Monday, 28 April 2014

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Review (Updated)









X-Men Origins: Wolverine


Release Date: 8th April 2009 - Australia
(premiere)


Production Companies
20th Century Fox
Marvel Entertainment
The Donners Company
Seed Productions 

Distribution
20th Century Fox Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 107 minutes


Budget: $150,000,000

Box Office Gross: $373,062,864
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Two mutant brothers, Logan 
and Victor, born 200 years 
ago, suffer childhood trauma 
and have only each other to 
depend on. Basically, they're 
fighters and killers, living 
from war to war through U.S. 
history. In modern times, a 
U.S. colonel, Stryker, recruits 
them and other mutants as 
commandos. 

Logan quits and becomes a 
logger, falling in love with a 
local teacher. When Logan 
refuses to rejoin Stryker's 
crew, the colonel sends the 
murderous Victor. Logan now 
wants revenge.


Cast
Hugh Jackman - Logan/
Wolverine
Liev Schreiber- Victor Creed
Danny Hudson - William Stryker
Lynn Collins - Kayla
Ryan Reynolds - Wade Wilson
Scott Adkins - Weapon XI
Taylor Kitsch - Remy LeBeau/
Gambit
will.i.am - John Wraith
Kevin Durand - Fred J. Dukes/
Blob
Dominic Monaghan - Chris
Bradley/Bolt
Daniel Henney - Agent Zero
Tim Pocock - Scott Summers
Patrick Stewart - Charles
Xavier/Professor X (Cameo)

Crew
Director - Gavin Hood
Screenplay - David Benoff and
Skip Woods
Producers - Lauren Shuller
Donner, Ralph Winter, Hugh
Jackman, John Palermo and
Bryan Singer (Uncredited)
Co-Producer /Unit Production Manager - Louis G. Friedman
Co-Producers - Peter MacDonald and Marsha L. Swinton
Production Designer - Barry Robson
Costume Designer - Louise Mingenbach
Special Make-Up Effects Designers and Creators -
Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr.
Director of Photography - Donald M. McAlpine
Stunt Coordinators - Glenn Boswell, Dean Choe,
Mike Mitchell and J.J. Perry
Action Coordinators - David Leitch and Chad Stehelski
Special Effects Supervisor - Dan Oliver
Visual Effects Supervisors - Eric D. Christensen,
Erik Liles and Pat McClung
Set Visual Effects Supervisor - Christopher Townsend
Visual Effects Supervisor: FUEL International -
Paul Butterworth
Film Editors - Nicolas De Toth and
Megan Gill
Music - Harry Gregson-Williams


Review
As a true fan, X MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE is really average. I have to regretfully accuse the film of its plot confusion. The dialogue and the action was good. This movie inspired me to do a mutant movie marathon, excluding the two I've already done. I know most of you fans are expecting for DAYS OF FUTURE PAST to arrive in cinemas for viewing. Surely the director Gavin Hood is responsible for making the dysfunction in its production and editing. This would relate to how Hugh Jackman got embarrassed with the final cut in its disastrous results. Few of these bad moments contain the part of the ending involving digitally de-aged Patrick Stewart. Aside from the forgetfulness and problems with the film's continuity, there is the goodwill of its acting to be looked upon. 

For a few big surprises in the cast, we have Ryan Reynolds and people think he's a good actor who wasted his potential in mediocre films. Reynolds is perfect to be one of the supporting lead mutants, I complained he's not often portraying his character in all of his scenes. Especially as he ended up being brief and sharing the role with another actor during the third half. To add insult to injury, his character, the motormouth mercenary Deadpool is butchered from the comics. Liev Schreiber demonstrates the top-notch acting to play the brotherly rival of Wolverine as Sabertooth, who is then his nemesis on the comics. Although most movie audiences may have seen Taylor Kitsch in films like the overlooked sci-fi bomb JOHN CARTER (click here). He made a feat of a spotlight in his film debut as the fan-favourite mutant Gambit before he became a major underrated star. 

