First Pictures From Speed Racer Movie

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[*UPDATE* If you're getting to this post we've got the Speed Racer Trailer, and you should watch it. That is all.] Whatever your opinions of the Wachowski Brothers, it's hard to stop your heart rate from speeding up a little when you see the photos from the new Speed Racer film. The men behind The Matrix have decided to put their skills behind the project, and have brought John Goodman and Christina Ricci along for the ride. Oh yeah, and Chim Chim is going to be there, too.


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We've heard mixed sentiments about the film, and we've got sort of high standards for the Speed Racer remake based on inflated memories of how much we loved the show in our youth, but if someone was to make book on whether or not we were going to see this on the biggest screen we could find &mdash we'd take that action. [USA Today]

DISCUSSION

Nope. As being crappy kids movie, it will likely have a thin plot, poorly written dialogue, bad directing, little suspension of disbelief (note the wheel lock comment above) and mind-numbing special effects.

Pretty much, just like the cartoon...

My favorite Speed Racer "moment" is when he's losing control of the car and does this frozen face, open mouth, panic thing. And it goes on and on and on. And of course the dialog absolutely must be out of sync.