Cars- the first love of my life, and thanks to EA Games 'Need For Speed' I'm living the dream in a virtual world since a kiddo. The only game I remember from my childhood is the NFS. I still remember that I used to impatiently wait in the school to go home and start my computer (back in 2003 I had Pentium 4) and just race!!. I have played almost every game in the series like the NFS2, NFS5 Porsche unleashed, Hot pursuit, Underground, Most Wanted and the current hot seller Rivals. When I got to know a movie is coming and that to on my favorite game, you just don't know how I waited till this day!! and voilà I get to see the movie in 3D.
The movie started with actor Aaron Paul as Tobey Marshall – a street racer/performance car tuner and he owns a garage 'Marshall Motors' at Mt kisco, NY – inherited from his father, running with his friends. Wait a minute – he is really grown up from being 'Jesse Pinkman' in Breaking Bad (lol!). Tobey is in heavy debts.
The first race of the movie
Starts with Tobey and fellow racer including his friend Pete in a local drive-in – Tobey wins the race. Tobey and friends partying late at the garage, a roaring Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster drives in, stepped out – Dino Brewster – Tobey's biggest rival. He came with a proposal to build a Mustang - which Ford and Carrol Shelby was producing when Carrol died. Dino offered him 25% of the total selling cost of the Carrol's undone mustang, which is about $2,000,000, Tobey agreed due to debts.
The car was completed and showcased for an auction in a glitzy-glam party. The oh-my-god moment a wide bodied 900bhp 2014 modified Mustang with custom silver paint with Kona blue twin racing stripes - real star has arrived - they call it 'Beauty'. Along with the Mustang came a British blonde buyer Julia Maddon (played by Imogen Poots), she challenged Tobey that if 'Beauty' can drive past 230mph (nearly 370kmph), then the deal is closed for $3,000,000.
The moment after it the pony's V8 screaming loudly on track and the Tobey crosses the 230mph milestone with a speed recorded - 234mph (that is hell lot of a speed). The Mustang was sold for $2.7 million. The shocked Dino then challenged Tobey that if he would be able beat him, then Tobey gets Dino's 75% of the Mustang deal; if he loses, he gives up his entire 25%.
The third race of the movie
Dino drives Tobey and Pete into his uncle's posh mansion, Dino opens the Garage - three hot Euro spec Koenigsegg Agera R resting in. The Koenigsegg's twist and turn on a busy freeway and during the race, Dino (bad ass) back flip the Pete's Agera, the car flown miles into the air before bursting into flames – Pete died. Dino fled the scene, Tobey arrested – Police declined Tobey appeal because lack of evidence – the missing third red koenigsegg Agera R (Dino's).
Spending after two years in Jail, Tobey released and set his mind on to take revenge from Dino. Tobey somehow manages to borrow the Mustang, he build, from Julia for the De Leon (the winner take all) race organized by DJ Monarch. Tobey and Julia set on a cross-country race from New-York to California in just 45 hours (race was in California). Then it was Tobey, Julia and a 900bhp Mustang racing cross-country leaving the pity police Ford Victoria's behind.
Tobey was not invited in the race and he doesn't know the location of the race, he upload one his mind boggling stung with the Mustang leaving police out of his tail with the DJ Monarch – and what else could he get, received an invitation to the De Leon (cheers!!!). Dino sent his guys to stop Tobey reaching California, in an event of attack from the Dino guys Mustang went lil off road in the Grand Canyons and finally lifted of the cliff by the Benny (calls himself 'Maverick') (played by Scott Mescudi) - Marshall motors on air supporter in US Army helicopter taking the 'Beauty' away from the bad guy in to Bonneville Salt Flats (undoubtedly the best stunt in the flick).
Tobey reached the Hotel and got the race location, Dino manages to flip the Mustang upside down with a truck. Tobey required a car for the race, called Anita (Tobey's Ex – Dino Fiancée – Pete's sis), Anita on the same found out that the third Red Koenigsegg Agera R belongs to Dino - heartbroken gives keys of Agera to Tobey for the Race.
The Final Race - Not Gasoline but Revenge Fueled
The De Leon
Six mind boggling rare hyper cars - GTA Spano, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, Koenigsegg Agera R, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, Saleen s7 and McLaren P1
What else on earth you wanna watch, Scott Waugh, Director, really put us in the driving seat of these super hot rare beauties doing over 200mph in twisty windy roads. The race starts and police invades the race - just like the game guys - in the end only the Dino's Lambo and Tobey's Agera are left – Dino tries to flip Tobey just like he did with the Pete, Tobey slams the brake pedal – the next minutes Dino crashed into the rock flipping the million dollar Sesto Elemento into blaze. Tobey see the finishing line but he returns to save Dino – saved his ass and finishes first. The police got the third evidence and Dino (long gone) arrested including Tobey for 178 days.
The best part of the movie that I was waiting for the whole two hours
2015 Ford Mustang
On the release day of Tobey, Julia drive in a stunning red 2015 Mustang to pick up Tobey in some distant military prison and the couple head to Utah where 'Maverick' was releasing (prisoned for stealing US army helicopter). Ford somehow manges to let the director shoot the 2015 Mustang before the world premier (lucky people driving before the world) in a very secure shoot.
To me this is the best racing flick till date and desperately waiting for Need For Speed 2. Folks go and watch the movie in 3D, if u really wanna have the driver seat experience of some rare tarmac shattering head tuner hyper cars on earth till date!!!