Rob Cohen, director of the primary Quick & Livid film aimed to be as genuine as potential with technical particulars of the film. Nevertheless, in keeping with the film’s technical director Craig Lieberman, Cohen reportedly stated that the “movie was not meant to appeal to gearheads. It was made to attract audiences who like action movies.” Now, Lieberman’s newest video exposes some of the film’s biggest technical errors.
As we’ve covered before, Lieberman helped with finding the cars, the parts, and extras for various scenes. At the time, he was deeply immersed in the import street racing scene and was well connected, which benefited Universal Studios. Nowadays, he’s a YouTuber with a fervent passion for not only the Fast & Furious franchise but for technical perfection. He has owned more than 40 cars including a Supra, GT-R, and Maxima that played starring roles in the first movie.
For instance, one of the errors that Lieberman covers is where a truck follows a Supra with a white bumper. Nobody called it out until just this year, Lieberman says, but it was actually a Miata bumper on the roof, not a Supra bumper.
As a technical advisor, Lieberman had a chance to review the script and make recommendations for changes, but as he notes in his video, “I gave advice; they didn’t always take it.”
The web result’s that some scenes wouldn’t be possible in actual life and a few of them are simply pure drama for the enjoyable of it. However solely probably the most ardent tuner superfans would choose them out.
For instance, within the opening sequence throughout a truck hijacking, the lead Honda Civic has a double-decker rear wing. You then’ll see later within the scene that it has a single wing; the second airfoil was eliminated to maintain the stuntman from getting tousled in it. Additional, that very same Civic slides below a semi-trailer as a part of the plan, which might not be potential in actual life. To assist viewers droop disbelief, the truck was customized made to be an additional 18 inches off the bottom. Now you recognize.
I notably loved the reasons about what nitrous oxide does and what it doesn’t—and the improbability of the large nitrous Mitsubishi Eclipse explosion. “You don’t have two nitrous techniques on a wheezy naturally aspirated inventory block 428 Eclipse,” Lieberman scoffs within the video.
In the event you desire your film magic to be full immersion, don’t watch this. Personally, I’d advocate you hearken to the entire scrumptious particulars, and right here’s Lieberman’s video explaining all of it.