Movie Discussion – “Speed Racer”

Speed Racer opens today, but no Bureau authors currently plan to see it. Discuss below, or submit your own review if you feel so inclined.

6 replies on “Movie Discussion – “Speed Racer””

  1. lunadude says:

    Speed Racer
    "…no Bureau authors currently plan to see it"? Why not?

    It was fun eye candy. Lots more character development, then the original series episodes. Unique style that will be imitated by less talented producers.

    Psychedelic car-foo with ninjas and vikings.

  2. chad says:

    My Take
    It was different, I’ll say that. "Psychedelic" and "eye-candy" are definitely good ways to describe it. I give it a 5.5 out of 10. Worth seeing, but don’t go into it with massive expectations.

    I don’t think it’s going to do very well in terms of sales. There were more people going to see Iron Man than Speed Racer at the theater I was at.

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  3. J_W_W says:

    Live action cartoon
    They really accomplished creating a live action cartoon. The show literally leapt off the screen. Now it is debatable whether creating a live action cartoon was a good thing or not.

    But, they definitely captured the look and feel of the original cartoon. I really liked some of the scenes that were pulled directly from episodes of the cartoon, especially the one describing what the Mach 5’s buttons did. Then again the cartoon was very cheesy and the movie ventured heavily into that realm too.

  4. chad says:

    Star Wars Trailer
    Speed Racer had the trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: Clone Wars movie.

    • J_W_W says:

      Re: Star Wars Trailer

      Speed Racer had the trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: Clone Wars movie.

      Yes, and that part was awesome.

  5. mbourgon says:

    I enjoyed it. Fun eye candy
    Go see it. No, it’s not Social Commentary, it’s not Deep. It’s FUN. I enjoyed Iron Man, and this is nothing like it – it’s eye candy, pure and simple, with some funny bits, some definitely trippy psychedelia at the end, and a simple story. But it’s definitely worth watching on the big screen – it will definitely lose a lot on your TV.

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