Do you like movies that keep you at the end of your seat? Well, that is exactly what Need for Speed did for me. I honestly was not expecting it to be as good as it was. No, it was fabulous. I had tickets about a month a go to see the screening of it. I decided to not take my kids because it was a PG-13 but after watching it I realized that there wasn’t much in there that my kids couldn’t watch. Language was good too. My son is going to love this movie! Fast and awesome cars. Then throw in a great script with outstanding characters. I hopped in my mom mobile (SUV) when I left and wanted to drive like a race car driver the whole way home. But I didn’t…. boo… Got to be responsible these days.
After the movie was played Aaron Paul and the Director Scott Waugh were there in person to do a Q&A with us.
Aaron Paul (from Breaking Bad) plays the main character Tobey Marshall. Well played character. Funny, serious and mysterious all in one. Oh, and good looking. From well thought out chasing scenes to the humor, the story line, and the engagement of characters it was all so so good. You will fall in love with Tobey’s character as well as the cars. Featuring the new Ford Mustang and one of my favorites, Shelby.
Men, women and kids will love this movie. I am so glad that I had this opportunity to not only see it but be face to face with the handsome Aaron Paul too. Just made the movie that much better (though it couldn’t get any better).
Have fun seeing it and trust me when I say that I think you will enjoy it very much!! I don’t want to spoil any of the details for you so I will just leave you with what the story is about….
DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, “Need for Speed” captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless.
The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Maddon (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey’s shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out West.
Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge — but he knows his only chance to take down his rival Dino is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon — the Super Bowl of underground racing. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car. With the help of his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.
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