Must Watch: One More International Speed Racer Trailer!
by Alex Billington
April 13, 2008
Warner Brothers has release one more must watch trailer for Speed Racer. These get better and better every time and I think that's because as we get closer and closer to the release we're actually seeing finished visual effects. My press screening for Speed Racer is actually this coming Thursday in Los Angeles and I can't tell you how insanely excited I currently am. I don't know how anyone can watch this trailer and not be excited to have their mind's blown on May 9th. Check out this last international trailer - it features new scenes with the two Asian characters Taejo and Mr. Musha as well as new race footage.
Incase you're wondering, the song in the last half is an awesome track called Birthright by Celldweller. You can download it for free on their website: fixtmusic.com.
Watch the international trailer for Speed Racer:
You can also watch the new Speed Racer trailer in High Definition at SpeedRacerTheMovie.com
Born to race cars, Speed Racer is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company’s maniacal owner but uncovers a terrible secret—some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls who manipulate the top drivers to boost profits. With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend, Trixie (Christina Ricci), Speed teams with his one-time rival—the mysterious Racer X (Matthew Fox)—to win the race that had taken his brother’s life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible.
Speed Racer is written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski, directors of the Matrix trilogy and producers of V for Vendetta. The movie is based off of the Japanese manga and anime series originally known as Mach GoGoGo that first debuted in the 1960s. Speed Racer hits theaters this summer on May 9th. The latest poster is featured below.
Reader Feedback - 29 Comments
This thing's going to flop like a fish out of water.
John on Apr 13, 2008
my god that was one of the best trailers so far by far, this movie is going to be awesome and one of my most anticipated movies of this year..
Curtis on Apr 13, 2008
Is anyone going to the screening at the TriBeCa Film Festival? I'll be there, because it's good PR (hells yeah son) and thats right after my new album comes out on April 22nd, plus my dad's a huge Speed Racer fan so we're going together.
Kail on Apr 13, 2008
excuse me for asking, for i've never watched Speed Racer or read the manga, but what does the 'M' on his helmet stand for? i'm just wondering. anyway, the trailer looks stunning. can't wait to see it.
craziemutant on Apr 13, 2008
The M on the helmet stands for Mach 5, his car.
Tim on Apr 13, 2008
thanks, i thought so. i just wasn't sure. cool.
craziemutant on Apr 14, 2008
This is going to rock. Period. If there's one thing the Wachowski's truly understand, it's the power of visual cinema, and now they're bringing it to a younger receptive audience. All arguments aside, this is going to be superb, if only from the perspective of eye-candy. Cynical adults can knock it's storytelling merits but Speed Racer will set a new high watermark in family entertainment. In a word - GO!
Mrbobbyboy on Apr 14, 2008
two words: AWE SOME 😛
chris on Apr 14, 2008
That was definatley the coolest trialer. It'll be better than cars, the only other cgi car movie.
Joshua Rowe on Apr 14, 2008
AWE SOME indeed.
Andrew on Apr 14, 2008
I'm not expecting Oscar material, this just looks like it's going to be a really fun movie to watch at the theater. It looks like it's going to be a blast. May looks like a good month Iron Man, Speed Racer, The Prince of Narnia.
Hector X. on Apr 14, 2008
Visual diarrhorea. Totally pointless.
yeahright on Apr 14, 2008
Im not sure what to think of it, but it looks worth it to see. This seems to be the kind of film that will either be fairly visionary, or just do well at the box office as a summer movie for the boomers despite being a bad overall film. The Wachowski's never seem to disappoint though. The M on the helmet stands for Mach 5, his car. Tim on Apr 13, 2008 It actually the logo for Mifune Motors, the Racer family business, in the unAmericanized version anyway.
interl0per on Apr 14, 2008
I just squealed like a little girl at a Hannah Montana concert.
Anthony on Apr 14, 2008
I'm not sure what to think about this, I mean it looks kinda cool, because its got some style we've never really seen much of before, but I cant help but think to myself that i don't think I can get a real rush or have a real emotional response to such fakish car racing, the more I see the more fake it looks. I mean when you see Fast and Furious for example, and they pull off some wicked car stunt, it just seems like wow, that was cool but when you see a fake car flying through the air, are you gonna really be like, WOAH that fake ass car pulled that shit off sick! OMG awesome! I think NO, for me anyway a giant NO.
