The Need For Speed crew busted out the first look at the film yesterday at E3, and now it’s online in high-def. No intro from the wonderful Aaron Paul, but you get a look at his seething-self in a few glimpses of the film.
This is all about showcasing the expensive cars, high speeds, and brutal car crashes that are being filmed with heart-warming practicality (some here in Atlanta). I’m already loving the look of this, though I’m hoping it remains as coherent and decidedly paced as it appears here. Frankly, as much as I enjoyed Fast 6 I really felt like Lin phoned in some of the basic car racing action. There’s definitely room for a movie to deliver the kind of incredible automotive action that taps right into one’s adrenal gland. There’s something sublime about a car chase done just right, and it’s a very rare, very tough trick.
Death Proof is probably the last time I truly felt that sensation (Fast 5 got close)- maybe I’ll get a fix from this one.