Dual International Speed Racer Trailers Launch!

March 9, 2008
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International Speed Racer Trailers

Apparently there is a brand new Speed Racer trailer playing in front of 10,000 B.C., but unfortunately I haven't seen it yet because I'm in Austin, TX for SXSW. While that trailer is still awaiting its online debut, Warner Brothers has launched two new international trailers for the summer movie. You need to see these - I am excited as HELL for this. I know I may be alone and I know this may create controversy, but it's designed to look like a video game and I think it's going to kick some serious ass. The Wachowski's are back and they're going to blow your mind again with Speed Racer, I guarantee.

I'd love to talk A LOT more about this, but I'll save my subjective statements until we have the official domestic trailer released. Stay tuned for more on that this week when that trailer hits.

Watch the FIRST new international trailer for Speed Racer:

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Watch the SECOND new international trailer for Speed Racer:

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I think people are completely missing the point with this movie - it's supposed to look like a video game, or more specifically, an animated movie. It's a visual style that The Wachowski's are inventing. Did anyone think bullet time was a real visual style for movies before The Matrix? I think not, and when you think that this is The Wachowski's, then you might realize that this will be as awesome as I'm expecting.

Speed Racer is written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski, of the Matrix trilogy and V for Vendetta. The movie arrives in theaters this summer on May 9th.

Do you think these trailers are an improvement over the first teaser trailer or worse?

