Escape to the Movies: Need for Speed - More Boring Than Nascar

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Need for Speed - More Boring Than Nascar

MovieBob thinks that if Need for Speed is indicative of the kind of films Electronic Arts wants to make, we're in for a lot of bad movies.

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Wow. It was so bad that you went ahead and put the summary in the title of the episode. Or is including a summary in the title similar to the video game reviews going to be a standard moving forwards?

You know it's bad when Bob's description makes it sound more fun than it is.

Ohhhh, that's who Aaron Paul is. I knew I recognized him from somewhere, but, not really being into Breaking Bad or a lot of TV in general, I couldn't place him. All I knew was that the movie was filled with people I didn't know (Michael Keaton not being part of the posters I saw), and that it was based off of a racing game that has been, more or less, at least part of the inspiration for a bunch of undoubtedly better racing movies. This was never on my list anyway, but now I'm definitely going to scratch it off.

Between this and Zero Punctuations 'Thief' episode I guess we're moving into the typical review format for the videos (i.e putting in a description, usually a pun).

It's awful when action films are boring, seeing as action is the (on paper) easiest genre to make the polar opposite with.

If EA is making films, then next time, you'll have to pre-order your ticket for the next film before it has been started and then pay more for such extra scenes as the ending.

Daniel Lowery:
If EA is making films, then next time, you'll have to pre-order your ticket for the next film before it has been started and then pay more for such extra scenes as the ending.

I'm shocked it took 5 posts for someone to make this joke.

Don't get me wrong, it made me smile. I just can't believe it wasn't post number one under the starter. :)

Also, can someone catch me up on the Mario/Yoshi thing from the credits?

WTF was that torque clip, it was so retarded I was left wanting more.

An to think all they had to do is rip off Fast and Furious movies. lol.

To think they actually considered Aaron Paul for Eddie in the Dark Tower movie(s).

Good review Bob!

After having watched the review, I'm going to do the only sensible thing: watch Torque, cause I need to find out more about this.

OT: That this movie sucks surprises me hardly, seeing how it's greenlit by EA, shares a name with a game that should not inspire confidence when it comes to translating it in a movie. Heck, even if it was a little better, it won't compare favourably to the Fast and Furious franchise, because it's a small miracle they got that much leverage out of a similarly meager presence. The only thing that disappoints me is that Aaron Paul sucked as bad as he did, I was hoping the guy would be able to impress a little more :(

So the Need for Speed movie is about as good as the Fast & Furious: Showdown game eh?

Archie photo shopped into Akira.

God Bless You, Bob Chipman.

synobal:
WTF was that torque clip, it was so retarded I was left wanting more.

Well if I recall correctly that was only one of like 3 WTF moments in the film with a silly stunt effect another was driving down a road while kissing a girl while swerving in and out of traffic with his eyes closed followed by his friend pulling up claiming he invented it.

Also in that random part of the underpass there are 2 freshly painted signs for Pepsi and Mt. Dew behind the good and bad biker girls from the click in there starting positions. If you ever see it you can play a guessing game on which one you'll see for the last time after the knife bike fight.

Man, the story for NfS sounds worse than I thought it would.

I'm seeing a lot of shit for the new Flash costume based on some bad paparazzi pictures taken on set, and I don't get it honestly. These costumes never look great until they're in the finished product (Lest we forget Captain America looking ready for trick or treating instead of fighting), and even then the suit doesn't look bad.

I guess the CW hate casts a wide net? I hated Arrow for a while too, but it genuinely did get much better, and Flash looks to continue that trend of sampling the comics more than teenaged melodrama.

I'm not sure I agree with you about Aaron Paul. He hasn't really been in a lot of things but I did like him in the film Smashed(which is a pretty good movie by the way). I think the cards are still on the table for this guy. He has some cool films coming up though(like the Ridley Scott, Moses film) so I guess we'll know for sure soon.

I was never really expecting this to be good or even interesting anyway so it doesn't bother me if Aaron Paul is bad in it. He's gotta make cash from somewhere to fund him being awesome on twitter.

Credits slide: It's been nearly a week and I'm still laughing at The Flash thing. Man that looks like it would chafe.

SIM? Really Bob?

Any PC racer with all of the assists turned on is more of a SIM than that series. I loved some of the NFS games from the PS2/Xbox/GC era but come on just like I enjoy Ace Combat but come on...

That said, good review. I was surprised to see that it is centered around supercars. Who was this movie aiming for?

I don't really get the point of calling this movie need for speed, ea should adapt a game that actually has a story like mass effect.

Is the yoshi island thing a spoiler? because If not im really currious what bob means.

Movie must have been boring if Bob couldn't make the review interesting.

Thanks for suffering through this crap so I don't have to do so.

Well... yeah, Bob, it's Need For Speed, no one expected it to be GOOD. Although I'll admit I'm surprised if Aaron Paul really was part of the problem. Also, "genetically engineered to die and provide heroic motivation." I want that on a T-Shirt.

