Need For Speed
The credits are rolling and my heart is still pumping wildly after that adrenaline rush of a movie!! It may not win any Oscars, but it sure was a FUN RIDE!!!
And then add to that some of the best PQ I've seen this year and you most definitely have a winner! Russ said I was going to love the KURO levels....uh, I mean the "BLACK levels" (wait a minute, KURO means BLACK so I was right the first time
), and he wasn't kidding. They were phenomenal! Wait until you see the nighttime scenes of San Francisco...simply AMAZING (and the panoramic views of New York City at night weren't too shabby either!).
The CONTRAST was slightly spiked, giving the COLORS just the right boost, rivaling those in the Fast & Furious
series! FLESH TONES were spot-on perfect! DEPTH was infinite in many scenes! SHARPNESS & CLARITY were off the charts in most scenes!!
Did I forget anything? Oh yeah, DETAILS were unbelievably mesmerizing...facial features, clothing, cars, foliage, city streets, and last, but not least, the panoramic views of the Pacific Coast Highway during the "race of races!"
My colleague Russ gave this a 1.0 and then, after some reflection, came to his senses and boosted it to Tier 0 (.65). I'm inclined to go even higher....
Tier Recommendation: Tier 0* (.5)
PS The audio ROCKED, especially the revving of engines as the races started. The surround action was stellar throughout!
Viewed from 7.5' using the equipment listed below....