Speed Racer

2008

Action / Family / Sci-Fi / Sport

148
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 39%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 60%
IMDb Rating 6 10 62834

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Ariel Winter as Young Trixie
Christina Ricci as Trixie
John Goodman as Pops
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by zachmoats 8 / 10

The Wachowskis's Commitment to Speed Racer Cartoon Pays Off

When I first saw The Matrix, I was absolutely taken by the visuals. I admired how complex the plot was, but thought it fell short of meeting the expectations set forth by its ideas. Those thoughts just deepened as I made my way through the trilogy of films. Now, I will say I absolutely want to revisit them, but I could never shake the feeling that the writing of the Wachowskis's was too self-serious. Speed Racer does not have that problem and it is all the better for it.

The fact that Speed Racer never takes itself too seriously, in addition to the Wachowskis's commitment to the aesthetic of the Speed Racer cartoon, makes the film worth giving a shot. I will admit that if you do not like CGI, you likely are not going to enjoy this film. I will also say that I am not sure I have seen a movie that used this much CGI as effectively and as fun as Speed Racer does. The racing scenes are awe- inspiring for the spectacle of colors and movement and the fight scenes lie somewhere between exciting and ridiculous never giving into a dull moment. For better or worse during the film, I couldn't take my eyes off the screen, and that is one of the highest praises I can give to any movie.

Reviewed by Charles Herold (cherold) 6 / 10

Equally impressive and irksome

Speed Racer is filmed in a unique and imaginative way that at times is electrifying. Colors are vivid, action is wild, and information is dense but *usually* clear, notably in scenes where present action is seamlessly and simultaneously juxtaposed with flashbacks.

It's impressive but often utterly exhausting. The movie starts in a mad adrenaline rush and just keeps pushing it. And a certain point I thought the action would never offer respite, and it would be two hours of flashy camera-work, elaborate green-screen setups, and explosions. But the time of the film's first quiet scene I was already mentally exhausted.

All this tremendous bravura filmmaking exists more for itself than the story, which is trite and predictable. It is as though Martin Scorcese decided to use his considerable talents to make a My Little Pony movie.

As a kid's movie, it's not bad. It's got annoying kids and monkeys and cartoonish bad guys and other things kids like. But it is pure sensory overload.

Reviewed by OneEightNine Media 9 / 10

Better than popular opinion

Speed racer I'm not sure why people hate this movie so much and I'm not going to waste my time reading their reviews to find out why. If I had to guess, I would say the hate stems from people going into this movie expecting to watch a Matrix like movie because this was the first film the directors filmed after. Whatever, it is campy but also serious at other times. The acting is okay but the action is amazing. It is cool neo-retro racer action. Only if they waited 5 to 10 years for the special effects to totally catch up with what they where trying to do. Regardless, this film is entertaining and that is all that matters.

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