Need For Speed (Trailer #1) Review

Hang on, this doesn’t look awful? The world doesn’t make sense anymore. Making any game adaptation look good is one thing but a racing game? Well that’s a new one. I feared a cheesy Fast and Furious style film but they have clearly gone smarter with a more dramatic film. And whilst the driving, action and visuals look great I have to admit I am loving the music and voice over in this trailer. I know nothing about this but I really want to see it, which is the sign of a great trailer. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer.

“Those who wage war against me will perish”


My Score: A+

Release date: 14th March 2014


Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, muscle car mechanic and street racer Tobey (Aaron Paul) gets out of prison determined to settle the score with the man responsible for his false conviction.

What I liked

#6. The Opening


Like I said at the start I didn’t think serious was the direction of the film, so this slow subtle music at the start threw me right off. First 14 seconds played with nothing but piano playing, and even when it starts its epic deep voice, cars revving and opera singing!

I seriously love that slow dialogue, Aaron Paul should do more voice work.

#5. Look at the Pretty Cars


Not a big car guy but even I have to say these look great oh so expensive. I hope they all crash and burn because watching these £100,000+ cars be ruined makes my day mwahahaha. I also like to drool over them so there’s that.

#4. Car Chases


Love a good car chase and there’s no reason they shouldn’t have glorious chase scenes in all car mad racing films. Drifting, nice cars, police flying off the roads left right and centre it’s all good. There always seems to be this low angel close up shots during the racing and I actually really like it.

#3. Man on a Mission


I love stories with a main character trying to reclaim something that was taken from them. As a mechanic framed for a crime he did not commit he is clearly out for revenge. Haven’t played the games so I don’t know if this is following any specific story line but either way I like it already.

#2. An Army Helicopter?


Not quite sure where this would fit in but I am assuming the police called in some back up. I don’t think we will see quite the same level of military involvement as the Fast films have recently and I would like to keep the distance between the film as big as possible. Looks cool though.

#1. “I will find strength…find guidance…and I will triumph”


Basically everything after that line is pure action and thrills. And very much liked this trailer. It looks so sharp and professional. It looks like every scene is choreographed perfectly (proudly because of the cars used). It can be very hard to judge a film good enough to watch based off trailers because they are inherently devious but I cannot help but think this film will be good.

What I Didn’t Like

#1. “I do not fear for you are with me”


Not really a massive criticism but something about this sec of footage makes me laugh. I think it maybe the dialogue mixed with the corner turn around to look at the girl shot. Haha “for you are with me” serious face.

New Poster


Seriously no poster yet! Got a great trailer together but no poster? Madness!!!


Well that’s my views. Now what do you think about this newest trailer?

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47 responses to “Need For Speed (Trailer #1) Review”

  1. Jacob Meindersee says :

    I think this might be more campy than it initially seems. The piano playing and opera singing might have been an over-the-top grandiose eye wink. I laughed when you pointed out that cheese-ball still of Aaron Paul; I had the same reaction.

    Normally I wouldn’t give a movie like this a second thought, but my curiosity is piqued.


    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      Chances are your right. Trailers tend to mislead as much as possible to get their audience however I am an optimist 😀

      I just hope it isn’t another Fast and Furious because we already have one and we don’t need two.

      Thanks for the comment, glad you got a laugh from the still 😀


  2. overlookedonlookers says :

    I’m not a huge fan of car movies, but with Aaron Paul in it and the more serious tone, I might have to check it out. Though, I’m not sure I’m on board for Aaron’s hair in the “you are with me” photo…


  3. sanclementejedi says :

    You can’t trick me trailer. 😉


  4. boxofficebuzzab says :

    Hadn’t seen the trailer yet, glad to hear you enjoyed it! 🙂


  5. Tom says :

    Gotta admit, with the trailer (it’s amazing!) I’m much more curious about this. I’ll have to go play the game for like a bazillion hours again now to get real good again, then see the film.


    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      Haha glad you like it 😀

      Is there much story to the games?


      • Tom says :

        I think what’s interesting is that the games were always focused on the car’s performance. The cars were the true “characters” in the games. Obviously in a non-animated format, a movie is going to need to rely on people as characters (okay, excluding Rubber which I only reviewed recently actually), so it’ll be curious to see how using people in a story named ‘Need for Speed’ actually pans out. if done right I bet this movie can be amazing. I’m guessing that’s why the cast such a little-known actor for the role, it’s not distracting. I commend them on that, rather than say, choosing. . . oh i don’t know, Ethan Hawke for the part? lol


  6. Jack Flacco says :

    I feel the need for speed.


  7. Kim @ Tranquil Dreams says :

    I’m a mega fan of Need for Speed games so I’m looking forward to this and it looks pretty cool 🙂 I’m looking forward to it. Maybe this calls for some weekend NFS gaming..haha!


  8. Brian @ Hard Ticket to Home Video says :

    I wonder if Sandra Bullock is going to reprise her role as Annie?


  9. Hypersonic55 says :

    Mate you hit the nail on the head with your analysis of this trailer. This NFS film actually looks like it could be a good film, while I’d need to see more from future trailers to see if the film has the potential to be something special, I only say that because we’ve all been mislead by trailers before haha. I love the look of the film, those cars look gorgeous and I’m getting some vibes from the games too so its cool that they’ve included small elements from the games, I’m hoping to see a few more. Oh and obviously Aaron Paul, badman actor, love him, I hope he’s badass in the film.


  10. sidekickreviews says :

    When I saw the name of the movie (video game movie ugh) I dismissed it but it’s got Aaron Paul! The trailer doesn’t work for me though.


  11. ckckred says :

    As a huge Breaking Bad and Aaron Paul fan, I will see this.


  12. Nerdy Girl Ramblings says :

    I couldn’t imagine any chance of this movie being very good but I do love Aaron Paul so i mean… yea… I’ll go see it. 😛


  13. verbalspew says :

    Really liked the trailer. Jesse Pinkman lives on!


  14. ruth says :

    Sorry Tim but I thought this just looks horrid, it’s like a Fast & Furious rip off or something. Definitely a skip from me.


  15. williamjepma says :

    I have I admit, this didn’t have the campy feel I was expecting. Still not sold on it, but it has my attention now.


  16. theipc says :

    This doesn’t look like my type of movie : )


  17. lukebbtt says :

    Wow! OK, now I’m interested.


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