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.
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?