Matrix directors Andy and Larry Wachowski's updating of a cult 1960s anime. Born into a family of racing nuts, 18-year-old Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is taking the racing world by storm. Racing his father's designed 'Mach 5', a gadget laden speed machine, his combination of fearless talent and sheer aggression has led him to be the talk of the racing fraternity. Fiercely loyal to his family, Speed Racer's main aim is to emulate his late brother Rex's (Scott Porter) achievements, and win the tough cross-country rally, 'The Crucible,' in which his brother died. But when he turns down a lucrative offer to drive for rival Royalton Industries, he soon discovers that they fix the outcome of all the major races in the country. Now, with Royalton out to stop him at all costs, he realises he must win every race, including 'The Crucible', if he is to defeat Royalton and save the family business.
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i was expecting to see something unlike anything i'd seen before and i was not disappointed. it's bit of a visual spectacular of lurid and garish proportions. the whole thing is cartoony, comic, campy and over-the-top, but just enough to be extremely enjoyable--thankfully it doesn't cross the line into the realm of bizarrely crazy. i chuckled consistently throughout it. the race sequences are intense and exciting and demonstrate a step forward in digital filmmaking. i was surprised to recognise the skill required for acting in this kind of film and all the actors did remarkably well. there was a huge amount of expectation and hype surrounding this film (largely because it was by the wachowski brothers, directors of the groundbreaking matrix trilogy) and it was generally met with disappointing reviews. and perhaps if i'd seen the film before my own expectations had been significantly lowered, i may not have enjoyed it quite as much too. but honestly, i thought this film was a whole lot of fun -- very enjoyable indeed!
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