@Gary_Bechtold everyone is certainly entitled to their views on this car and on the movie, but I'd also like to point out that most car movies are arguably "dumb." Took me 4 watches to finally understand the plot to "Bullitt" which is refreshing compared to "Two Lane Blacktop" or "Vanishing Point" which have none. All three of those are still regarded as "great" car movies.
@drhino To me the only watchable or remotely believable F&F films are the first and third. They quickly turned into heist films because "car" films don't sell, action films do. It just goes to show that in general car centered films are not gonna be blockbusters. When car people start to approach "car" films understanding that those films were not made for them, but for the blissfully unaware general audience, then many of these films are far more enjoyable. Faults aside, the original F&F film is still one of my favorite films featuring cars.
I won't say I didn't enjoy the F&F movie after I turned my brain off because I had to. So many car things they got wrong that I had to stop criticizing it or I would not enjoy the movie. However it's a horribly ugly car due to the body kit and other modifications. The park bench wing and the terrible graphics make me want to hurl in a color similar to the car's color.
@MATTMERICA if you go to the hyperlink in the article for a preview piece we did, we included a video that Craig Lieberman, the technical advisor for the film and the builder of the Hero 1 car did explaining the car's history in fine detail as well as what was done to it.