Shame that the first WOLVERINE movie did not meet the many who have been waiting in their expectations to see the character in his beginning. I definitely re-rank the second Wolverine feature as to overpower the first in regards to if not its use of less crude story-telling and action sequences. Disappointment has come to X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE and it is not what the Marvel and X-Men aficionados had promised.

Star rating: (5/10) Average


Thursday, 24 April 2014

Captain America: The Winter Solider Review








Captain America: The Winter Solider


Release Date: 3rd April 2014 - Australia


Production Companies
Marvel Studios
Marvel Entertainment

Distribution
Walt Disney Studios Motion 
Pictures Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 136 minutes


Budget: $170,000,000

Box Office Gross: $714,766,572
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
After the cataclysmic events 
in New York with The 
Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain 
America: The Winter Soldier” 
finds Steve Rogers, aka 
Captain America, living quietly 
in Washington, D.C. and trying 
to adjust to the modern world. 
But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. 
colleague comes under 
attack, Steve becomes 
embroiled in a web of 
intrigue that threatens to put 
the world at risk. 

Joining forces with the Black 
Widow, Captain America 
struggles to expose the ever-
widening conspiracy while 
fighting off professional 
assassins sent to silence 
him at every turn. When the 
full scope of the villainous 
plot is revealed, Captain 
America and the Black 
Widow enlist the help of 
new ally, the Falcon. 
However, they soon find 
themselves up against an 
unexpected and formidable 
enemy—the Winter Soldier.


Cast
Chris Evans - Steve Rogers/
Captain America
Scarlett Johansson - Natasha
Romanoff/Black Widow
Samuel L. Jackson - Nick Fury
Sebastian Stan - Bucky
Barnes/Winter Solider
Anthony Mackie - Sam Wilson/
Falcon
Cobie Smulders - Maria Hill
Frank Grillo - Brock Rumlow
Emily VanCamp - Sharon
Carter/Agent 13
Robert Redford - Alexander Pierce
Hayley Atwell - Peggy Carter

Crew
Directors - Anthony & Joe Russo
Concept and Story - Ed Brubaker
Based on Comic - Joe Simon and
Jack Kirby
Screenplay - Christopher Markus and
Stephen McFeely
Executive Producers - Victoria Alonso,
Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine,
Michael Grillo and Stan Lee
Producer - Kevin Feige
Co-Producer - Nate Moore
Production Designer - Peter Wenham
Costume Designer - Judianna Makovsky
Director of Photography - Trent Opaloch
Film Editors - Jeffrey Ford and
Matthew Schmidt
Visual Effects Supervisor: ILM - Russell Earl
Visual Effects Supervisors - Dan Deleeuw,
Bryan Grill and Peter G. Travers
Music Supervisor - Dave Jordan
Music - Henry Jackman


Review
Remembering in 2011, I posted my review analysis on the first CAPTAIN AMERICA movie (click here) when shown on screen theatres. Now years have passed and in return, the star spangled American hero is back for his own exciting sequel. The mighty Marvel brand is having shown no sign of ceasing production of their mega hit movie legends any time soon. Disney is the owners of Marvel and has being known to fund Marvel's projects. First things come first in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLIDER, which is best described as a patriotic/espionage action blockbuster. While I'm no fan of the Marvel heroes, I do think the story is better than the overrated IRON MAN 3 (click here). On the flip side, another film that soars with triumph is the solid-breaking THOR: THE DARK WORLD (click here) in terms of not have the plot go undeveloped. 

In terms of acting, the originals like Chris Evans seemed to be still getting used to the costume as the original American super-hero. We have Robert Redford as one of the supporting cast leads as he plays a senior authoritative in S.H.I.E.L.D. Though he is a veteran actor and I haven't seen much of his talented work in any of his famed classics. Sebastian Stan comes back in the sequel and is perfectly chosen as the titled arch-foe.

