Blu-ray Review: Need for Speed | The Man Cave Cinema

Videogame-to-film adaptations have a spotty track record, ranging from the abysmal (Double Dragon) to the acclaimed (Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within). Of course, in between there are the guilty pleasures, like Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil, which is where you’ll find director Scott Waugh’s Need for Speed. Based on Electronic Arts' long-running racing franchise — which is all about hot pursuits, spectacular takedowns and being the first to the finish line — the film transforms Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul into a born-and-bred street racer with a chip on his shoulder and a score to settle.

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