Go Go Speed

Speed Racer is a movie that most people can’t agree on. When I first saw the trailer, I almost thought it was a Hot Wheels movie. Until I realized it was a live action Speed Racer movie. Speed Racer is based on an old cartoon with fast dialogue and even faster racing. It’s technically one of the earliest examples of Anime that managed to get popular in America. So it’s only fitting that the directors of The Matrix trilogy, the Wachowskis, would want to adapt it. The movie does its best to bring that same fast energy to the big screen. It’s extremely colorful and yes, very fast paced. I was interested enough to go to the theater to see it and I actually still like the movie. Sure the effects are bad, but I’m kind of convinced that it was intentional. Just to give the movie sort of an anime look. Yeah it can be distracting, but it doesn’t bother me. My only real complaint would be its runtime. Which is 2 hours and 15 minutes for some reason. Other than that, Speed Racer deserves to be reexamined. I would even go so far as to call it underrated.

Speed Racer

The new Mach 6

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