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.
The story begins with Speed Racer who is a young man with natural racing instincts whose goal is to win The Crucible, a cross-country car racing rally that took the life of his older brother, Rex Racer. Speed is loyal to the family business, run by his parents Pops and Mom. Pops designed Speed's car, the Mach 5. The owner of Royalton Industries makes Speed a lucrative offer, Speed rejects the offer, angering the owner. Speed also uncovers a secret that top corporate interests, including Royalton, are fixing races and cheating to gain profit. With the offer to Speed denied, Royalton wants to ensure that Speed will not win races. Speed finds support from his parents and his girlfriend Trixie and enters The Crucible in a partnership with his one-time rival, Racer X, seeking to rescue his family's business and the racing sport itself.
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September 11, 2013 at 07:25 AM