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16 October 2020

The time is now.

by Andrew MacGregor

Need For Speed: “Hot Pursuit Remastered” - 2 mins 14s

Forget 666 - the real number of the beast is 5-10. That’s the premise of this super piece of work for EA's Need For Speed franchise: namely, a remaster of 2010 fan favourite 'Hot Pursuit'.

The protagonist is haunted by defeat a decade later, his mate’s winning time of five minutes and 10 seconds mocking him at every turn, business meeting, and café. Fortunately, the remaster offers Michael a shiny chance of redemption.

Non-gamers may run out of patience with him before then, but the numerate visual gags and breezy, self-aware script keep viewers onside. Those with similiar scores to settle must get some practice in (and pray for their partner's understanding, too).

Film Production: Rattling Stick Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Gabe Turner Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Stuart Bentham
Cinematographer: Suzie Lavelle
Art Department: John Ebden
Editor: Jonnie Scarlett Ⓦ @ The Quarry Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: No.8 Ⓟ Ⓦ

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