Well last night Kat and I decided that it was finally time for us to go see The Fast and the Furious, which is basically a movie about import car racing. First of all, let me say that it is refreshing to see a movie like this on the big screen: it is a showcase for really nice cars (depending on your opinion) will a decent storyline and cast. What you have to do is get into the right frame of mind for this sort of thing. As some may well know I myself drive an import car, so I already find the subject fascinating. Also, my enthusiasiam has gotten Kat interested in this whole scene as well. (Heh, my plan worked) Throughout the movie I had to periodically wipe drool away from my chin, some absolutely incredible cars drove across the screen. It was great, I had to restrain myself from going: and that is a civic, and that is a 240sx, ooo ooo, there is a supra… I was doing that the whole dang movie. Now, I want to have the disclaimer that my car will probably never look even close to what some of these guys are doing, but I certainly prefer a little more horsepower than the factory setting. I guess that means I am into overclocking my car instead of my computer.
Kat and I also decided that the other members of our group would probably not have enjoyed the movie as much as we did. True, the movie did have a decent plot, but it really was about showcasing the cars on the screen. There were quite a few moments that I just went “Holy Sh**” and just grabbed my armrest a little more. Sometimes I just like the more visceral movies, where the plot is NOT the most important part. I have become very good as suspending my disbelief. There are only a few movies I have watched in my lifetime that I have said “I will never willing watch that again.” It falls into the kind of personality that I have, I am laid back and tend to take things at face value. This does not mean that I enjoy everything equally; it just means that if I get at least a little enjoyment, I am usually happy with that. I tend not to try and think “well if this happened then that situation would have been better” because of the fact that nothing can be changed about that situation now. Now this sort of attitude can be bad in school, and is partially the reason why I did leave, money was the other.
Yikes, now that I am really off the subject, look for in the near future pic and stats on my car, as well as some plans for the future. That is, unless I win the lottery and get my WRX that I want 🙂