NASCAR Movies; Will Hollywood Ever Get It Right?

And so i read a statistic that claims 1 in 3 Americans are NASCAR supporters, that equates to over 100 million people. Happen to be we to believe a full third of the American population do not deserve the making of a true quality NASCAR Movie? Now when i state true, what We mean is a show that reflects the fact of the sport, not fantasy. Great stories have drama, suspense, anticipation, personas, a beginning and an end. Can anyone state that many of these elements are not part of each and every NASCAR race? All 36 of them! And this will not even consider the tale lines that build from the first race at Daytona to the last race at Miami/Homestead. gomovies

Above the years, Hollywood has tried in vane to create the definitive NASCAR movie (Red Line 7000, Stroker Ace and The Last American Hero to mention a few). To date, only “Days of Thunder” in my view even registers. To quantify my measurement system on a 1 to 10 size (with 10 being the highest), “Days of Thunder” is an absolute 1. Certainly I agree it is good entertainment and has its own big titles, but the actual rushing and apparent driving skills are all Hollywood. By simply this scale, name any other NASCAR movie get ever seen and it would rate in the negative numbers. I’m expressing they don’t even are entitled to a rating, clearly, no person has hit the bulls eye as far as NASCAR Movies go. 

This kind of brings me to the reason I started writing this article today. “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”. This is like rubbing salt into a wound. Yes, My spouse and i totally get that this is a comedy about a fictitious NASCAR drivers; it has to be, Will Ferrell “stars” in and co-wrote the account. In the new reserve; The Un-Official NASCAR Supporter Guide this movie is referred to by their working title; High, Extensive and Handsome, an evenly stupid name. I aren’t help but feel that movies such as this make NASCAR, its stars and followers look dumb. Quite honestly, I’m surprised NASCAR approved this film after making huge efforts to expand its fan base into areas other than the American South East.

Having not seen the movie yet, I am able to only imagine that it pokes fun at the sport, is actually Southern heritage, red guitar neck, beer drinking fans as well as choice names (the business lead character played by Ferrell goes by the name of Ricky Bobby, need My answer is more? ). Somebody has to put the front bumper to Ferrell, wake him up and inform him is actually 2006. I’m also confident that Ferrell’s character will be an egotistical, personal serving, self centered slip. This isn’t really a stretch; he plays the same character in almost every movie he’s made, maybe he’s not even acting! For those of you new-to-the-sport, here’s a little inside scoop, real NASCAR drivers and the complete NASCAR “family” are all very generous and qualified people, the polar contrary to Ricky Bobby. NASCAR drivers and the people support financially, many charitable groups and charity events. Various drivers (Jeff Gordon, A2z tony Stewart and Kyle Petty) even have their own charity foundations.

In the movie Ricky and his best friend Cal Naughton Jr. (they just experienced to get a Jr in there) apparently team up against the French rookie (Ricky’s teammate) to win races and possibly the championship. Again this makes me wonder, is this a message NASCAR wished to send when they waved the green banner to get this movie? Now i am not sure, but does not this border on splendour? I was under the impression NASCAR had a diversity program in destination to attract people from everywhere and from all taking walks of life. In recent years NASCAR has already established female, Japanese, Canadians, Mexicans and African American drivers. So just why allow this into the movie? Does NASCAR think this is good humor? Or, is NASCAR striving to make a politics statement, because Americans are dissatisfied with just how Italy has conducted itself in regard to the warfare in Iraq?