Sound Off: Speed Racer - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
May 9, 2008
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? We're now officially two weeks into the summer and that means the competition is really heating up. The Wachowski Brothers are back for the first time since finishing The Matrix Revolutions in 2003. This time they're sharing with us another visually remarkable creation - Speed Racer. Did it live up to your expectations? What was your reaction to its PG rating and cartoon feeling? Was it visually profound or visually confusing? Did you sit back and enjoy it or struggle to appreciate it? Sound off below, leave your thoughts, and let us know what you thought of Speed Racer.
To fuel the fire, I'll admit - I've fallen in love with Speed Racer. I feel like I'm 12 years old again, buying up toys, wishing I had a Mach 5. You've probably already read my review and the most I can do is reiterate my feelings from that. This movie is polarizing audiences and I'm very nervous to start asking people what they thought, because I'm afraid they're going to hate it. All I can say is that it's a very fun movie that is unlike anything you will ever see. Yes, it's a kids movie, but if you can sit back and enjoy it for what it is and forget how old you are, maybe you'll be taken on the ride of your life, too.
If you want your typical romantic comedy that you've already seen twice this year, five times last year, and can find about twenty times in anyone's DVD collection, then go ahead and watch that What Happens in Vegas movie. But if you want something truly unique, truly imaginative, and truly enjoyable, then stick with Speed Racer.