It worked me hard to write that I'm no fan of Captain America since he represents the foreign country and I'm particularly a pure born-Aussie. I had once read one comic issue of Captain America roughly 30 times and it's set to the time where he was unfrozen. I think THE WINTER SOLIDER is an all-time great feature, just going to be a near-perfect addition in the quadrilogy.

Star rating: (8/10) Very Good Movie


Monday, 21 April 2014

Mulan Review








Mulan


Release Date: 3rd September 1998 - Australia


Production Companies
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Feature Animation

Distribution
Walt Disney Studios Motion 
Pictures Australia


Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: G

Runtime: 88 minutes


Budget: $90,000,000

Box Office Gross: $304,320,254
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Clever Mulan proves her 
worth outside of her 
tradition bound society 
when, disguised as a 
male solider "Ping" 
she bravely fakes her 
father's place in the 
Imperial Army. Helped 
by her outrageously 
funny guardian Mushu 
and a lucky cricket 
named Cri-Kee, 
Mulan strives to earn 
the respect of her 
fellow soldiers and 
their courageous 
Captain Shang. Mulan's 
adventures lead to a 
climatic battle atop 
the Imperial Palace, 
where her family's 
honor and the fate of 
the Emperor and all of 
China rest in her hands!


Voice Cast
Ming-Na - Mulan
Lea Salonga - Mulan (singing
voice)
Eddie Murphy - Mushu
BD Wong - Shang
Miguel Ferrer - Shan Yu
Donny Osmond - Shang
(singing voice)
Harvey Fierstein - Yao
Soon Tek-Oh - Fa Zhou
June Foray - Grandmother Fa
Marni Nixon - Grandmother Fa
(singing voice)
George Takei - First Ancestor
James Hong - Chi Fu
Pat Morita - The Emperor
Miriam Margoyles - The
Matchmaker

Crew
Directors - Barry Cook and
Tony Bancroft
Story - Robert D. San Souci,
John Sanford, Tim Hodge,
Burny Mattinson, Barry
Johnson, Ed Gombert,
Chris Williams, Julius
Aguimatang, Lorna Cook,
Thom Enriquez, Joe Grant
and Floyd Norman
Story Supervisor/Screenplay -
Chris Sanders
Screenplay - Rita Hsiao, Philip
LaZebnik, Raymond & Eugenia
Bostwick-Singer
Production Designer - Hans Bacher
Background Supervisor - Robert E. Stanton
Computer Animation Supervisor - Eric Guaglione
Film Editor - Michael Kelly
Songs - Matthew Wilder
Lyrics - David Zippel
Music - Jerry Goldsmith


Awards

1999 Academy Awards
Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score -
Matthew Wilder, David Zippel and Jerry Goldsmith (Nominated)


Review
Nearly productive with a spirit and a fascinating Chinese backdrop that the late classic director David Lean should have been impressed. MULAN was based on a legendary Chinese poem and unlikely that the animated king Disney had to put the creative liberties on new ways of making that story as an animated musical and somehow the studio never gives up after trying so hard replicating movies with light-hearted and darker themes to largely appeal all audiences and reviewers. Unfortunately, the length of the film runs at a minimal 88 minutes long and does not deliver good value for the film goers buck. Other complaints indicate there weren't any enough war battles and the closing was too juvenile and unsurprising. On a positive note, the animation was delicate and detailed, some good moments like the title character constructs her disguise as a male solider and the avalanche scene.

I could not help but to gain an appreciation for hearing Jerry Goldsmith's well-conducted and bombastic score and I'm absolutely impressed. Also finally, I praise Eddie Murphy for putting his energetic vocals as the hilarious dragon Mushu and two of the feature's songs "Reflection" and "I'll Make a Man Out of You".

