Need For Speed Review 03.12.14
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I'm going to be honest I went into watching Need for Speed in 2014 with a very open mind because after so many years of The Fast and Furious franchise cinemas really did need a variant or an alternative just to balance out what had been done by universal since the advent of the first Fast and Furious movie in 2001. I want I got with Need for Speed is there a didn't feel like a video game movie Per se. I wouldn't say it was another rags2riches sort of yes the underdog does overcome the favourite opposition but at the same time it's done in such a way where Aaron Paul makes his character believable after coming off of the heels of the very successful Breaking Bad series in which made him a household name and to see him play this particular role was actually refreshing because I was being introduced to this actor and a very capable actor I might add to that he made me feel sympathy for him he had very likable qualities he had a strong moral compass that carries throughout the movie and he's looking for a retribution for what happened against his little brother figure.
That you have Dominic Cooper who has been on the main scene of Hollywood for quite a few years now I was introduced to him in the first Captain America movie Captain America the First Avenger as Tony Stark's father Howard Stark who is actually part of the military as it's science engineer adviser for lack of a better word and to see him as the lead antagonist that is very suave sophisticated vindictive racer that really does make life difficult for Paul's character he is just a guy that you love to hate but that's the thing about him he does it so well.
further evidence of this can be seen in 2014 Dracula untold where he plays a Turkish Sultan even going so far as to putting on a very convincing accent opposite Luke Evans who is playing Vlad Tepes and the titular character of Count Dracula who was supporting his own welsh accent but taking into consideration what a fine actor of Luke actually years you can look past it.
And on top of that you have legendary Hollywood legend Michael Keaton of Batman film from 1989 who in my opinion is still the most definitive live action Batman to this day my opinion and his role as the common and race announcer monarch he is just an absolute treat to watch with his Savage wit and very charming charisma he's one of those characters that will say exactly what's on his mind but he just called it down the middle and I actually find that refreshing somebody who is not afraid to say it like it is and two down bed if you don't like it.
When you have Imogen Poots as the love interest of Paul's character and I didn't like her in the beginning because of her very uptight and snooty Attitude but after a while she begins to start growing on you it's just the way that she and Aaron Paul start getting a little bit closer together they start to peel away layers of their character and tell them their fears and what have you and that's when she begins to understand him a little bit more even going so far as to set the record straight that his character did not commit murder of which he was being accused of and that he was actually set up.
And let's talk about the 2014 Mustang a moment shall we? This car, oh my gosh! If I had the necessary capital to buy this beast it would most certainly be sitting in my driveway because this car is the stuff of Legends with the speed it is capable of the way Aaron Paul handles this car and also taken to the equation that it's a Mustang this car is a legend an icon a legendary car for those that either Drive professionally or those that just love and appreciate good classic automobiles.
There were a couple of moments where I thought it was boring from Knight Rider a little bit with regards to the high-speed Chase is the way it would go around corners and two one jump that was mirroring any turbo boost scene from out of the first generation of Knight Rider from 1982 to 1986 all the 2008 generation also known as Knight Rider SG that aired from February 2008 till March 2009 when it was subsequently cancelled all in favour of funding a reality series more which I heavily question.
I can't really find anything at fault with this movie i'm just a little disappointed that it under-performed at the box office because as the standard has been set a movie has to make $300 or more to be considered a hit and the fact that it was under-performing with under 300 million that's a has a disappointing sign.
All of the other characters were very likable including Rami Malek in his early point of his career as a mechanic / engineer for pools Crew and he had a lot of charm a lot of wet things that made him a very likable player in this movie and even that failed to gain more of an audience.
One saving grace and this is me saying this personally it was the first movie appearance of the 2015 Ford Mustang which had not gone on sale in commercial sales by that point and this was also marking the 50th anniversary of the very first Mustang that sold in 1964 and this thing is just an absolute visual treat to look at even if you're not a car enthusiast lover looking at the mustang it's one of those things you can't really put into words it's something that has to be felt.
Because I'm exactly the same way when I saw the 2005 Ford Mustang for the first time I just fell in love with that car there is something old school and new school about that particular model and that has been carried over with the 2015 model whereby its being modern but at the same time there are echoes and elements of Mustangs past that have been put into this particular model so that when you look at it from the front or if you're watching it go down the go down the road a couple of miles and you see those tribe are taillights you recognise straight away that it's a Mustang and had its inclusion in this movie again for me personally was an absolute treat.
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