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Speed Racer (2008)

20 Ratings: 0.6
A movie directed by Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski

An over-the-top, sensory overload experience determined to replicate its frantic, television-anime origins,Speed Raceris wild enough to induce a headache or wow a viewer with one dazzling effect after another. Adapted for the big screen as a live-action … see full wiki

Tags: Action Movies, Animated Movies, Speed Racer
1 review about Speed Racer (2008)

Mixing of media

  • Feb 17, 2009
Rating:
+1
Movies whose imagery are clearly the combination of live-action with animation are rare, with maybe one major release every year. Cool World and Who Framed Roger Rabbit are two examples. For 2009, Speed Racer was the only live-action animated combo movie, and did not do that well at the theaters. The movie tries to combine several themes, and tries to come of as a serious movie. There is the overall racing theme of the movie, which of course drives the special effects. Then there is the requisite romance between Speed Racer (yes the movie is named after the title character) and his girlfriend. There is also the tense relationship between Speed Racer and his fellow racers in the final cross-country marathon. And like any good sports movie, we have the corrupt businessmen who try and fix the sport for profit. All told, an alright movie. At times the animation gets in the way of the storyline with the bright colors. But still entertaining.

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