Movie Review: Need for Speed | One of Us

Movie Review: Need for Speed

8 Submitted by on Tue, 18 March 2014, 14:06

The Unusual Suspects have their work cut out for them on this one, as Touchstone Pictures (re: Disney slumming it) tries to speed past the Fast & Furious franchise by grabbing a popular video game brand and putting a recognizable star behind the wheel of high performance cars.

Ok, so why that recognizable star is Aaron Paul we have no idea either. Not exactly the career jump we expected after his amazing performance on “Breaking Bad”. Even if they do have him going up against the likes of Dominic Cooper, who surely could be doing better by now himself.

Still, we got fast cars, hot girls (Imogen Poots), lots of trash-talkin’ buddies…how can this possibly go wrong? Well…. let Brian, Martin and Chris explain this one to you. I’m out.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.