This movie is all but good, adding more moments of action could have saved the plot for MULAN. It just would set more in a greater scale as Disney's most achieving product, go buy or rent it on DVD stores and clearly enjoy it for the sake of honour or with the young ones.

Star rating: (7/10) Good Movie


Friday, 18 April 2014

The LEGO Movie Review (Updated)










The LEGO Movie


Release Date: 3rd April 2014 - Australia


Production Companies
Warner Bros. Pictures (presents)
Village Roadshow Pictures 
(in association with)
The LEGO Group (in association with)
Animal Logic
Vertigo Entertainment
Lin Pictures
Warner Animation Group
RatPac-Dune Entertainment 
(In association with)

Distribution
Roadshow Distribution


Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: PG

Runtime: 100 minutes


Budget: $60,000,000

Box Office Gross: $469,160,692 
(Worldwide) 


Plot Summary
Emmet is an ordinary, rules-
following, perfectly average 
LEGO mini-figure who is 
mistakenly identified as the 
most extraordinary person 
and the key to saving the 
world. He is drafted into a 
fellowship of strangers on 
an epic quest to stop an 
evil tyrant, a journey for 
which Emmet is hopelessly 
and hilariously unprepared... 


Voice Cast
Chris Pratt - Emmet
Will Ferrell - Lord Business
Elizabeth Banks - Wyldstyle
Will Arnett - Batman
Morgan Freeman - Vitruvius
Liam Neeson - Good Cop/
Bad Cop/Pa Cop
Nick Offerman - MetalBeard
Alison Brie - Princess Unikitty
Charlie Day - Benny
Channing Tatum - Superman
Jonah Hill - Green Lantern
Cobie Smulders - Wonder 
Woman
Billy Dee Williams - Lando
Calrissian (Cameo)
Anthony Daniels - C3PO
(Cameo)

Live Action Cast
Jacob Sand - Finn
Will Ferrell - Man in Upstairs


Crew
Story/Screenplay/Directors -
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Story - Dan & Kevin Hageman
Executive Producers - Alison Abbate, Matthew Ashton, Bruce Berman, Jon Burton, Kathleen Fleming, Benjamin Melniker, Steven Mnuchin, Zareh Nalbandian, James Packer, Matt Skiena, Michael Uslan, Jill Wildert and Seanne Winslow
Producers - Roy Lee and
Dan Lin
Co-Producer - John Powers Middleton
Production Designer - Grant
Freckelton
Character Designers - Andy Bialk
and Shane Prigmore
Head of Animation - Rob Coleman
Animation Co-Director/Supervisor - Chris McKay
CG Supervisor - Aidan Sarsfield
Cinematography - Barry Peterson and
Pablo Plaisted
Film Editors - David Burrows
and Chris McKay
Music - Mark Mothersbaugh


Review
For many of you who have once had a childhood obsession with making LEGO. Although some of the people may not take the movie too kindly, after seeing it as very undistinguished and bad due to the over hype that this film is perhaps unworthy of in the eyes of some viewers. They do not deliver the message about THE LEGO MOVIE properly, it is meant to be an uphill comedy of non-stop laughing proportions. It actually has being extraordinary in using CGI to disguise as it was made in stop-motion out of LEGO bricks. While not caring of THE LEGO MOVIE for its meaningful and simple story, I actively care about it spoofs any plot cliché in the book like the good vs evil and so forth.

The selective range of the voice cast takes the top prime without becoming theatric or into the pallid expressions. The best that stole the show Liam Neeson who makes the hammy routine out of the "good or bad cop", do not get me wrong with the old saying. Will Arnett makes the fun in the LEGO version of Batman by having him as egotistical out of his dark nature. Christian Bale is out there in the audience and would be pleased with this interpreted dark knight compared with his own in the Nolan movie adaptations.

