Agreed. The best car chase scenes are the ones that are at least somewhat believable. If you have to use CG or a model or something, don't bother. That idiotic jump in 60 seconds ruined the whole thing, and that's why Bullitt will always be the king of car chase movies. They actually performed the jumps they showed without totalling a car after every jump, so it made the scene believable. That's also why Ronin is pretty good.White30th said:What you guys have all forgotten or don't know and they don't tell you are the series of movies made by Toby Halicki in the 70's that superseded all that Gone in 60seconds crap. Sorry, the Nicholas Cage movie was a sad remake of the ORIGINAL Gone in 60 Seconds. Follow Halicki's "Gone" with his "Junkman" a movie with more incredible chase scenes. Don't bother with the third movie in the series as its essentially a remake of his "Gone". Halicki died in his 4th attempt at movies, but his widow recently rereleased his original "Gone" and its been restored. Worth seeing.
Also try the original Italian Job with Michael Caine. Funny movie! Great Italian street scenes with the Mini Coopers racing through Rome. Also, don't miss the opening where the Mafia destroys the Lamborghini Miura and then later MIchaels Caine's beautiful XKE!
Ronin was awesome. FnF1/2 are horrible.
mercutio said:Vanishing Point has got to be the worst movie ever made, and I say that having seen Battlefield Earth, Night of the Lepus and The Postman. There has never been a movie that makes less sense.
DMcBrideBoston said:I thought someone would have brought up the car chase scene in "The Rock"
Nicholas Cage had a badazz chase scene in some exotic car.
I think it's the kind of movie that's supposed to be profound if you're on acid or something, but if you're sane it's just stupid. The funny thing is that Mopar guys like it just because of the "It takes a Mopar to catch a Mopar" line.warmaster259 said:So you think its so easy to find a white challenger in the middle of a desert?