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  • Hey dude, i'm right there with you! I hear people complain about the look of this movie but hey, let's take it for what it is, shall we? I think it looks freaking awesome and like a lot of fun! Speedracer a go go!
  • I like these trailers a lot more than the other one, this is gonna be a tasty venture
  • Noddy
    Really looking forward to this film, have been since I saw the first trailer, just kinda looks like my kinda film. Loving these new trailers aswell though.
  • newmi
    why call them international trailers when they're obviously for distribution in the UK therefore making them UK trailers.
  • Dusty
    Hey hey Alex, Good find.. I have been trying to explain this to my friends for a while... and Matrix is about the only example I can find each time of how the new technical visuals will be trend-setting in this film. Nice find.. see you on Tuesday - see you for drinks at the Napaleon(between Bally's and Paris) after the Kung Fu Panda 9:30 screening?
  • Carlos
    I think the 2nd trailer is better, but i keep thinking it's The Phantom Menace of this decade.
  • Jojo
    Looks absolute shit. fuck this movie.
  • Max
    jojo doesnt offer a very intelligent argument. i think it looks great, if the plots not too great, then atleast itll be a sure treat for the eyes!
  • coyo
    not my kind of movie
  • Conrad
    The MAJOR DIFFERENCE between a movie like The Matrix (even the trilogy for that matter) is that they had a great storyline to go along with the great special effects i.e. the birth of bullet time to compliment it. Speed Racer in my opinion should not be compared to a classic like The Matrix. Besides the special effects that make this look not only cheesy and immature, but it looks like it has a lame story. The big wig from V For Vendetta has a case to close with Speed Racer and so he threatens him to race and/or die....honestly, who cares? Also, I don't really care for Matthew Fox. Not in Lost and certainly not for Vantage Point and this doesn't look like a very good move for him either - respect wise. Wachoswski brothers are some of my favorite filmmakers ever, but this looks like a wash to me. If they wanted to make a movie that looks animated, then why not make an animated movie? After all, the series was animated to start with. I'm outta here.
  • I didn't like the first trailer at all. Looked like a silly cartoon movie for kids. But these new trailers - WOW, I'm completely sold! They are so different and I hope the movie can live up to these new trailers. If so, we're gonna be in for another visual hell ride from the Wachowski's!
  • potocki
    Sheer Awesomeness.
  • ha1rball
    alex the first one is the one i saw on 10,000 bc
  • CSpuppydog
    Alex your not alone this movie looks amazing.
  • Thanks for letting me know ha1rball! Wow... I didn't even get a chance to really watch both of these until this morning and holy CRAP, the second one KICKS ASS!! This movie looks downright incredible... I wish I could argue all of you haters about this forever! Bring it!
  • Burger
    Did anyone else notice that there where yokohama tires on his car?
  • Pimpslapstick
    Alright I'm kinda hyped for this movie, I didn't grow up with Speed Racer (Before my time) but I gotta admit the visuals are pulling me in.
  • woot. The sound design is so crazy.
    This looks so good............................ will be there day 1
  • Yeah, the first one was infront of my screening of 10,000B.C. too. However after seeing some of the film in an advance test screening, it really is NOT too good at all. I think this will be the big-budget flop of the year, I really see NO audience, after seeing this trailer in THREE crowded theaters and almost NO positive reaction to it.
  • Exile
    Honestly, this looks like a kids movie. I really think somebody like the wachowskis should have done something more with their creative potential than this cgi massacre. Doesn´t look interesting at all.
  • I sat through the incredibly mediocre 10,000 B.C. and didn't see a SINGLE new trailer. I was robbed!!! Vic
  • louise
    nothing wrong with kids movies. this looks bloody amazing!!!
  • Curtis
    I'm with you Alex people are so caught up on how bad the visuals look, in my opinion they look awesome and its something different, people don't like different they want everything the same. I was a little skeptical on the first trailer but now i have changed my mind completely after watching these trailers looks like it will be a blast to watch!
  • Alfredo
    To Conrad... why make an animated movie about an animated series? What's wrong with pushing the envelope? Bridging the gap between animation and live-action? I see nothing wrong with doing something different. As a matter of fact it looks ridiculously amazing. I must admit though, I forgot this movie was coming out til I saw these new trailers. Yet another summer movie I can't wait to see!
  • Alexander
    I think it looks like a weak story, bad acting, overuse of effects, and no mach 5, so no thanks ill pass on this
  • craziemutant
    my friend's excited to see this. i didn't grow up watching speedracer, so i have no idea what it's about. but to me, the story is way cheesy and blows. but i'm up for seeing the visual effects in full. i welcome the introduction of new trends.
  • Siamac
    A movie for kids with animations made by kids, i don't really care about the story if the animation would be awsome but this looks a home made 3dmax animation made by some fans :) .
  • There was a laughing monkey in the trailer. I am soooooooo going to see that
  • john
    hey anyone know when this comes out i used to love this show when i was a kid i cannot wait for this movie and if u hate it then fuck you!
  • blueberry
    I prefer story over visuals any day of the week. The Matrix movies were an example of having both. Speed Racer, I fear, is overhyped and if I wanted to be blown away by graphics I'd by a Playstation 3 and put on some racing game. Seriously.
  • nanodust
    "it's supposed to look like a video game... It's a visual style that The Wachowski's are inventing" bullshit. go watch tron.
  • Absinth
    @nanodust - I'm in complete agreement with you. Personaly I just hope they don't mess up the Tron sequel.
  • TommyP
    hmmmmm - could be one of those 'all the best bits are in the trailer' movies but looks worth a watch
  • garbage
    this looks like dog vomit, so stupid.
  • Justy Ueki
    Still didn't have the Speed Racer theme in the trailers, but other than that I'm still looking forward to this movie.
  • Scorpio
    While it may look amazing and it looks like a videogame, with actors. My only problem is that it doesn't remind me of anything like the original Speed Racer. Whats with the race tracks, and the backgrounds. I'll skip it.
  • TheTruth
    I can't believe I'm seeing the same trailer that you are. I like genre and FX films, but this looks like utter, empty-headed pap to me. Critics will (rightfully) call this another video game masquerading as a film. Empty, flashy exercises like this do nothing to help the cause of action/sci-fi films. The Wachowski Bros (sister?) need to get back to actual story-driven film-making like Bound. Relying on visuals is a crutch. The audience deserves more.
  • I'm showing my age, but all I can see on the race scenes is Tron + Peter Max, and I love it.
  • Jah Weeble-Wobble
    Skidoobles. Gunna ruck like dem fierst one. Forrizz
  • Thy style reminds me of the game dethkarz. The racetracks looked pretty much the same.
  • steved
    it's all about story - and based on the trailer there is none.
  • Djoser
    New trailer or no, it's still gonna give the kids ADHD if ya take 'em to see it. Get back to makin' grown up movies, boys (& uh, it). Rodriguez did Spy Kids 3D, and then used the loot to open his own studio. If that's the plan, then cool, on with business. If not, then just get back to making good goddamn movies.
  • jason_md2020
    Actually the race scenes remind me of Wipeout XL on the original Playstation.
  • Aggie_knight
    I was NOT a fan of the tv series, but I'm totally in love with the visual style presented in these trailers. I can't wait for this movie. Go, Speed Racer, Go.
  • conrad73
    Djoser, relax with the ADHD. You sound like a bad infomercial. Uber-paranoid parents... the worst.
  • Harm
    I personally didn't like it. I expected it to be full fledged movie instead what I may see in a theater is some nonsensical crap. Too bad I was excited for the movie before I saw the trailer massacre.
  • pd
    i think this looks awesome. on par with sin city and 300 in creating a visual style that fits the source material like a glove . i hope the film has the same goofy surreal energy as the trailers.
  • kitano0
    ah, a good old-fashioned kids/cannabis flick! i-am-therrrre! i also want a "go" cap, please.
  • Damien
    Any body that speaks ill of this movie, I will personally race you to the toilet the next time you have to go number 2 and your rear and you will play peak a boo all over yourself!!!!!!!!!!! You won't place, hell, you won't even finish the race!!!!!!!!
  • john
    Boy I just dont know about this one.
  • MK5
    This film will be best watched with Shooms
  • Kyle
    I've always liked Speed Racer. I might be biased towards this, though, because it reminds me of the racing scene in Spy Kids 3D (it was an aweful movie, which is exactly my point.) I hope I'm proven wrong in my opinion that this looks... Spy Kids 3D racing scene-y
  • jacy
    ok i half to admit this movie looks like it's ganna kick ass. me and my brothers grew up watching speed racer so we can't wait for it to come.
  • Anthony
    I am so unbelievably excited for this film. IF only for the sheer fact that it looks awesome but to top it off Emile Hirsche, Matthew Fox, Susan Surandon and Christina Richie star as well as Rain is in it. Now that is just plain exciting.
  • Rusty
    I think the movie looks great! I get as excited watching these trailers as I did when I would hear the theme song come on every day at 5 o clock when I was a kid. At that time we only had a Black and White TV set that got four channels and you had to get up and turn the knob to change the channel. The first three cartoons I ever loved were Speed Racer, Marine Boy and Spiderman. Did you hear how Matthew Fox talked as Racer X? He sounded dead on like the cartoon. And you know the true star of the show is the Mach 5. This is what shaped the imagination of young boys long before video games. And what adult male who loves cars and racing didn't dream as a kid that we could actually race cars as cool as the Mach 5. Heck I still do. I just hope they don't forget the theme song. Oh yeah, and it would be cool if Speed did that startled "Ah!?" noise at least once. I can't wait!
  • Andrew Braid
    I'm so psyched for this! I especially love the second international trailer. The music and the editing is right on!
  • danielson
    what is the song called in the international trailer b? it goes right with the movie.




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