Need For Speed [2014] ★★

Need-for-Speed-2014-Movie-Poster-650x963Aaron Paul can act. If you want proof, check him out in the little seen “Smashed” or the hit series “Breaking Bad”. That said, I don’t think he belongs in “Need For Speed”, the big screen adaptation of the famous video game. As a Twitter user, I could describe everything that makes sense in this film on a single 140 character tweet, and still have room to review it as “Idiotic but fun. Bad dialogue. Enjoyable, also exhausting. Will probably hate myself in the morning”. Done, there’s nothing else to say. Paul, who must be pleased to be in a box office hit, plays Tobey Marshall, a street racer just out of prison for a crime he did not commit. The real culprit would be his rival Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper), who left the scene of a racing accident and made Tobey take the fall. Now Tobey wants…wait for it…revenge, by winning the De Leon, a prestigious racing contest. You can probably guess the rest. As the movie detours in car action and well…more car action, the link to logic in George Gatins’ script evaporates. Aaron Paul tries to stay solid, but eventually it’s all sound and fury signifying nothing except a desperate need to cash in on the success of The Fast and the Furious series. I’m calling bullshit. Scott Waugh, who last directed “Act Of Valor” (ouch!) can consider this one another failed attempt.

Rating: 2/4

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  1. I actually thought it was really good and aaron paul was great!! in my opinion he did a better job than in smashed. i’d rate it 2.5/4 not that u care :p

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