Need For Speed
Video game movies suck.
As anyone who has actually played them could tell you, games can be just as moving, thoughtful and exciting as any other medium. So why have books and comics successfully made the leap into cinema while games remain so stunted?
There are 35,000 deaths due to motor vehicle accidents in the United States each year. Every ten seconds someone is given emergency treatment because of a car crash. According to a report by the CDC the financial impact is close to $100 billion on injury care and lost productivity.
I know 'Need For Speed' is just a movie, and movies are entertainment, but it is shocking beyond all reason how much this movie thinks automotive safety is a big joke. I understand loving an outlaw, but when 'Bonnie & Clyde' robbed banks they were “punching up.” When Aaron Paul and his merry band of mayhem mechanics destroy public works and send innocent bystanders careening off of highways, they are “punching down.” 'Need For Speed,' its producers, writers, director and maybe even its stars should all hang their heads in shame.
Back when we were on the set of 'Need for Speed,' we were blown away by the stunt work from the production team and Aaron Paul himself, who learned a bit of drag racing for the role. Now you can preview some of what you'll see on this front come release time with these new 'Need for Speed' clips.
The 'Need For Speed' Super Bowl trailer has arrived and it featured a lot of what makes this movie popular: lots of cars, cars drifting, cars racing, cars crashing and lots more cars. We've got the extended version of the 'Need For Speed' trailer above so you can check out anything you might have missed (more cars).
When I got a chance to sit down with Aaron Paul on the set of his new movie, 'Need for Speed,' he was just coming off the conclusion of ‘Breaking Bad’ -- the show that launched him into stardom -- and he was in a great mood (at one point I think he wanted me to high five him, and I feel bad I didn’t). His energy is infectious, and he was great to talk to about his action film, which could be his launching point into leading man roles. (He’s going to follow it with a role in Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus,’ so he’s in a good place).
The main takeaway from my visit to the edit bay of ‘Need for Speed’ was the film’s emphasis on practical stunts, which seems the best way to make a video game adaptation as different and cinematic as possible. As we saw over the summer, the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise has become so big that many of its insane set pieces were created digitally, whereas the ‘Need for Speed’ team was locked into an almost all practical approach. For gearheads and action aficionados, this is the best possible scenario.
Football fans are no doubt excited for the 2014 Super Bowl, but even non-sports fans can find something to enjoy. No, we're not talking about Bruno Mars, we're talking about the Super Bowl movie trailers that will be airing during the commercial breaks. With the 2014 Super Bowl set to air on FOX at 6pm on February 2, we thought now would be the perfect time to run through what we know is going to debut during the big game and what surprises could still be in store.