The film revolves around a local street-racer who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate, only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After he gets out, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But when the ex-partner learns of the scheme, he puts a massive bounty on the racer's head, forcing him to run a cross-country gauntlet of illegal racers in all manner of supercharged vehicles.
The Worst Film Ever
Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.
It's funny watching the elements come together in this complicated scam. On one hand, the set-up isn't quite as complex as it seems, but there's an easy sense of fun in every exchange.
First things first, I need to get this off my chest. "This is for Pete!!" Everyone, including people who knows Pete and others who never met him or probably met him once says this dialogue! Come on, Pete is a kid mechanic, he's not a world-class racing car driver or the most important person on earth that everyone keeps chanting his name. I get it that Tobey and his friends keep saying it which makes sense, but the British babe who probably met him once and the De Leon presenter who probably never heard of him keeps saying this sounds a bit ridiculous! Pete, great going mate, you have been immortalised by everyone in the NFS universe!Besides this small niggle, this is an awesome film. I can't imagine the number of times I watched the police-chase scene or the office strip-tease scene! The office scene is pure ingenious. I fell in love with Mustang after seeing this film and might even consider getting one. There are ridiculous, over-the-top action scenes but what did you expect? This is a fun, logic-defying film made out of a hugely successful video game franchise. Acting wise, Aaron Paul was spot on. He underplayed his role with super cool attitude and it totally works. His gang of friends are equally impressive with a special mention to Rami Malek for the impressive office strip scene. And then, Imogen Poots with her super-cute British Accent was a delight to watch. (I loved the way she says "Oh! For my mug shot" just before the police chase scene!)So, a totally fun move and I recommend it if you are a fan of this genre. For me, I like this move more than the Fast And Furious series.
Great movie, people have to remember it's a movie based on a very popular game, the movie is just what it should be amazing cars, cops, speed and cheesy lines loved it
Tobey Marshall owns a garage on Mount Kisco, New York where he tunes high performance cars with his friends. He isn't too pleased when Dino Brewster, a rival from his racing days, turns up but he has an interesting offer; he wants Tobey to repair a Ford Shelby Mustang that he wants to sell for up to three million dollars; a quarter of which would go to Tobey. After the work is completed Tobey demonstrates just how fast the car is; this impresses car buyer Julia Maddon but not Dino as he thought he should test drive the car. Dino challenges Tobey to a street race to find out who is really the fastest driver, they are joined by Tobey's friend Pete and race in three Koenigsegg Agera R supercars. Tobey is set to win as Pete is preventing Gino from overtaking, Gino rams him causing the car to flip off the road and explode. Gino leaves the scene leaving Pete to go to jail for involuntary manslaughter.Two years later Tobey is released and wants revenge by beating him in the 'De Leon'; an illegal supercar race where the victor gets to keep all of the cars. If he is to participate he will have to have to get a car, get a race invitation and get to California in under forty eight hours. He gets the car when Julia turns up in the Shelby Mustang. She insists on going with him and they quickly set off with Tobey's friend Benny flying overhead to check on traffic. Along the way they pick up friends Joe and Finn who drive their support vehicle. Just getting to California will be a problem; Dino has offered his rare Lamborghini to anybody who stops Tobey and they also have to stay ahead of the police. There problems are far from over when they get to California.I had heard that this film was a bit rubbish. To be honest that is a bit unfair; sure it isn't going to win any Oscars and the plot is very predictable but when it comes to the action it really delivers. Even if, like me, you aren't a car expert you can see that the cars that feature are something special. The races are exciting and the crashes are spectacular and realistic rather than the CGI enhanced fake action we see in so many films these days. The cast do a solid enough job; notably Aaron Paul as Tobey and Imogen Poots as Julia. Dominic Cooper's Gino is a bit of a pantomime villain but that isn't out of place in a film such as this; similarly Michael Keaton's characters, race organiser 'Monarch' is over-the-top and a bit bizarre but still entertaining. Overall I'd say I enjoyed this far more than I expected; the story might be predictable but the execution kept me gripped from start to finish; I'd certainly recommend it to fans of the genre.
Normally, we are used to boring films like the new Fast and furious where everything ends up in karate, or shootings and it totally forgets that the movie is about cars.But this film was wow, very intense especially for a car fanatic like myself. I could watch this movie a couple of times and still be amazed. The actors played a tremendous role, very impressed. A movie that can make you feel with the movie, and make your tears come out. It's amazing. I hope they come out with a new one soon. And please keep the same story writer, I feel like he deserves an award.