you're a gearhead, then you know most car-related movies are probably
not that great. The major reason because idiot hollywood producers
or directors don't know the first thing about cars.
the plus side, especially on the low budget films, there will
probably be some crashing, accidents, street racing, and who knows
what else to forward the action. The spaces in between the action
can be a bit slow.
car films cater to a certain segment of the population.
Newer movies are getting better as far as accuracy.
The Fast and Furious movies for instance. Recently, comments made
on screen about Robbie's Dodge Charger in Agents of Shield got
the facts correct. (Yes, it IS a BDS supercharger).
Most often the car is merely an actor in the
film, but makes an impression. That leads to many films being
a "cult classic". The Ford Mustang in Bullit for instance,
or the Pontiac Transam in Smokey and the Bandit.
some movies, it'as all about the car. Such as Christine, or Knight
Rider, or the Dodge Turbo Interceptor in Wraith.
old cars ca be a fascinating backdrop to the movie. It's a Mad,
Mad, Mad World is full of older cars. So is the TV series Crime
Story (which opens with two '58 Fords battling it out on a highway
- action packed!).
a car or vehicle is just a cameo in a film, but that's enough
to give it cred as a movie or TV car (the 'Cuda for instance in
Phantasm, or Custom 1950 Mercury in Stallone's Cobra).
lot of older car movies, especially from the 1970s wre just for
fun. Such as Cannonball Run, or Gumball Rally. But they are still
great to watch even today.