Sound Off: Scott Waugh's 'Need for Speed' - So What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
March 14, 2014
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Engines, motor oil, love. Now playing is DreamWorks' take on the Fast & Furious franchise as the video game adaptation Need for Speed, made by stuntman-turned-director Scott Waugh (of Act of Valor), starring Aaron Paul from "Breaking Bad" and Dominic Cooper from The Devil's Double and Captain America. The cast also includes Imogen Poots, Rami Malek, Harrison Gilbertson and Dakota Johnson. So how did the latest car racing action movie turn out? Is it any good, or just another VFX mess? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Need for Speed.
Note: I haven't been able to see the film yet, as I haven't been invited to any screenings before release. In the meantime, to start the engine and open up the discussion anyway, here's an excerpt from my friend Germain's mostly positive review on SlashFilm: "Despite some issues, Need for Speed surely ranks among the best video game adaptations ever. It never takes it self too seriously, but also takes itself just seriously enough. It's predictable, frivolous and all kinds of dumb. But the logics of the plot melt away as you enjoy this expertly made, fun, action film. Need for Speed is a hell of a ride." Do you agree, or is this much worse?
What did you think of Waugh's Need for Speed? Exciting entertainment or a waste of talent?
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