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(Deadline)   Here he comes. Here comes Speed Racer. He's a remake on wheels. He's on Apple and he's gonna be chasin' after someone   (deadline.com) divider line
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2022-05-25 8:35:16 PM  
Pfankuchen sind liebe
 
2022-05-25 8:55:56 PM  
The Wachowskis version is an underrated classic.
 
2022-05-25 9:32:36 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: The Wachowskis version is an underrated classic.


Agreed.  Whenever anyone tells me it was too childish or dumb, I tell them to watch the farking cartoon and try and tell me it wasn't a great adaptation of the source material.

It's stupid as hell, but fun.
 
2022-05-25 9:43:05 PM  
The only way I'm watching a remake of Speed Racer is if it's not animated and it stars Steve Buscemi as Speed.
 
2022-05-25 9:44:32 PM  
Speed Racer?  Screw that.  Reboot Starblazers.
 
2022-05-25 10:33:33 PM  

NeoCortex42: OtherLittleGuy: The Wachowskis version is an underrated classic.

Agreed.  Whenever anyone tells me it was too childish or dumb, I tell them to watch the farking cartoon and try and tell me it wasn't a great adaptation of the source material.

It's stupid as hell, but fun.


It is, and now I'm going to have to go find it and watch it again.
 
2022-05-25 11:13:40 PM  
When the first two sentences of your reporting both contain the phrase "I hear," it detracts from your credibility.
 
2022-05-25 11:16:16 PM  

cretinbob: NeoCortex42: OtherLittleGuy: The Wachowskis version is an underrated classic.

Agreed.  Whenever anyone tells me it was too childish or dumb, I tell them to watch the farking cartoon and try and tell me it wasn't a great adaptation of the source material.

It's stupid as hell, but fun.

It is, and now I'm going to have to go find it and watch it again.


Counterpoint: 135 minutes.
 
2022-05-25 11:16:57 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: The Wachowskis version is an underrated classic.


Even better when you're baked out of your GOTdamn mind.
 
2022-05-25 11:23:33 PM  
"Bad Robot"

Ahhh hell naw.
 
2022-05-25 11:25:55 PM  

Jake Havechek: Speed Racer?  Screw that.  Reboot Starblazers.


*coughs*
 
2022-05-25 11:27:28 PM  
Speed Racer Remix Alpha Team (Dirty version)
Youtube 3_5IJRXoKQE

This is still the only reason I know what Speed Racer is
 
2022-05-25 11:28:12 PM  
I loved the series as a child, loved it!  The movie looked trash.  I re-watched an episode of the TV show as an adult, damn that was bad animation, and plot, and everything else... so I can't even complain that the movie wasn't true to the TV show.
 
2022-05-25 11:36:42 PM  
The Mach 5 is cool, but people often overlook Racer X's car.

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2022-05-25 11:40:30 PM  

My Sober Alt: The Mach 5 is cool, but people often overlook Racer X's car.

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Racer X had the vertical saw blade, and couldn't even drive through a forest.  Lame!
 
2022-05-26 12:06:46 AM  

Hyperbolic Hyperbole: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/3_5IJRXoKQE?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&widgetid=1]
This is still the only reason I know what Speed Racer is


I prefer this version:

Superstar Dj Keoki - Go Speed Go
Youtube oOeyQQSQAuo


NSFW simulated sex moaning
 
2022-05-26 12:13:51 AM  
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2022-05-26 12:21:12 AM  

Jake Havechek: Speed Racer?  Screw that.  Reboot Starblazers.


Thumbs up!
Although, there was a live action movie. My cousin and I, who grew up on Star blazers, tried watching it. It wasn't very good.
In other things... Much later in life I was doing some research on anime and discovered that star blazers was the first anime adapted for US broadcast...
 
2022-05-26 12:47:59 AM  

tjassen: Jake Havechek: Speed Racer?  Screw that.  Reboot Starblazers.

Thumbs up!
Although, there was a live action movie. My cousin and I, who grew up on Star blazers, tried watching it. It wasn't very good.


The live action anime adaption movies generally tend to be terrible.  The original Yamato/Star Blazers when watched today is also... pretty bad.  However... they redid the series a few years ago as Yamato 2199, tightened up the story and added a few subplots and it was quite well done.  If you're a fan and haven't seen it, it's worth a watch.
 
2022-05-26 12:49:05 AM  

Ker_Thwap: I loved the series as a child, loved it!  The movie looked trash.  I re-watched an episode of the TV show as an adult, damn that was bad animation, and plot, and everything else... so I can't even complain that the movie wasn't true to the TV show.


All this. Racer X was a bit of an inspiration to a young me.
 
2022-05-26 1:02:05 AM  

My Sober Alt: The Mach 5 is cool, but people often overlook Racer X's car.

