Author Topic: [Movie] Need for Speed  (Read 1516 times)

angry hampster

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[Movie] Need for Speed
« on: March 15, 2014, 03:02:40 PM »
Need for Speed is a 2014 action popcorn flick starring Aaron Paul (Jessie Pinkman from Breaking Bad). It follows the story of Toby Marshall, a small-town speed demon seeking revenge on a hot shot rich guy (played by Dominic Cooper).  They are both among the best drivers in the country, so they're invited to an underground race through the hills of California.

I won't go into further detail on the plot, because frankly there isn't much more to go into. It doesn't matter. Plot takes a backseat in this movie. Need for Speed is about eye candy and exhaust note pornography. Toby winds up behind the wheel of this:

..which looks a little cheesy but sounds GLORIOUS. The heads up display inside is brilliant as well.

Anyway, the movie is all about action. The first race sequence is a bunch of old muscle/pony cars running through a city in upstate New York. Then the next is 3 Keonigsegg Agera Rs chasing each other, then you're on a cross-country trip in the mustang. It's absolutely ludicrous but 100% enjoyable.

The stunt driving in this movie was insane. A lot of it was fancy camera work, but there was still some seriously good driving and well-executed chase sequences.

I'll give it a 6/10 as a movie, and a 10/10 as a turn-your-brain-off-and-enjoy-the-badassery movie. 


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Re: [Movie] Need for Speed
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 10:49:41 PM »
It made me so happy that no classics were destroyed.


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Re: [Movie] Need for Speed
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 11:47:37 PM »
No exotics were destroyed, either, as all the Veyrons and Koenigseggs and such were clones.

I've heard so much bad about this movie I'll probably just wait until DVD.
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