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(io9)   Ten reasons why Speed Racer is an unsung masterpiece. Oh, wait, you're serious. BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, Speed Racer, Matrix Trilogy, Wachowskis, masterpiece, Hiroshi Sasagawa, Laurence Fishburne, Susan Sarandon, ragtimes  
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2012-10-25 11:42:12 AM  
2 votes:

steamingpile: Gunny Highway: I love that movie and do not understand all the hate it receives.

Because it was turrible

It was a great adaptation of the source material. The old cartoon wasn't exactly high art. I'd rather the movie have fun with the material, like they did, than to try to make it "realistic" or "gritty" and end up just a copy of Fast and Furious.
2012-10-25 08:57:48 PM  
1 vote:
The climax is one of the best reflections on Wu Wei in modern cinema. That alone doesn't make it a masterpiece, but if more filmmakers start taking cues from Taoist art & storytelling then this movie will be relevant for a very long time--and it won't have to do with the CGI.
2012-10-25 06:56:07 PM  
1 vote:
Loved both- what's wrong with good clean silly fun? It's not like it's pretending to be high art, after all. It's eye candy, not The Thinker.

But the Royalton part could have been edited down a bit without hurting the movie, IMHO...
2012-10-25 06:48:56 PM  
1 vote:
Someone (Ebert, and I'm too lazy to google) said that it's probably the most expensive avant-garde movie ever made.

And I agreed in my head
2012-10-25 06:43:06 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: No love for Christina Ricci in a bob cut? 

Total love
2012-10-25 06:26:55 PM  
1 vote:
No love for Christina Ricci in a bob cut? 

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2012-10-25 06:04:39 PM  
1 vote:
Humph, bandwagoners. I've been saying Speed Racer is awesome since forever ago! The Cinema Slob Reviews: Speed Racer
2012-10-25 05:40:08 PM  
1 vote:
Another vote for Speed Racer. Incidentally, I didn't like the original cartoon, but loved the movie. As was said before, people will eventually come around and appreciate it. IMHO it's great.
2012-10-25 04:59:50 PM  
1 vote:

kibbled: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: CSB time

I broke my leg a couple years ago. Which meant that I got to ride the gimp scooters at different stores. So naturally, I downloaded the Speed Racer theme, plugged speakers into my MP3 player, and would putt around Walmart in the scooter playing that song at full volume. People would either look at me like I was crazy, or would laugh at the inherent silliness of it.

Were you wearing a shirt with three wolves on it?

I might just man-love you for that comment!
2012-10-25 01:52:29 PM  
1 vote:
This movie is the most faithful recreation of source material ever.

If you hated the movie, you hate Speed Racer. If that's true, what the hell were you watching the movie for anyway?
2012-10-25 12:33:55 PM  
1 vote:
I have a copy and watch it whenever I need a pick me up.
It's quite entertaining, actually.
2012-10-25 12:10:06 PM  
1 vote:

grimlock1972: Original Anime : masterpiece Movie: not so much

Your nostalgia is showing.
2012-10-25 11:53:17 AM  
1 vote:
Story and acting is completely useless and lame.

That being said, the visuals are crazy good and interesting.

I basically feel that watching the movie is the closest I will come to going on some kind of drug sweet drug trip.
2012-10-25 11:44:53 AM  
1 vote:
I enjoyed the movie because I understood I was going to see a movie about Speed Racer, which was a ridiculously animated cartoon with almost no plot that got by on quirky style alone (and peopletalkingreallyfastwithoutbreathingorputtingspacesbetweenwordshuah ).

Therefore, I was expecting a movie about Speed Racer, which would be visually ridiculous, have a fairly weak plot, and get by on quirky style alone. That's exactly what it was.
2012-10-25 11:42:18 AM  
1 vote:
I'm pretty sure watching speed racer increases your risk of retinal detachment. Or epilepsy.
2012-10-25 11:40:30 AM  
1 vote:
Just looking at the 10 frames of film from that article makes my eyes ache. I think there is less color on the album art for "Sgt. Pepper".
2012-10-25 02:08:31 AM  
1 vote:

teto85: Unsung? I sing that song at least once a week.


You have your version .. I have mine.. Incorrectly Attributed to Aphex in the title.. It was Alpha Team.

And I have no qualms with the findings of this article.

/Aside from the fact that I will always think of "Bound" before The Matrix when I think of the Wachowskis
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