Saturday, May 17, 2008
Run, Don't Walk, to the theaters to see 'Speed Racer'
For those of us who enjoyed the show as a child, this movie is f*&^%ng awesome. It's like the original animation on steroids, crack and acid. All at the same time. But don't believe me.
With a character cast such as Trixie, Spritle and Chim-Chim, portrayed by veteran performers Susan Sarandon and John Goodman, this is a home run by the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix). The only performer that you may take some exception to is Korean pop-star Rain. That's ok.
There are tender moments, too, for the ladies. Inspector Detector's discussion of the loss of Rex Racer was heart-rending. And speaking of Rex Racer's disappearance, there is intrigue and betrayal, as well (RAIN!!!). Finally, learning from the massive success of the original TV series, the season-ending multi-part long-distance road rally is lifted directly into this movie--some of you loyal fans will remember the frustration you felt as children having to wait first for part 2, then part 3 and then part 4, which was no doubt maddening and has increased your therapy bills--but the movie does not end there. I won't even discuss the MACH 6....