I frankly perceive THE LEGO MOVIE as humorous and refreshing to tell a child's dream of a world made entirely out of LEGO that the wish had finally came true. As long as every viewer should know that everything is awesome just like the song of the film says. This film isn't made to be in a forced financial gain in the movie theatres. Many of you will watch this feature and reminisce about the good old days as a child playing with the toy brand, I think people will find this movie wittier and different to TOY STORY (click here).

Forget playtime, you'll be seeing an all-aged accessible film which should appeal to all you LEGO collectors in your adulthood.

Star rating: (9/10) Excellent Movie


Monday, 14 April 2014

The Fearless Four Review










The Fearless Four


Release Date: 5th December 1997 - USA


Production Companies
Warner Bros (presents)
Bioskop Film
Munich Animation Film


Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: G
Runtime: 89 minutes
                 78 minutes (edited)


Plot Summary
Four fearless animals while
not sharing their appearances
all of them have one goal 
ahead to play and perform 
music, dog named Buster, 
a donkey Fred, a cat 
Gwendolyn and a rooster 
Tortellini. Together these 
foursome left their old 
lives and ventured to the 
city of Bremen to seek 
their fame and recognition

But the animals are unaware 
that Bremen is not what it all 
seems and there it lies, it's 
dark secrets and corruption 
in a twist of soul. Can the 
Fearless Four use their 
musical talents to stop this 
evil plot?


Voice Cast (English)
James Ingram - Buster
B.B. King - Fred
Oleta Adams - Gwendolyn 
Zucchero - Tortellini 
Christopher Gaze - Narrator
Ian James Cortlett - Dr. Greed/
Various
Scott McNeill - The Manager/
Various
Garry Chalk - Platini/Various
Kathleen Barr - Mozart/Various
Richard Newman - Ackerman

Crew
Producer/Director - Eberhard 
Junkersdof
Director/CGI Director - Michael 
Coldewey 
Director/Animation Director - 
Jürgen Ritcher 
Based on Fairy Tale "The 
Bremen Town Musicians" - 
The Grimm Brothers
Screenplay - Bert Henry, 
Dagmar Kekulé and 
Georg Richel 
Character Designers - Carlos 
& Jordi Grangel
Painted Background Designer - 
Walter Kössler 
CGI Supervisor - Nico Tuma
Editor - Uli Schön
Score & Original Songs - 
Peter Wolf
Lyrics - Ina Wolf


Review
Charming, joyful and melodic how 2D comes and goes to please children of all ages. In the 90s, Disney was the easy-going prominent player composed after THE LION KING (click here), other films that were not made by this studio unfortunately, fail to imitate its wizardry. There lived an obscure movie from Germany in 1997 based on a popular tale for children entitled THE FEARLESS FOUR. I probably haven't seen it for a long time and though I have been excited to review this movie of which I have fond memories as a child of having grown up with this movie. Uncaring of Warner Bros not to release the English translation in cinemas or in a DVD/Blu-Ray package, this let me down and forced me to find it on YouTube. Remarkable, yet though the film's character animation didn't share the qualities of Disney or Don Bluth, it's really distinctively impressive on its own. More appeal that it was the earliest movies that combined their quality of hand-drawn with outdated computer graphics. 

While the makers of FEARLESS FOUR pushed its story into modern touch and for the English dub, it isn't always faithful to it's original release in Germany. Some scenes are bowdlerised by the studio when trying to look less adult and left in the cutting room. For the characterisations, they are perfectly solid but for the villain Dr Greed; he seems to share some of the facial features which belonged to supposedly one of the Simpsons characters. The four musicians such as James Ingram, Oleta Adams, Zucchero and blues man B.B. King. These lads are responsible for giving each of the singing and voices on the animals.

It has a profound message that deeply enough it teaches us that we shouldn't treat our own pets the rough way around. This rare kids musical is in need of devotion for anyone who hasn't seen it. 

