February 7th, 2014 is the D-day for the release of the most awaited film of our times. DreamWorks is all set to release this film created with the latest and popular electronic arts virtual driving games that has been customized by Disney. If you have been wondering who the director is then it is will be Scott Waugh who will be behind the lens. Yes, he is the same guy who comes from the Act of Valor fame.
The original story was the brainchild of none other than John and George Gatins. John is the co-producer of this big-budget film that will reportedly sweep all car lovers off their feet. Mark Sourian is the producer who strongly believes that this film will rake high moolahs for him and the cast. Let us sit back and see what is served to us in the platter.
Game-based films have been treated very skeptically. As the trend goes, video game-based films do lack a visible plot and has no characters or storyline. The biggest drawback is that audiences fail to hold on to a real atmosphere that films usually present. Therefore, the stakes are high in this film and at least this time the director seems to have a clear sense of direction in terms of marketing this movie.
However, people who are huge fans of the game Need for Speed will not find anything similar in the film other than its title which has been directly borrowed from the virtual game. The film promises to its viewers a downpour of fast and exotic cars with mind blowing driving scenes. Real car aficionados might stay disappointed with the film but people are recommended to watch this film with an open mind.
The problem with the genre of gaming films is that it lacks consistency when compared to usual cinema and the way it is made. This genre has indeed got to see many more years of development-related struggle before something worthwhile comes up. We hope Need for Speed changes this assumption.
Unlike other gaming films, this film might be mediocre in terms of story and plot but it will not be totally mindless. Disney is responsible for the movie and we are certainly hoping for the best. Crux? Low on expectation, high on desire and change. This film can possibly be the next box office disaster if it isn’t handled with cars. We hope watching this film is not an act of valor but a true gaming film of the times.