Good afternoon people of the interweb, its once again time to review a film trailer and today we’re returning to Need For Speed with its first full trailer! Not too long ago the first teaser came out (trailer review here) and I thought it set a great tone and feel for this film. I was genuinely surprised and excited. So does the new trailer do any better to hype up the film or not? Read on and find out.
But first, check out the trailer below:
Well this wasn’t what I was expecting. My first thoughts after watching that trailer the first time was, “It’s alright.” And I never want a trailer to leave me with that kind of impression. So then I watched it again and this time I liked it a bit more than before, but it still wasn’t kind the kick ass trailer I was hoping for.
Well let’s start with the positives:
- Those cars look frigging gorgeous, so slick, clean, shiny and colourful, just like the games!
- Aaron Paul’s character looks as badass as ever giving us a character who’s been rubbed the wrong way and is out for revenge.
- Aaron Paul is still doing those monologue and it still sounds cool.
- Michael Keaton’s character seems very strange and eccentric, I like it.
- The central beef between Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper looks interesting and I hope that is a key factor in the film.
- The film seems to be taking cues from NFS Underground and Carbon (and possibly Most Wanted if the police play a big part in the film)
So is there any problems I have with the trailer? Well there are a good few things, they’re mainly nitpicks but some are making me concerned for the film like:
- The choice of music, I don’t feel like it’s as atmospheric as it was in the first trailer. Plus I hate Muse, but I don’t think they were a decent fit for this trailer.
- Some of those moments of humour seem kind of out-of-place considering all the other serious stuff going on.
- I see a lot of “I’ve seen this before” vibes from this trailer from some of the character interact to dialogue and stuff and that’s not a good sign. I mean sure originality is a hard thing to pull off but this feels kind of generic of the action genre.
- That last scene with the helicopter reminded me of the Fast & Furious films, I don’t like it. While comparisons to these franchises are bound to happen, I’d prefer if some of the stunts and styles of action were a little more different.
In conclusion while this trailer fleshed out a little more of the story and the action involved, I can’t say that I like as much as the last. Need For Speed still looks like it has the potential to be a good film with a decent story, however there are certain aspects of this trailer that made me film like I as going into a generic film of the action genre. I can only hope that Aaron Paul makes this film come across a little better than it in this trailer.
So what’s your thoughts on this trailer people, was it better or worse than the last? Sound off your thoughts below and I’ll catch ya later! 🙂