That's a shame. I mean, it looked really stupid but I was hoping I was wrong. As much as Jesse annoyed the crap out of me in Breaking Bad, it makes me sad to see that his first role since that show ended, was total garbage

Wa... was that the Flash? Oh... ohohoh dear.

OT: This film looks so lame, so gawdamn lame.

To be fair, if this is EA's first film and it was just "Boring" not bad or good, then i have to congratulate them, like, seriously, good one EA, Bravo.

If they started out like this, it can only get better...right? Or am i just kidding myself? xD

After Robocop and now this it really makes me wonder if Keaton is actively pursuing next year's Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor.

ZZoMBiE13:

Daniel Lowery:
If EA is making films, then next time, you'll have to pre-order your ticket for the next film before it has been started and then pay more for such extra scenes as the ending.

I'm shocked it took 5 posts for someone to make this joke.

Don't get me wrong, it made me smile. I just can't believe it wasn't post number one under the starter. :)

Also, can someone catch me up on the Mario/Yoshi thing from the credits?

I was actually surprised that I was the first one to post that.

And with the Yoshi one, I think it's that in the original Yoshi's island, the stork was attacked, while the new one changes it to the stork going to the wrong house. However, I'm not 100% sure.

Okay...I havent seen Torque, but that one clip looks really...not that amazing. Kinda slow.
Anyway. Not like anybody really expected this to be good.

Daniel Lowery:
If EA is making films, then next time, you'll have to pre-order your ticket for the next film before it has been started and then pay more for such extra scenes as the ending.

Also they´ll buy Eon Productions, make one James Bond movie and than fire everyone because making Bond "free to watch" didnt work out.

"Racing Sim", yeah right, just like Call of Duty being a "Military Sim".

Well... I can't belive I'll say this, but... I prefer Fast & Furious #20.

I expect the theatres to start selling season passes.

synobal:
WTF was that torque clip, it was so retarded I was left wanting more.

I love that it was also set to Static-X's Push It.
More action scenes should be set to music like this.

I can only imagine how much more awesome the Pacific Rim trailer would have been if they set it to Pitchshifter's Virus.

Funniest video yet, Bob! Now you made me want Kevin Smith to write an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I think he'd do good.
And if you meant what you said, I whole heartedly agree: the Crank movies are fucking awesome.

What DOES that stork-yoshi's island thing mean, bob? ?_?

The only thing I can think of is the stork going "OH CRAP I was supposed to deliver them to New york instead of the mushroom kingdom!", which honestly doesn't do anything for me, really.

As for that Flash costume....Meh.

They'd need to nail the hell out of his devil may care, fun personality for me to care. THAT'S why I like the Flash.

Mcoffey:
I'm seeing a lot of shit for the new Flash costume based on some bad paparazzi pictures taken on set, and I don't get it honestly. These costumes never look great until they're in the finished product (Lest we forget Captain America looking ready for trick or treating instead of fighting), and even then the suit doesn't look bad.

I guess the CW hate casts a wide net? I hated Arrow for a while too, but it genuinely did get much better, and Flash looks to continue that trend of sampling the comics more than teenaged melodrama.

Yeah I'm not sure if much like Arrow has been that Flash is being fairly criticized here. Seems like with the success of super hero movies these days people look at these two and expect them to fall somewhere between the Marvel-verse or the Nolan-verse. But The CW started with Smallville well before either of these and that lasted like 8 seasons, creating their own little niche on the market. Is there really anything wrong if they just stick to doing what they already know? I mean they're not really hurting anything here, and the shows are doing well within their own sphere of influence.

As we've seen with various actors i think the role and the directing can make all the difference to a performance. We've all seen great actors turn out performances like this because either the film was a mess or the director was telling them to act like that without enough guidance.

"EA movie studio" excuse me...

**vomits uncontrollably** Blluuuuhrrrrrhhhggghhh- Blhrruuuuurhghhh... ehhhhk

SupahGamuh:
"Racing Sim", yeah right, just like Call of Duty being a "Military Sim".

Well... I can't belive I'll say this, but... I prefer Fast & Furious #20.

I expect the theatres to start selling season passes.

In my country they already do that. Not cinemas but real stage theaters. You can pay a subscription and then get the theater tickets for a lower price. It's a really good deal if you're into theater and cabaret.

Anyone else now wanna see Kevin Smith do an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

OT: Aaron Paul was interviewed on Top Gear (star in a reasonably priced car) and confirmed all the car stunts are done practically.

Ya, I can see Aaron Paul being pretty one-dimensional. He was great in Breaking Bad because the role fit him so well. Asking him to do the same thing in something different is silly. Though, it was good marketing to get him in the movie because Breaking Bad isn't that old and fans of the show will go watch the movie for him.

All I saw from Need for Speed was a Fast and Furious clone, but lacking the charisma. The F&F franchise is incredibly fun to watch because it's stupid, over-the-top, and doesn't take itself seriously.

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