedes AMG then this DVD is for you. And for any of you who are thinking “a car is just transportation”, we’ll tell you Adrien Brody is one of the participants as we know you probably think he’s hot.
Popularity: 20% [?]
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