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The Shooting Star
 
2022-05-26 1:13:02 AM  

Ker_Thwap: I loved the series as a child, loved it!  The movie looked trash.  I re-watched an episode of the TV show as an adult, damn that was bad animation, and plot, and everything else... so I can't even complain that the movie wasn't true to the TV show.


I never liked the show at all, but the movie is one of my all time favorites.
 
2022-05-26 1:24:43 AM  
As a kid, I loved the Mach-5.  My friends and I also respected Racer X.

I couldn't really stand anything else about the show.
 
2022-05-26 1:35:20 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: The Wachowskis version is an underrated classic.


I strongly recommend it on psychedelics...or so I've heard. I don't think it's by accident either. The end credits are basically saying, "hey guys, time to wake back up now. Hope you enjoyed yourself,"
 
2022-05-26 2:15:27 AM  

Jake Havechek: Speed Racer?  Screw that.  Reboot Starblazers.


Star Blazers The Movie - Teaser Trailer
Youtube M1Ug4sCxfdM
 
2022-05-26 2:45:28 AM  

barc0001: tjassen: Jake Havechek: Speed Racer?  Screw that.  Reboot Starblazers.

Thumbs up!
Although, there was a live action movie. My cousin and I, who grew up on Star blazers, tried watching it. It wasn't very good.

The live action anime adaption movies generally tend to be terrible.  The original Yamato/Star Blazers when watched today is also... pretty bad.  However... they redid the series a few years ago as Yamato 2199, tightened up the story and added a few subplots and it was quite well done.  If you're a fan and haven't seen it, it's worth a watch.


Yeah, I tried watching the original... I downloaded it or it was on youtube.... didn't get very far.
Thanks. I'll have to check out the updated one.
 
2022-05-26 2:45:46 AM  
The live action Yamato was awesome.

Wish they'd do Knight Sabers that way.

Speaking of Speed Racer, my dad was a dead ringer for Pops Racer. He didn't appreciate the reference.
 
2022-05-26 3:13:40 AM  
Where's the creepy Japanese sex noise gasping?
 
2022-05-26 4:13:58 AM  
Venetian Snares - My Love Is A Bulldozer
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2022-05-26 4:53:56 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: Ker_Thwap: I loved the series as a child, loved it!  The movie looked trash.  I re-watched an episode of the TV show as an adult, damn that was bad animation, and plot, and everything else... so I can't even complain that the movie wasn't true to the TV show.

I never liked the show at all, but the movie is one of my all time favorites.


Reading your comments I'm tempted to give the film another go. I just have to get past Emile Hirsch. I can't stand that dude, not any for specific reason I can pinpoint. He rubs me the wrong way.
 
2022-05-26 6:21:42 AM  
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2022-05-26 6:54:03 AM  

Any Pie Left: The live action Yamato was awesome.

Wish they'd do Knight Sabers that way.

Speaking of Speed Racer, my dad was a dead ringer for Pops Racer. He didn't appreciate the reference.


I called my Father Pops," probably because of Speed Racer. He seemed to like the moniker, but probably didn't know where I'd learned it. (Also recognized the wisdom of not sweating small stuff, only exerting authority when it really mattered.)

(I've watched the phenomenon of monikers over time. Many of them repeat in different contexts, and their reception seems dependent on where the recipient knows it from.)
 
2022-05-26 7:14:08 AM  

My Sober Alt: The Mach 5 is cool, but people often overlook Racer X's car.

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I just bought the 1/64 slot car version of this the other day!  So cool!
 
2022-05-26 7:47:10 AM  
I read that as "Cashin after someone" which still sounds right.
 
2022-05-26 7:57:41 AM  

WhippingBoi: "Bad Robot"

Ahhh hell naw.


Exactly this. JJ's just going to ruin it. But as long as they don't switch him out with Rian Johnson halfway into the series maybe it'll be slightly watchable if you can get past the lens flare.

Seriously though JJ is about at Shyamalan levels of quality now.
 
2022-05-26 8:42:22 AM  

sensitive yet dangerous: WhippingBoi: "Bad Robot"

Ahhh hell naw.

Exactly this. JJ's just going to ruin it. But as long as they don't switch him out with Rian Johnson halfway into the series maybe it'll be slightly watchable if you can get past the lens flare.

Seriously though JJ is about at Shyamalan levels of quality now.


Now?

he's okay if he has a good script to copy and swap names out.  and he has some good original ideas he just can't translate them well.

although had you taken rise of skywalker and made that the entire trilogy it probably wouldn't have been too bad.
 
2022-05-26 8:44:58 AM  

sensitive yet dangerous: WhippingBoi: "Bad Robot"

Ahhh hell naw.