Richard on Apr 14, 2008
oh, thanks for clearing that up, interl0per. but can anyone else confirm the right answer to the 'M' on his helmet?
craziemutant on Apr 14, 2008
The large red M on the hood of the Mach 5, which in North America was assumed to stand for "Mach 5", is actually the emblem of Mifune Motors, the family business. That is also the origin of the "M" on G?'s helmet. This was an homage to Japanese film star Toshiro Mifune. Courtesy of Wikipedia. 🙂
Anthony on Apr 14, 2008
oh great, thanks, anthony. why didn't i think of looking through Wiki?...i usually do...
craziemutant on Apr 14, 2008
I get the feeling this film is gonna make some serious $$$$
Manfred Powell on Apr 19, 2008
I used to watch the cartoon faithfully when I was a kid, but man I just cant wait to see what the Wachowski Brothers have done with this new vision of a great cartoon. The trailer rocks. I loved all the Matrix movies and I am sure this will have plenty of sequels! GO SPEED RACER!!!!!
brian on Apr 20, 2008
Whoever scorns this movie needs a wake up call! The trailer alone is awesome, what more the movie? I think all racing fans should watch this movie! Speed Racer rocks!
Dreadnaught on Apr 22, 2008
YOu have to remember that this is a live action version of an anime cartoon....... That said this sort of movie usually falls flat on its face the only thing that makes this interesting and just possibly brilliant is that the Wachowski bros are making it.....
john on Apr 23, 2008
Ok what the hell is all of your problems after following Iron Man the coolest movie to come out till TdK you think this will be cool no it looks cheesy at best and got a pg rating so all that violence you saw in that trailer is all you willsee I'm sorry but I'll be at iron man instead of this crap.
Max on Apr 24, 2008
Great visual FX. Feels like a kid's movie though. My hopes aren't high.
dak on Apr 26, 2008
horrible, no good plot
cheater on May 3, 2008
I don't understand why or how anyone could get excited over this movie? I don't want to watch a videogame for two hours, why would I want to watch this? Even worse it looks like a kid movie.
richard on May 7, 2008
People need to realize why it is they go to the theater to see a movie like this!! I grew up on Speed Racer and have been a die hard fan. All I can say is well done!!! My family and I loved it!! Simply loved this movie. Yes it has new elements and is not exactly like the cartoon, so what!! It was a blast from start to finish and had the music I remember hearing while watching the 1960s show. The races scenes are fantastic, the characters are almost perfect, the Mach 5 looked awesome. Movies are supposed to take us away from reality for awhile and make us forget life for a couple of hours, this movie made me feel like a kid again, I was excited as hell to see the Mach 5 on the big screen finally after all these years! It's a manga anime cartoon from the 1960s that we are lucky enough to see two talented people bring to life, enjoy it for what it is!!!! Life is too serious to be so judgmental on a few, jaw dropping, eye candy rollercoaster ride!!
chris molina on May 10, 2008
Saw it last night. Loved it. My wife hated it. I grew up watching the cartoon, and this was a wonderful continuation and tribute. I was on the edge of my seat. Anyone going to see this movie looking for a solution to world peace, or the meaning of life will be disappointed. Anyone going to see a cartoon come to life will dig it. Especially if you've got any appreciation for what racing is about. I'm not a car racer (moto-x), but racing is racing, and this is a racing movie. It rocked! I'll admit it was long, and my kids fidgeted a bit, but what's not to love about: Racing Explosions The Mach 5 Machine Guns Piranhas Racing Ninjas Cruncher Block A Broomhandle Mauser The Wachowski Brothers… Racing Racer X Thugs Bombs A world pleasingly without Sir Isaac Newton Trixie Racing It was a total, complete “Willful suspension of disbelief”-fest. I really enjoyed some of the very subtle tributes to the original, such as when Speed finishes the second big race (I think), and jumps out of his car, there is an instant where his stance is the stance at the end of the Cartoon where he stands, legs apart and one arm thrown up in front of his face. VERY SUBTLE, yet totally recognizable, and a VBG to the Wachowski's for it! I can't wait to see it again to catch more of these. It was nice to be 10 years old again...
Zamo on May 14, 2008
This was more fun than Iron Man. I've seen Speed twice now. It ws true to the cartoon and pure eye candy. What a blast! Now I wish the Wachowski's would remake Logan's Run.
C. Youlden on May 18, 2008
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