A high octane racing thriller based on a popular video game franchise, Need For Speed should have been in pole position for a box office victory lap, but ultimately even the acting talents of Aaron Paul could get it across the finish line...
On this week's episode of Beyond The Box Set, we discuss the questionable morality of street racing, Michael Keaton's literally phoned-in cameo appearance and debate whether Rami Malek's horrible supporting turn in this film made us re-evaluate how much we really want him to win an Oscar for Bohemian Rhapsody...
As usual, we also conclude with our own sequel pitches for this movie - including an Oscar baiting legal drama and a prequel that fills in the surprisingly detailed back story built into the original. All this plus drinking games, listener submissions and more!
Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we take a classic - or questionably classic - standalone movie and compete to pitch the best, weirdest and most ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been featured in The Guardian, on the front page of Apple Podcasts and as a Podbean 'Podcast of the Week', so check us out to find out what everyone's talking about...
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00.00: John has a serious moral objection to this film
49.10: Need For Speed Drinking Games
57.00: Need For Speed 2: Hot Wheels Edition
1.07.00: Need For Speed 2: Ready, Set, Go!
1.21.00 Listener Submissions & Episode 104 Preview