PHOENIXZERO wrote:If they do go a CG route with it a lot and I mean A LOT of work will have to be put into getting the effect right because a lot CG stunts look terrible in motion, dare I say mechanical and clunky. In this day and age there are still problems with that and they'd have to put a lot of work into getting it right, it'd probably be quicker (though maybe less cost effective) just to do the physical stunt unless they start working on it before shooting and are able to do it quick and make it look good and realistic. By realistic, I mean you don't immediately notice that it's a CG car being placed into a "real world" shot.
I do agree that it's something that needs to be used a lot less than it was in the original show, no more than maybe once every three or four episodes.
Unfortunately, in the end, I think NBC would rather spend money on CGI than damage too many of those cars.
And my concern isn't just about the turbo boosts, but stunts in general. When you look at the original series, you can see they REALLY put those cars through their paces, driving them through walls and fences and driving on two wheels and over really bumpy terrain at high speeds, and yeah, jumping them left and right.
You just know they went through a TON of Transam in the making of that show (especially when you think of all the turbo boost landings we DIDN'T see ). There was kind of a gungho, reckless abandon in those action sequences, which is what made them so thrilling. And that was clearly lacking in both the '91 and '08 movies.
It was painfully obvious that both movies were playing it SAFE, out of a fear of damaging these cars. I just hope that same thing doesn't happen in the new series.