Star rating: (7/10) Good Movie


Monday, 7 April 2014

Pacific Rim Review (Updated)












Pacific Rim


Release Date: 11th July 2013 - Australia


Production Companies
Warner Bros. Pictures
Legendary Pictures
Disney Double Dare You (DDY)

Distribution
Roadshow Distribution


Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: M

Runtime: 131 minutes


Budget: $190,000,000

Box Office Gross: $411,002,906
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
When legions of monstrous 
creatures, known as the 
Kaiju, started rising from 
the sea, a war began to 
take that millions of lives 
and consume humanity's 
resources for years on end. 
To combat the giant Kaiju; 
a special type of weapon 
was devised: massive robots 
are called Jaegers, which 
are controlled simultaneously 
by two pilots whose minds 
are locked in a neural 
bridge. But even the Jaegers 
are proving to be nearly 
defenceless in the face of 
the relentless Kaiju. 

On the verge of defeat, the 
forces defending mankind 
have no choice but to turn to 
two unlikely heroes-a washed 
up former pilot and an 
untrained trainee who are 
teamed to drive a legendary 
but seemingly an obsolete 
Jaeger from the past. Together, 
they stand as mankind's last 
hope against the mounting 
apocalypse. 


Cast
Charlie Hunnam - Raleigh Becket 
Idris Elba - Stacker Pentecost 
Rinko Kikuchi - Mako Mori
Charlie Day - Dr. Newton Geiszler
Max Martini - Herc Hansen
Robert Kazinzky - Chuck Hansen
Ron Perlman - Hannibal Chau
Burn Gorman - Dr. Hermann Gottlieb
Clifton Collins, Jr - Ops Tendo Choi 
Diego Klattenhoff - Yancy Becket
Mana Ashida - Young Mako
Robert Maillet - Lt. S. Kaidanovsky
Heather Doerksen - Lt. A. Kaidanovsky
Charles, Lance & Mark Luu - Wing Triplets
Ellen McLain - Gipsy Danger AI (Voice)
Joe Pingue - Captain Merrit
Paul Michael Wyers - Young Raleigh
Tyler Stevenson - Young Yancy
Jane Watson - Raleigh and Yancy's Mum
Robert Morse - Raleigh and Yancy's Dad
Peter Kosaka - Young Mako's Father
Yiren Stark - Young Mako's Mother
Trek Buccino - Young Newt
Drew Adkins - Young Gottlieb     

Crew
Screenplay/Producer/Director - Guillermo del Toro
Story/Screenplay - Travis Beacham
Executive Producer/Unit Production Manager - 
Callum Greene
Producers - Jon Jashni, Mary 
Parent and Thomas Tull
Co-Producer - Jillian Share
Production Designer - Andrew 
Neskoromy and Carol Spier
Costume Designer - Kate Hawley
Director of Photography - Guillermo Navarro
Visual Effects Supervisors - John Knoll 
and James E. Price
Visual Effects Co-Supervisors: ILM - Lindy DeQuattro 
and Eddie Pasquarello
Animation Supervisor - Hal T. Hickel
Film Editing - Peter Amundson 
and John Gilroy
Music - Ramin Djawadi


Review
For years there are people had only sought out a real movie about mechas fighting against giant monsters. These audiences instead had to satisfy this crave by watching Michael Bay's series of TRANSFORMERS. It has been a long time coming for a director creative and daring enough to create a visual epic about machines doing battle with huge monsters. This film ended up as a reverence to the mecha anime programs and the old Kaiju movies. PACIFIC RIM creates a world filled with these two retro sci-fi fantasies which feels like a crazy dream. Impossible for Hollywood that it's not going to work and proven so far to be ingeniously awesome. To take a look back, the characterisations and writing have turned out brilliant and the idea of the film has its roots from the mind of the director Guillermo del Toro of the HELLBOY fame.

