8 Awful Video Game Movies That Got The Most Important Thing Right
8. Need For Speed - Fast, Frenetic Energy
It may have gone a little too excessive – even for a movie
based on the oft-nuts Need for Speed franchise – but the Aaron Paul-starring
Need for Speed movie in 2014 at least got one pivotal piece of its puzzle correct:
The film was panned by critics and the majority of fans, and
the stupid plot and wooden performances on display ultimately resulted in a
film that had few true redeeming features.
Away from essentially serving as a giant advertising campaign
for some of the swankiest cars on the planet, Need for Speed did manage to
convey the sheer adrenaline-inducing velocity of the video game series on which the film was loosely based.
Sadly, even the frenetic turned-up-to-11 chase sequences and
energetic action couldn’t help the picture from feeling like a slow and painful
viewing experience. Going really fast had never felt so nauseatingly slow.
To be fair, Need for Speed did turn a steady profit for Disney
when all was said and done - $200 million return from a $65 million budget –
but that thankfully wasn’t enough to warrant any follow-up outings for Paul’s