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662167, Need for Speed (Waugh, 2014) starring Aaron Paul & Kid Cudi
Posted by bwood, Mon Jun-02-14 02:23 PM

I hope this is at least entertaining.
662170, RE: Need for Speed (Waugh, 2014) starring Aaron Paul & Kid Cudi
Posted by SankofaII, Thu Sep-26-13 08:02 AM
>I hope this is at least entertaining.

I paused on Kid Cudi...

I love Aaron Paul but Kid Cudi? #FAIL

This will be an HBO viewing for me whenever it comes on...
662208, :24. I was there!
Posted by ErnestLee, Thu Sep-26-13 01:24 PM
662213, Crudi was shocked as shit when he realized this wasn't Need for Weed
Posted by jigga, Thu Sep-26-13 02:28 PM
662216, Whatever they filmed near my job,
Posted by JFrost1117, Thu Sep-26-13 03:05 PM
Made it impossible for my co-workers to get home that evening. Old ass niggas still complain about that shit.
662220, They filmed by mine too.
Posted by Ceej, Thu Sep-26-13 03:26 PM
662218, im amazed this really got made.
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Thu Sep-26-13 03:07 PM
662219, kid cudi? is this a DONDA production?
Posted by sndesai1, Thu Sep-26-13 03:10 PM
666486, This new trailer has me suped excited!!!
Posted by bwood, Mon Nov-18-13 03:21 PM

Looks hella fun.
666494, It's filling the void the FF series left with fast car races.
Posted by phenompyrus, Mon Nov-18-13 04:11 PM
And I like Aaron Paul and Michael Keaton, but... Kid Cudi? It does look like an enjoyable popcorn flick though.
666490, i'm surprised he went this route for his first theatrical starring role
Posted by gumz, Mon Nov-18-13 03:44 PM
but it looks entertaining
671810, Yea it looks dumb as shit, but I still want to see it. New trailers.
Posted by bwood, Mon Feb-03-14 09:19 AM

671813, ^Exactly.
Posted by phenompyrus, Mon Feb-03-14 09:39 AM
671811, They might as well make this the theme song for the movie
Posted by bwood, Mon Feb-03-14 09:27 AM
671916, This shit is getting a last minute 3D conversion *swipe*
Posted by bwood, Tue Feb-04-14 12:29 PM
This never goes over well.


Well this is disheartening news. Scott WaughĎs Need for Speed, which looked like an entertaining, gritty, hardcore action film with an emphasis on practical stunts, is now getting a last-minute 3D post-conversion. For those unfamiliar with the film, it chronicles a cross-country race against time as a blue-collar mechanic (Aaron Paul) who was framed for manslaughter by a wealthy, arrogant ex-NASCAR driver (Dominic Cooper) sets out for revenge in a high-stakes underground racing tournament.

Yesterday, Box Office Mojo tweeted ĎNeed for Speedí will now be released in 3D. Itís unlikely the 3D post-conversion was always in the works since none of the marketing material, including this past Sundayís Super Bowl spot, said the movie would be in 3D (something ads always seem proud to proclaim as if thatís still an exciting selling point). Thereís no word if Waugh will be overseeing the conversion. Hit the jump for more. Need for Speed opens March 14th.

With the exception of Gravity, itís difficult to think of another film with a stellar 3D post-conversion. At best, itís unnecessary, and at worst, itís a migraine-inducing eye-sore. While the domestic demand for 3D has died down over the past couple of years, itís currently fueling international sales, so we have to keep putting up with it.

However, the studio obviously knows this, so why are we only learning about this five weeks before the movie opens? Clash of the Titans showed us what happens when you rush a conversion, and even if you make the argument that the technology and our ability to handle post-conversion 3D has advanced since then, I repeat: when was the last time you saw this handled well, especially so close to the release date?

The move for this late 3D post-conversion is disappointing, because the movie looked like it had potential. Now, it looks like the studio is trying to inflate the opening weekend box office because they know that the pictureís quality isnít enough to draw people into the theater.

Read more at http://collider.com/need-for-speed-3d-post-conversion/#hSC6MS2cCdVSGYu8.99
673026, I caught a screening... And, I gotta say, it isn't bad.
Posted by phenompyrus, Fri Feb-21-14 08:33 AM
I expected to enjoy it, but not as much as I did. Imagine a more serious version of Fast & Furious. Yes, it has the cheese, but isn't that to be expected? The jokes are hit and miss, but... isn't that to be expected? That may sound like a cop-out, but it really wasn't as bad as your typical, cut-and-dry action piece.

Aaron Paul is a good leading man, and his supporting cast worked surprisingly well... Kid Cudi wasn't awful (!), Imogen Poots was a good female lead, Dominic Cooper did the carbon copy villain well, and Michael Keaton chewed up and spit out the role he filled. Even the dudes I didn't recognize were enjoyable. It helps that the races were all shot practically, something the Fast movies just don't seem to do. Apparently the actors did all (probably most at best) their own stunts too, which, if true, is even more impressive.
674311, I agree with phenompyrus.
Posted by bwood, Mon Mar-10-14 10:42 PM
Who would've thought this would be more enjoyable than Veronica Mars and The Raid 2?

The races and chases are better than anything the Fast & Furious franchise has done cause it was all practical. Loved the POV shots of the GoPro cam when crashes happened.

This is a really fun movie that doesn't ask you to be totally retarded like most movies like this. Obviously, there's leaps of logic and plot holes but not as bad as most movies recently.

674323, Oh and the 3D is bullshit.
Posted by bwood, Tue Mar-11-14 08:04 AM
Didn't completely distract from the movie and piss me off like World War Z did though.
674530, I think we may be alone on this though.
Posted by phenompyrus, Thu Mar-13-14 05:39 PM
Reviews have not been friendly. I am both surprised and not surprised at the same time.
674383, They filmed a bunch of the driving scenes around the corner
Posted by JAESCOTT777, Tue Mar-11-14 03:46 PM
From me
677098, Finally saw this last weekend
Posted by Calico, Mon Apr-21-14 02:36 PM
....i agree with the other posters who liked it....they played the tone of it just right, and while alot of it defies logic, you should expect that of ANY action movie...the racing scenes were really well done....my only real gripe was that i wished Johnson had more to do in this....i knew she looked mad familiar but i thought she was ole girl from Arrow til the credits...

i don't really know anything about Cudi, but he was cool....