An unlikely video game goes into high gear on streaming
Became a household name thanks to his iconic role as breaking Bad‘s Jesse Pinkman, which also won him three Primetime Emmy wins, Aaron Paul’s first move after leaving the meth world saw him try his hand at being an action hero in the adaptation of video games Need of speed.
From the outside, it was a questionable decision as the genre’s long history has hardly been littered with classics, but director Scott Waugh’s pedal to the metal action thriller was far more successful than most. people probably don’t remember. In reality, Need of speed is one of the highest-grossing console-to-screen translations ever, reaching $203 million at the box office on a budget of $66 million, before generating over $10 million in DVD and Blu-ray sales. ray during its first month on sale in the United States.
As you’d expect, the reviews weren’t exactly stellar, with critics and audiences turning their noses up at Need of speed with respective scores of 22 and 57% on Rotten Tomatoes. There’s a decent mess of vehicles to find along the way, but it’s hard to get invested in such an obviously ridiculous plot, one that finds Paul’s mechanic framed for a crime he didn’t commit. and sent to prison, before he seeks revenge for his release by participating in a cross-country race that finds the law hot on his trail.
So that’s nonsense, but maybe not enough for iTunes subscribers, who took it upon themselves to revisit Need of speed in enough numbers to see it land on the platform’s global watchlist, per FlixPatrol.