What happens when you have too much budget for a movie?

Following the success of The Fast and the Furious and 2Fast 2Furious, 3Fast 3Furious, or more widely known as “Tokyo Drift” has probably been given millions in budget to make the film. After overpaying those actors and story writers who couldn’t come up with a better storyline, and burning hundreds of sets of perfectly good tyres, the producers and director had to come up with a way to spend the rest of the budget. Burning it wasn’t an option because it will lead to global warming, and giving it away to poor people would be a waste of money. So what do they do with it? Words can’t describe, but pictures can =)


“Do you know what DK stands for?”

“Drift King?”

“Nah, Donkey Kong.”

I mean seriously, can this get any lamer?


First off, the got a new Viper and they crashed it with an old car which probably belonged to that actor before he got this overpaid job. No, they didn’t think twice before doing that.


The old car can go to hell. The Viper was split into half before this scene.


And of course, a car’s not trashed if it’s not upsidedown.


Next, the guy goes to Tokyo, and guess what he sees? A Nissan 350z drifting up a car park ramp. By the way, a 350z costs RM500,000 here. I guess over there it’s just like any other Proton car ;) But still, doing such a dangerous stunt requires plenty of money. Imagine the number of 350z scratched and damaged in the making of this scene alone!


And then he is given the ultimate (or “Mona Lisa”) of all drift cars. The car has been tuned to perfection, everything from suspension to engine, from wheels to brakes. And guess what he does? The picture above is not really clear, but he just crashed into a row of car. Nope, he didn’t just crash into a row of ordinary cars.


Here’s the “Mona Lisa”, all bent and broken. And if it wasn’t enough, he kept driving it against the wall to make the bent fender come off.


Tada! Gone in 60 seconds! =)


Next, the guy is given an EVO. So what’s the first thing you do once you get a 2 liter turbocharged 4WD monster that’s probably giving out 300hp at the wheels (I assumed it’s tuned)? You slam the rear into a pile of wood! Of course! Elementary, my dear Watson!


And to show that you couldn’t care less, you dent the side by crashing sideways into some stack of tyres. Makes it look like you really push the limits of the car eh?


Hmm… that (the above picture’s caption) seems like a logical explanation. But how do you explain THIS!?? (insert evil laughter here). We’ll just drop a roller shutter on a 350z (half a million ringgit car) =)


And that EVO hasn’t got enough dents. Let’s just crash this 350z (again, half a million car) into the rear. Ahh… great dent.


Now let’s make full use of that 350z. Ahh… nice crash!


Alright, the 350z are getting boring. Let’s mash up the RX7! Great timing =)


Last, but not least, we haf the final downhill challenge. The director couldn’t let the cars get out alive, so he crashes the newly repaired 350z into the other just restored muscle car with a RB26DET. Sparks added for more thrill.


While we are at it, let’s run the 350z off the side of the road to totally screw up the undercarriage and suspension and tyres and rims.


Alright, I’m really sick of the 350z now, let’s just dump it, literally.

If you haven’t notice, this movie is about destroying expensive Japanese sports cars. The director wants to send a powerful message to everyone: only he can do it, you can’t. And there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it (line borrowed from the matrix). We’ll see ;)

So yea, great drifting. Continue reading