Let me first state that “The Fast and Furious” franchise has nothing to fear from “Need for Speed”. There are similarities, but “The Fast and Furious” franchise is so much better and has much better actors.
The absolute best things about “Need for Speed” are the speeding/racing cars, the car chases and the crazy car stunts. When the cars are not moving, the movie is “Ho-Hum”. I will also give props to the cinematography and the camera angles. You will feel like you are actually in the cars with the drivers.
Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) a Blue-Collar mechanic struggles to keep his family owned car shop a float. He decides to partner with a wealthy ex-NASCAR Driver named Dino (Dominic Cooper) to help save the family business. Tragedy strikes and Tobey is framed for a crime he did not commit. Tobey goes to prison while Dominic reaps rewards and moves his business out west. The story unfolds from there…
As I stated earlier…as long as the cars are moving everything is great. Stop the cars and you want to leave the theater.