Just remember, the Bullitt Mustang had a smoke generator in the trunk for when McQueen did the reverse burnout. The Jump in the remake of Gone in 60-Seconds has a blatantly obvious CGI jump. I just think we have higher standards of realism in films than we used to. You can pick apart any film you want. Ford v Ferrari has a quite a few historical inaccuracies. I think car people forget that movie companies don't make movies for us. They make movies for a broad audience, which are blissfully ignorant of any technical or historical mistake.
I hate these movies with a passion as a real Top Gun Pilot hate Top Gun.
My son just discovered Days Of Thunder. I told him to watch Stoker Ace as it was more realistic.
Why can’t they make more movies like Grand Prix?
Because movies are made to be financially successful across a wide range of demographics. Hate them all you want but box office numbers dont lie. There are plenty of great racing documentaries to watch if thats more your speed. Also Days of Thunder is fantastic.
Grand Prix was a movie that captured the real feel of racing. No fake computer images, no silly action etc. It presented a good story great live action video and great acting. It made a lot of money when it came out and won great acclaim.
In fact the movie won praise from Enzo Ferrari that he opened his whole team to the movie after he saw the early shooting. Before that he wanted nothing to do with it.
The results at the box office today is often the result of only the best that is not the best that could be. Much of today has made taste only something something some have only in their mouths.
I work in the racing industry and most in and around the Days of Thunder were deeply disappointed in the results. As for FF series we all cringe when some one say NOS as a word and not the lets it really is.
Too many movie goers are willing to settle for less so that is all you will get.
As for Documentaries. There have been a few good ones lately. Senna and Mclaren both were good.
The only racing movie of late that was acceptable was the Rush.
Movies like American Graffiti make FF look like a silly cartoon.
There is plenty of money to make on these films but as long as people accept garbage that is all you will get.
Higher standards demand greater results.
I'm not an F/F fan. Might be if I actually watched any of them, don't know. I did watch Hobbs and Shaw, and it was tolerable. As some have pointed out, action movies are not supposed to reflect reality (Bond, Jaws, Star Wars, etc.), but it is true that when I know a little about the topic, I tend to pick out totally unbelievable stuff and I lose track of the thread as I'm shaking my head. The Top Gun pilot watching Top Gun example is great. Shark experts probably grimace at The Meg, too. So I suggest that we follow the lead of hyperv6 and only watch Grand Prix - over and over. I NEVER get tired of that film! 😊