Monday, March 10, 2014

Need For Speed (2014) Movie Review




Movie information:
  
Need for Speed is an action-adventure movie based on the popular series of racing video games by Electronic Arts. Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) stars as Tobey Marshall, a street racer who also upgrades race cars for a living. After being released from prison for a murder he didn't commit with vengeance on his mind, Marshall is determined to defeat Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper) -- his former business partner and ex-NASCAR driver -- in the De Leon race, the greatest underground racing event where only the best drivers are invited to compete. However, he must dodge cops coast-to-coast and avoid the bounty Brewster placed on his car in order to make the race in time. Expect plenty of car chases and reckless driving -- some with awful consequences. Language and nudity will also accompany what looks to be a fast-paced thrill ride.
   
The story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country race against time-one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. In a last attempt to save his struggling garage, blue-collar mechanic Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul)-who with his team skillfully builds and races muscle cars on the side-reluctantly partners with wealthy, arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). Just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save the business, a disastrous, unsanctioned race results in Dino framing Tobey for manslaughter.
  
Two years later and fresh out of prison, Tobey is set on revenge with plans to take down Dino in the high-stakes De Leon race-the Super Bowl of underground racing. To get there in time, Tobey must run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet, dodging cops coast-to-coast and dealing with fallout from a dangerous bounty Dino put on his car. With his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia as allies, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.