I thoroughly enjoyed Need for Speed. I love the Fast and Furious franchise and I don’t think NFS should be considered a knockoff of those movies. It feels more in the vain of the classics like Bullitt (which I’m not comparing it to, but the movie is seen on screen, so it’s obvious the film-makers want you to draw connections), or any of the similar gritty “revenge” flicks of that era. Definitely worth seeing, especially on the big screen for the insane and practically done stunts.
And Michael Keaton’s character needs a spin-off or something. He’s awesome.
I will also note, my little brother designed the tail lights on the red 2015 Mustang seen in the movie, which is pretty cool.