Alright guys it took me a while to get this out but finally I got some time!
Speed Racer was amazing, I saw it on Friday and damn
... That movie just blew my mind.
The childhood back draw was too cute and awesome fer werds. There really weren't many times when I wasn't laughing... Or staring at the screen like it was the next pair of juicy... Ya. It was that amazing.
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The color, the action was AMAZING, the racing was amazing! And I'm SO glad they threw in an old rival, Snake Oiler. I didn't expect him there, nor the Car Acrobatic Team
. But they were both much appreciated by me. ^^
Now as far as comedy goes I had a few scenes I really wanted to point out:
1. The matching pajamas fer Spritle and Chim Chim was too hilariously cute.
2. The scene where young Speed is imagining driving through the finish line and it zooms out to normal and he's sitting in the middle of class, making this weird sound (Suppose to be the crowd cheering, I guess). That was too funny.
3. And lastly, but not in the least, the scene where Spritle goes Kung Fu on the Ninja that came in to attack Speed and they go all Matrix... I really couldn't stop laughing. ^^;
Not only was the movie so funny my cheeks hurt by the end of it, it was very action packed, very fast, and very 1966 Mach Go Go, anyone that grew up with this show will love the movie, it really holds true.
Lots of races, lots of action and those random times when Spritle does a bad (yet good, cuz it comes through in the end anyways) thing and sneaks into somewhere he's not suppose to be.
There were a few things they changed, like who added in all the special stuff with the Mach 5. They changed that. And Racer X having his face re-structured, excuse me but, I don't remember that being in the anime. No complaints though, it fit well. ^^ And the Mach 6. (STILL not complaining, it was hot. >>)
Sparky, the actor who played him, was a LIL too old, okay, a lotta bit old. But ya, he wasn't that big anyways.
I also really loved that you get the vibe from the movie, just as the cartoon is ALL about, that drinking and smoking are BAD. There was I think ONE mention of alcohol, they called it "bubbly". And no smoking, I don't think. I'm going back again this Friday so I'll keep my eye out this time. ^_~
The casting was perfect.
John Goodman was perfect!
Christina Ricci was PERFECT.
Emile Hirsch was more then perfect, MORE then perfect, there is no other that would make a better Speed.
As fer Racer X, still top "damaged boy", he was a good angst character, like Robin in Batman Forever sorta. (I love Robin, btw)
Still I will always love Speed more, sorry Rex. XP
And omg, I couldn't believe that at some point near the end Speed was actually wearing the OLD original Speed outfit.
Now how perfect is that?
Also my friend said that at some point right at the end he did the traditional pose. I didn't see this, but I will be sure to look for it this Friday.
Fer all those Trixie and Speed fans, there was a fair bit of romance in the movie, just so not ALL of us think he's a lil gay. (Don't look a me... *whistles and walks away*)
This movie is perfect, if there was higher then A+, Speed Racer would have that rating from me.
So if you haven't seen it, go see it. And love it.
I'm buying it once it domes out on DVD, and I'll have it on replay all day. >>
Speed Racer = A+
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Did you like Speed Racer?
<lj-pi>Yes, I loved it, probably the best movie this year.</lj-pi>
<lj-pi>It was good, but not the best.</lj-pi>
<lj-pi>It was alright.</lj-pi>
<lj-pi>I didn't enjoy it much.</lj-pi>
<lj-pi>I hated it.</lj-pi>