'THERE ARE NO SPOILERS HERE'
So, as an avid Need for Speed fan, I have played all the games from the very first to the latest, NFS Rivals. This was a natural step for the franchise to take. The games have always been a success and held there own against Gran Tourismo, Burnout and others a-like. I have always enjoyed the brilliant game-play and the variety of cars the games have. It gives me a mere mortal a chance to drive some of the most exciting cars in the world, that I know in reality I most likely will never drive. Everytime I see a Bugatti or a Lamborghini in reality in London, it excites me and I feel like a small child.
So, the Movie,
Well, it was superb! The film from the beginning draws you in, in an inquisitive way... Not many films, make you the viewer want to know more, as most trailers pretty much show the plot and normally you don't need to see the film once you have seen the trailer. This film, on the other hand, from the first trailer captivated me, and not many films have done this. Having seen the trailer, and now the film, it is nice to see that they left the important parts of the plot out from the trailer, meaning there is more to look forward to in the film.
The films cinematography was superb, a real fresh approach from the Fast and Furious Films. From the very first race, you feel almost part of the race, and if you drive, you driving instincts will kick in. As the film as no CGI, and all the stunts were done for real, meaning, what you see is actually what happened. The super cars and hyper cars in question were actual copies of the real cars, naturally I wouldn't feel comfortable watching a Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, getting smashed and then blown to piece, the thought of this brings a tear to my eyes. The film feels real and brings out emotions that you thought you would have over a car, and knowing that you feel connected to the film.
The character played by AARON PAUL was very well done, although I think a little more character development would have helped for those who have not played any of the Need For Speed games. This is one of the negatives, for people who have never heard of NFS may struggle to understand the film, and may say that this is another Fast and Furious related film. If this is you and you have not seen the film yet, clear your mind and see the film first. AARON PAUL is supported by DOMINIC COOPER with lead female IMOGEN POOTS.
If you are looking for a film that will excite you with beautiful settings, great cars action and superb direction, then this film is for you.