Exactly this. JJ's just going to ruin it. But as long as they don't switch him out with Rian Johnson halfway into the series maybe it'll be slightly watchable if you can get past the lens flare.

Seriously though JJ is about at Shyamalan levels of quality now.


I am of the opinion that his stuff has always sucked.
 
2022-05-26 8:49:04 AM  

Jake Havechek: Speed Racer?  Screw that.  Reboot Starblazers.


Battle of the Planets/Gatchaman
 
2022-05-26 8:50:28 AM  

Bslim: Reading your comments I'm tempted to give the film another go. I just have to get past Emile Hirsch. I can't stand that dude, not any for specific reason I can pinpoint. He rubs me the wrong way.


I hear you about actors that are inexplicably unappealing. I have a terrible time watching Kirsten Dunst in anything.

Most times I defend the Speed Racer movie by just saying "beehive catapult." Something about those two words together tells you all you need to know about the place inside you need to tap to truly enjoy the movie. It's the type of movie where greedy people have dollar signs in their eyes and people in love have hearts floating around their heads. But it's all very sincere, not cynical and not lazily executed. That makes a difference, imho.

I was totally the kid daydreaming in class, so I identified with the movie from the beginning. Lots of emotional beats hit for me, plus I think the visuals are still amazing. There's also an extended flashforward, which rarely happens in any movie.
 
2022-05-26 8:51:22 AM  

paulleah: My Sober Alt: The Mach 5 is cool, but people often overlook Racer X's car.

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The Shooting Star


The Mammoth Truck.
 
2022-05-26 8:58:30 AM  
I've read JJ's rejected script for a Speed Racer movie written before the Wachowski's version. It tried to set the story in a slightly more realistic reality. It's hard to gauge the quality, though. I don't think the original show was great, so a lot of the success/failure would have depended on the execution.
 
2022-05-26 9:07:14 AM  

Jake Havechek: Speed Racer?  Screw that.  Reboot Starblazers.


It's been done.  The anime got a terrific update.  There is also a Japanese live action movie that I found campy, and it played with the Gamilas.
 
2022-05-26 9:11:15 AM  

My Sober Alt: The Mach 5 is cool, but people often overlook Racer X's car.

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Not many people know this, but Racer X was secretly Speed's older brother Rex Racer.
 
2022-05-26 9:37:56 AM  
My only comment/complaint about this whole thing is that it will be on Apple+ TV.  So, yet again, I have to pay out  money monthly just to see 1 TV show.  I have no interest in anything else that Apple TV has to offer.  Same thing with Disney+. As big of a Star Wars fan that I am, I refuse to pay for yet another service just to watch 1 show.
 
2022-05-26 9:42:02 AM  
Another vote for the live action movie. I rented it when I got my first Blu-Ray player. It really was a live action cartoon. The colors popped, the action was ridiculous, the characters were 2 dimensional. But damn, it was entertaining.
 
2022-05-26 9:48:29 AM  
Race cars can solve most all of the world's problems.  So can helicopters:
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2022-05-26 10:00:34 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: Bslim: Reading your comments I'm tempted to give the film another go. I just have to get past Emile Hirsch. I can't stand that dude, not any for specific reason I can pinpoint. He rubs me the wrong way.

I hear you about actors that are inexplicably unappealing. I have a terrible time watching Kirsten Dunst in anything.

Most times I defend the Speed Racer movie by just saying "beehive catapult." Something about those two words together tells you all you need to know about the place inside you need to tap to truly enjoy the movie. It's the type of movie where greedy people have dollar signs in their eyes and people in love have hearts floating around their heads. But it's all very sincere, not cynical and not lazily executed. That makes a difference, imho.

I was totally the kid daydreaming in class, so I identified with the movie from the beginning. Lots of emotional beats hit for me, plus I think the visuals are still amazing. There's also an extended flashforward, which rarely happens in any movie.


I'm going to give it a go later today. If the thread is still open I'll post how it goes.
 
2022-05-26 10:49:09 AM  

My Sober Alt: The Mach 5 is cool, but people often overlook Racer X's car.

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In the 1992 video game Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X, you could drive either the Mach 5 or the Shooting Star.  I will tell you the Shooting Star in that game was the far superior car.
 
2022-05-26 10:53:32 AM  

Myk-House of El: My Sober Alt: The Mach 5 is cool, but people often overlook Racer X's car.

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In the 1992 video game Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X, you could drive either the Mach 5 or the Shooting Star.  I will tell you the Shooting Star in that game was the far superior car.


Well, it's no GRX.
 
2022-05-26 11:15:59 AM  
Family Guy| Speed Racer Haw Haw
Youtube D1wLLRr8Cdc
 
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