Thursday, 17 July 2014

Movie review - Need for Speed (2014)

Need for Speed (2014) / action

Directed by Scott Waugh
Screenplay by George Gatins
Story by George Gatins and John Gatins
Based on Need for Speed by Electronic Arts
Produced by John Gatins, Patrick O'Brien and Mark Sourian
Starring: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi, Imogen Poots, Ramón Rodríguez, Michael Keaton, Rami Malek, Dakota Johnson, Harrison Gilbertson
Trailer: click.

Solid ride!

Video game adaptation about a street racer Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) who sets off to race cross-country, as a way of avenging his friend's death at the hands of a rival racer Dino (Dominic Cooper).

Obvisously this is one of those films you can't expect character development, plot twists and good script but still... 'all the cool stuff' is not enough for a good film. It's all about fast cars, speed, street racing, crazy stunts, drifting and explosions. The movie does that nicely without CGI involved (kudos for that). Furthermore there are a few moments you don't see them coming. On the downside. It's too long with a really poor story, minor plot holes and not the best acting. I like the cast but something just wasn't there. Definitely lack of chemistry and believability among characters. The film is also so fragmented that you never really connect. Than again the movie is worth watching because of amazing cars and chase sequence. Decent entertainment! 3-/5

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