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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

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4 reviews about Speed Racer (2008)
review by . January 22, 2011
I absolutely loathed this movie when I first saw it. In fact, I fell asleep at the end of it (although that's probably not because the movie was boring as much as it was the fact that it was midnight and I was dead tired). However, looking back on it it has kind of grown on me. Don't get me wrong, it's still a horrible movie, but there are many that are much worse. Like the critics consensus says, the Wachowski brothers have packed the movie with headache-inducing special effects and …
review by . June 27, 2009
The first thing you notice when you start Speed Racer is the colors. A lot of movies go for a desaturated look, but Speed Racer ups all the colors. The world is a rainbow-bright mishmash of the 50's/60's and a 7-year-old's vision of the future that is half-CG. (Fun fact: the only physical sets in the movie were the Racers' house, the bad guy's offices, and the hotel.)      In fact, this seems to be literally live-action anime. If you've ever wondered what an anime or cartoon …
review by . February 17, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
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 …
review by . November 15, 2008
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. Go, Speed Racer, Go!   2. Corporations sometimes use dirty tactics to make profits   3. Go, Speed Racer, Go!       Pros:     1. Lots of high speed, colorful and mind boggling car races (cars spend more time in the air, sideways or upside down than can be considered normal)   2. Lots of car crashes (not harmful to humans on screen, and apparently not very …
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