Fast and the Furious

Topics: Culture, Automobile, Film Pages: 2 (798 words) Published: November 2, 2009
I believe “The Fast and The Furious” movie series has impacted our society to a great extent in our present day. This movie is a perfect example of a low culture film and is made for the common person to watch and enjoy. After the first movie of this series came out, slowly but surely people began modifying their cars and tried turning them into speed machines just like the cars in the movie. It became more common than ever to see small Japanese cars like Honda Civics’ hooked up with an enormous oversized muffler screaming down the road.

Just recently, I went to go see the 4th of the Fast and the Furious series in the movie theatres the night that it came out. After the movie, there was a big circle of about 25 cars in the parking lot either blasting their systems or showing off their tuned up cars by doing donuts. I was sort of amazed to see that this was going on because that meant it probably wasn’t just happening it Staten Island, but places all over the country this was going on.

The Fast and the Furious series sparked a big interest in teenagers wanting to tune up their cars and have the fastest car out there on the road. This movie is basically in a way an advertisement showing all the new technologies and modifications you can possibly do to your car. What made the series as popular as it is today is the fact that up until 2001 when the first one came out, there was never a movie of this sort made before with all these flashy cars and street races. Some people blame the movie for the increase of street racing that began to occur soon afterwards along with a sudden increase of sales for small high-powered motorcycles.

The Fast and the Furious has many scenes throughout the movie where you don’t believe what you’re seeing because it’s a little too unrealistic and absurd. As an example in the most recent one that came out, there’s a scene where an oil tanker is roller down a hill and Vin Diesel is his car waiting for the right moment to drive...
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