Speed Racer Reviews
In the world of violent, high-speed racing, brothers Rex and Speed Racer become rivals as powerful racer Mondragan manipulates their careers in order to kill them both during the world championships, but the brothers learn its all just an act of vengeance against Pops Racer, who caused the death of Mondragan's father in a race long ago.
Oh boy, where to start. The look of this film is very different, stylistic in a way. It's definitely not great, as it better belongs in a video game. In all honesty, it probably wouldn't even look very good then. I see how all the colors and imagery will appeal to little kids, but it surely makes for a lackluster film.
The story was entertaining enough and it's not like I was hating myself. It definitely wasn't a well written story but there is a mindless entertainment aspect in it. The writing wasn't very good, as the story was a bit confusing at times and it didn't make sense half the time. The story was pretty ridiculous and extremely predictable, but there is some fun to be had if you shut your mind off; whatever that piece of advice is good for.
Emile Hirsch is actually a pretty decent actor. He's not bad and he has some decent moments. But the rest of the acting is very cheesy and groan worthy. I was just sitting there watching ridiculous sequences and it felt like something I'd watch when I'm high. In all honesty, the movie would probably be even more fun if you were high.
In the end, "Speed Racer" is a less than average film. It has some mild entertainment to it but nothing more.
The visual language of this movie is amazing, I don't think it's the most palatable movie for what a big budget Hollywood action movie should be but I think the Wachowskis understood exactly what A live action speed racer movie needed to be.