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Go Speed Racer, Go!

I can’t even look at you right now. 40 years. 40 years people have been waiting for you to make it to the big screen; and this is how you do it?

I mean, you’re directed by the Wachowski Brothers for chrissakes. You know, the guys that brought us “The Matrix” and “V for Vendetta;” by all accounts two pretty sweet flicks.

You’ve got a decent cast in Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox and John Goodman. And I have no doubt that Warner Brothers gave you a huge bankroll to play with. So why Speed, if I can call you Speed, why aren’t you a much cooler movie?

Granted I’ve never been a fan of your show. 60’s anime about the adventures of a racecar driver and his little brother’s monkey just doesn’t do it for me. But that doesn’t mean I don't appreciate your place in the pop culture lexicon.

This weak-plotted, quasi-live action, potential seizure inducing, eye candy, green-screen extravaganza is like watching a Disney movie on acid; only not nearly as fun. After watching the trailer all I wanted to do was hit up Vegas with Hunter S. Thompson.

I'm sure there'll be some diehards that'll run right out to the theater. I'm guessing they'll be disappointed. For my money, the GEICO commercial is about as much as I can handle.

"Speed Racer" rolls into theaters on May 9th 2008


Josh Gryvatz

Posted by Josh on December 12, 2007 1:56 PM
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