However, the film's acting is above exceptional with the new actors proving their worth as credible Hollywood celebrities. Few of the purely recognised actors are there as the supporting leads. Idris Elba was perfect for the role as the Marshal and this film-maker had cast him for his seriousness. Perhaps the director cast him after seeing him in THOR (click here) as the bridge keeper and recognising his strength to portray a character who is a leader or an almost godlike figure. More of the show-stealing actors Ron Perlman and Charlie Day are surprisingly featured in this film. For Perlman, the cult movie actor performs gracefully as an arms dealer with an over the top performance. He had been considered as the director's lucky charm when he previously starred in almost all of his successes. 

Most notable aspect of PACIFIC RIM is the visual rendering that helped to create the biggest of the creatures and the machines. Without the use of its CGI, the movie could have eventually ended up residing into a cheap low budgeted film.

This is not another movie directed by Michael Bay with his huge explosions, seen in many of his guilty pleasures. PACIFIC RIM managed to pull off the impossible and has cemented itself as one of the few movies in this category. I rank it in the scale of movies that are excellent and it's a colossal type of motion picture that never ceases to amaze me.

Star rating: (9/10) Excellent Movie



Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Need for Speed Review (Updated)










Need for Speed 


Release Date: 13th March 2014 - Australia


Production Companies
Touchstone Pictures
DreamWorks SKG
Electronic Arts
Bandito Brothers

Distribution
Walt Disney Studios Motion
Pictures Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 131 minutes


Budget: $66,000,000

Box Office Gross: $203,277,636
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Fresh from prison, a
street racer who was
framed by a business
associates joins a cross-
country race with
revenge in mind.


Cast
Aaron Paul - Tobey Marshall
Dominic Cooper - Dino Brewster
Imogen Poots - Julia Maddon
Scott Mescudi - Maverick
Ramón Rodriguez - Joe Peck
Rami Malek - Finn
Michael Keaton - Monarch
Dakota Johnson - Anita Coleman
Harrison Gilbertson - Little Pete
Coleman

Crew
Executive Producer/Film Editor/
Director - Scott Waugh
Story/Screenplay - George Gatins
Screenplay/Producer - John Gatins
Producers - Patrick O'Brien
and Mark Sourian
Director of Photography - Shane
Hurlbut
Special Effects Supervisor -
Joe Pancake
Stunt Coordinator - Lance Gilbert
Co-Stunt Coordinator - Mike
Smith
Picture Car Coordinator -
Steve Mann
Film Editor - Paul Rubell
Music - Nathan Furst


Review
This is not like those faithless and boring video game movies that lacked the quality viewers deserve when paying $15 bucks to watch it. I have once been had the enjoyable experience of playing two games of its series, NEED FOR SPEED begins the movie on a fuel-injected high, took the games key elements to drive the cinematic impact. Made with the driving coordination of actors who were provided with driving lessons. Car crashes completed through the use of physical effects is simply Hollywood going back to its heydays. Other vehicle-oriented action features such as BULLITT also featured the lead actors doing their own driving stunts to pilot the cars in a hot pursuit of each vehicle whammed up on a dynamic scene. That is why its filmmakers decided to cut the chase and not to put a huge or minimal amount of CGI for a high budget. The movie's cinematography is also worth looking at, I was particularly impressed with the use of zoom angling.

Director Scott Waugh took the seat passionately after releasing his previous work ACT OF VALOR and he is able to demonstrate better treatment on a video-game adapted movie that an avid gamer would expect. The director is good at making the ensemble cast with Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper as the main leads. As if the NEED FOR SPEED movie is not packed with enough sequences of racing action, it has an endless treat of side-comical parts.

NEED FOR SPEED nearly put the FAST & FURIOUS franchise out of commission, even at its gratitude that it's wildly superb for a feature? Just race down and don't miss out, whether or not you have played the games does not matter. This film is suitable for an array of audiences. OK, I know you are all waiting for my opinion on this. What film is better, it's FAST & FURIOUS or NEED FOR SPEED, the answer is FAST & FURIOUS.

Star rating: (10/10) Best Movie Ever