Saturday, June 7, 2008

Movie review of Speed Racer

Speed Racer - 5/10
Directed by The Wachowski Brothers
Cast - Christina Ricci,Emile Hirsch,Susan Sarandon,John Goodman,
Matthew Fox

Plot Summary
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..

If you watch the cartoon series when you were a kid,you would probably enjoy this movie. If you have no idea about the cartoon series, you probably won't have a clue when you are watching this .
Unlike any of the Wachowski brothers movies,this has to be the most brightest(in terms of colour). It is indeed visually brilliant and sadly that is only enjoyed if you watch this on the big screen. The visual effects are nice but at times are way too much but that is the way the speed racer cartoon is supposed to be and the Wachowski brothers didn't change it.
Casting for this movie was not bad except for the fat kid. He gets alittle irritating at times (the monkey acts better).
I have always liked the Wachowski brothers way of storytelling. But after Speed Racer,i hope they return to the darker ways of storytelling to which they are good at.

Best Quote
Minx: [after seeing Speed race] He's going to be very good.
Racer X: No, he's going to be the best... if they don't destroy him first.

Recommended movies done by the directors
The Matrix trilogy
V for Vendetta


Scott Warr said...

I worked at Warner brothers as a Lead tester and even the game sucked.

Subash said...

thats just sad man..
pity was a fun cartoon back then.