A mechanic who moonlights as an underground race-car driver strives to take the top prize in America's most prominent street race in order to have his revenge against the ambitious ex-NASCAR champ who had him framed and sent to prison. Inspired by the popular video-game franchise of the same name, Need for Speed tells the story of garage owner Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul). Desperate to keep his family-owned business afloat, Marshall forms an uncomfortable partnership with wealthy ex-NASCAR star Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). That partnership falls apart when a lucrative sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) fails to pan out, and unscrupulous Brewster uses a tragic street-racing mishap to have the innocent Marshall incarcerated. Released from prison two years later, the vengeful Marshall plots to prove his mettle by winning the De Leon -- an illicit race showcasing the country's top underground talents. But getting to the De Leon will be no simple task, because not only has the ruthless Brewster put a bounty on Marshall's prized car, but the police are hot on his trail during the white-knuckle, coast-to-coast dash. Fortunately for Marshall, his loyal crew and Bonet are willing to help him get to the starting line in time for the big race. Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez, and Michael Keaton co-star.~Jason Buchanan
Capturing speed: making an authentic car movie - get behind the wheel for an up-close look at what it taks to capture high-octane car stunts on camera.
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Grab the popcorn, kids! If you’re a super car nut, gear head or a video game junky, you’re in for a fast paced ride that is pretty entertaining. This movie is based on the EA video game Need For Speed and for what it is, it does not disappoint. Just don’t try anything you see in this movie at home, or on the street!
I absolutely love this movie, out of all of this, they came up with a movie that is filled with heart and soul, from the homegrown grease monkey following in his deceased father's footsteps, to the comradery of a bunch of young men who grew up together, to the tumultuous elegy-turned-car-race that consumes the second half of the movie.
I'm huge fan of the Fast and Furious movies but there is something about this movie that enjoy way more. It was super easy picking the movie up from Best Buy (didn't even need to leave my vehicle) and the movie showed up to the store in approximately 3 days from when I ordered it.
Throwing the name aside, if you just want a movie about fast cars and lots of stunts, NFS doesn't disappoint. Too many criticize it for not having the best story, but if all you want to see a movie that doesn't take itself seriously and feature lots of awesome cars, this is is.
The movie has some humor, some heart and lots of speeding. It doesn't need to have some deep meaning or a life lesson, it's just people driving cars as hard and as fast as possible.
There are also a lot of practical stunts and very little CG used which makes it nice. The Shelby500 jump was very real, unlike some other car movies where the Mustang was all CG for the jump.
A true popcorn movie, you can't go wrong with it!