"An unsung masterpiece" This gem made it to my top 5 films of all time faster than the Mach-5 makes it to first place at the Grand Prix.
Certain critics complain of headaches due to the blazing onslaught of unrelenting action that the appropriately abundant race scenes in this film deliver.
"neglected to develop a coherent storyline"?.... NONSENSE. who ever said that was without a doubt disoriented after any of the race scenes.
Fan of speed racer or not, thrill-seekers of all kinds will appreciate the rollercoaster-like nature of this film.
The Wachowski bros. who brought you the masterpiece known as THE MATRIX unapologetically endulge fully in their hyper stylized vision for this film and the result of it is a revolutionary and explosive futuristic racing extravaganza.
"To hell with those snobby, crooked, foolish critics and their rotten opinions" said Wachowski (not verbatim).
"Speed Racer is going to leave all other racing films ever in the dust and remain in first place until it is time for a sequel". (also not verbatim)
Speed Racer makes no compromises against its number one priority which is evidently to stage the greatest racing scenes ever.
However this film does have more to offer than just plenty of mind blowing race scenes.
Give a proper listen to the tender conversations exchanged by speed and his gentle family and you will find an inspiring tale about an ultra-talented underdog and his loving family versus an absurdly wealthy and corrupt corporate shark and his thousands of employees.
Beg Royalton to "say it isn't so" after proudly declaring that professional racing (and by extension professional sports in general) is a scripted puppet show designed to generate profit.
Speed Racer will have you cheering on the edge on your seat with your jaw on the floor.
It is truly a crime that this work of art does not get the praise that it deserves.
My highest recommendation.