Alter Ego: Fast and Furious

To start a segment called “Alter Ego” that builds upon my last post, I will posting here and there about certain TV or Movie characters who make people want to be like them. They make people want to live and model themselves after them for one reason or another.

The first posting of this installment will be about the Fast and Furious series. So many men and women dig cool exotic cars and strive to own one (or more) at some point in their lives. The prime series regarding nice cars and racing is the Fast and Furious series. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and The Rock (lately) have been the cornerstone characters in these movies. As a watcher, I always want to be in the driver’s seat of any of those cars especially in the later movies. The matte black Dodge Charger has my name written all over it, and watching it in action motivate me to reach my goals an get one in real life.

From the movie scenes to the soundtrack, it just makes you want to be whipping it down the highway at over 100mph speeds. All eyes are on you and your rare car that makes others look like peasants. I want to be pulling into my driveway in tropical Southern California or Rio de Janeiro as the workers from are putting the finishing touches on my in-ground pool with top-of-the-line landscape and views around it.

Let’s take a look at some of the best cars from the movies:

  • The Dodge Charger
  • Nissan Skyline
  • Mazda Drift Car
  • Mitsubishi Evo
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • Toyota Supra

Lots of teenagers and young adults are so intrigued with cars and want the sharpest looking, fastest hot-rods on the market. The ultimate goals in life are Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Bugatti. To get this you need to be wealthy as anything, but the cars in Fast and Furious are mostly normal cars that are just souped up. This made me want to get neon lights to line my interior in and add a huge bass in my trunk all summer. While I never carried through with it, some people do. This is the power and influence that this movie series has on people. Further, some even get involve din street racing. While unorganized racing is a crime in most areas, there are designated tracks to race on, which have become increasingly popular with each additional movie in this series.

There are a couple more possible Fast and Furious Movies coming out in the near future. We can only hope that he cars in stock are even nicer than the previous ones, and are cause of more motivation and inspiration. The characters in Fast and Furious combine racers and criminals in an epic action series, which are two of the most popular genres in movies and subjects. They are interesting mixes that keep people on the hook. As a result, people model themselves after the crew and main characters. For the end of the segment, we will leave it with on of the finest automobiles around. Live fast, ride faster.