Friday, May 16, 2008

Speed Racer (2008)

Well, that sucked.

It sucked that it was so Awesome and I couldn't go back in and see it again immediately.

And it sucked that it came out the weekend after Iron Man and is now seen as a flop. Because it's a great sports movie with gorgeous visuals, an interesting story, butt-kicking and car-exploding action, a kid and monkey who are way more funny than annoying, John Goodman and Susan Sarrandon in roles that'll make you want to go home and hug your parents, and Christina Ricci in a role that'll make you want to sit in a parked car with Christina Ricci. All the actors were perfect for their parts (especially Matthew Fox as Racer X), there were some nice surprises in the story, and yet everything wrapped up exactly how it was supposed to. Seriously, I couldn't be happier with it.

Okay, I could've been a little more happy had there been more Trixie. I hear they cut out some of Christina Ricci's butt-kicking scenes. Hopefully those get added back in for the DVD (which I'll be buying the day it comes out).

Five out of five pink helicopters.


Kevin said...

Couldn't agree more!

I was so disappointed that so many people just don't get it.

Just got the DVD a few days ago.. need to go looking for deleted scenes...

Michael May said...

Inspired by the movie, my son and I have been renting the animated series. Couldn't be happier with that either.


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