Speed Racer is directed and written by The Wachowskis, and it stars Emile Hirsch, Christina Rico, and Matthew Fox in a sports action film about a racer that is famous, and when a race company ask for Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) to sign a contract so that he'll work with them, and declines on it and the boss of the company is going after him to make his life ruined. I wanted to watch this to only review it as I need to review all of the projects that The Wachowskis were involved with as director and writer. So for this, I can say that Speed Racer is not a terrible film, but it's not necessarily good either. The acting is very solid, especially Roger Allam who's the best part of the film because he sells every scene he's in, and he even has a monologue that's very well done in the way that he acts like he's done with the main character. The special effects look very inventive, but it can be very grating to watch as there will be times that you can't see the racing sequences. The racing scenes are fun to watch, and the climax felt very satisfying. The writing can be good at times, but then comes the exposition heavy scenes that would've been fine if I cared about the characters, which I don't necessarily do. The characters are your typical type of characters, the child character with the chimp is the most annoying part of the film, and the plot is very predictable. I do like that The Wachowskis put a lot of care into making this movie with a lot of detail, but there are way too many plot lines going on that it's just insane. Speed Racer is a bad film that I'm not quite sure why people call this an underrated film.