By John D. (Elise's lucky husband)
Let me first say that this movie is worth seeing in a theater. I expected the movie to be OK. Loaded with cars and racing, mixed in with a shoestring script to tie the racing together. What I was treated to at the theater was an exciting roller coaster ride of beautiful cars with rich roaring engines filmed in a way that made me feel like I was there with them. The script wasn't too bad either.
My wife had accompanied me to the movie. Not being into action movies, she said to me as we entered the theater that she had forgotten her earplugs. I laughed.
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The revenge story that enfolds between the high speed car scenes is okay. The mostly humorous dialogue is good. I liked the characters and the actors that were along for the ride, and the action seemed non-stop.
What gives this movie its merit is the realistic feeling that the incredible visuals and audio portray. I don't know how well it will hold up on my 46" TV at home, but in the theater with the big screen and the multi-speaker sound system that makes your body vibrate with the hum and roar of the engines, this movie kicks ass. The filming of this movie really was a big step up, with scenes from car interiors that made me excited like I was playing the video game. I felt like I got off a 2 hour rollercoaster ride after it was over. And, it was a smooth, tear invoking, good rollercoaster ride. As for my wife...she told me she liked it too (with the stipulation that it was good for an action movie). The movie was not in 3D, and I don't know if a 3D version is available, but I would go back to see it.