NASCAR (IMAX 3D)
Viewers are transported into the driver’s seat to experience the world of today’s elite NASCAR drivers and teams. The film also explores the history of the sport, told from the viewpoint of some of its most revered drivers.
This 3D experience in IMAX was pretty special. The film starts out in a lush and green wooded area and the narrator begins by speaking about early moonshiners who fled from the law and needed speed. The cinematography was excellent and the film is well balanced, giving a history of NASCAR as well as featuring modern stars. Such greats as Richard Petty, the all-time leader and NASCAR champion, is featured as well as modern greats including Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr. You actually feel as if you are in the racing car and it is quite an experience to say the least. Kiefer Sutherland does an excellent job narrating the feature, and even the preparation of the cars is showcased in this finely-produced film. It is a family-friendly film, with just a note of caution about the moonshiners attempting to outrun the police in the beginning; but, since it is given in an historical setting, it doesn’t come across as irreverent.