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Year
2008
Runtime
135 min.
Directors
Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Genres
Action, Sci-Fi, Family, Sport
Rating *
6.0
Votes *
59,905
Checks
5,014
Favs
223
Dislikes
191
Favs/checks
4.4% (1:22)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. fonz's avatar

    fonz

    The next time I see this, it better be on a screen at least four times larger than the one I first viewed it on. A 40" flat screen is not enough to do this visual feast justice. There is simply too much going on in every frame to force your eyes to block out everything that is not Wachowski directed. For the first thirty minutes, I was wondering why the actors decided to agree to this junk. But by the end I figured out that they were drawn to its potential as an underrated masterpiece. 9 years ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    How long does it take for an under-appreciated genre film to become a cult favorite? Well, the Wachowski Brothers' Speed Racer came out in 2008 and only now do I hear people sing its praises and try to polish its image publicly. So 4 or 5 years? So I watched it, and keep in mind I couldn't rub more than two memories together in my head about the anime classic (and one of those is the theme song). While I completely understand how shocking the visuals can be, especially the Brothers try to reproduce the film of an anime with blatant green screen juxtapositions and transitions, I have to declare myself a fan. Maybe I'd trim some sequences featuring the kid and the monkey, but these are part of the idea of bringing a cartoon to life. I don't really mind them. In exchange, we get some well-choreographed racing action that would be impossible in the real world. It's essentially super-heroes driving cars. The movie is a bit long at 135 minutes, but each racing sequence has its reason for being and distinct flavor. And the biggest surprise for me was that they actually made the stakes believable, tying corporate sponsorship into the fates of the corporations themselves. A colorful ride I would take again. 9 years ago
  3. TheMrNickolas's avatar

    TheMrNickolas

    A very enjoyable kids film, with a nice touch of colour and vision throughout. 11 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #164 in Scott Tobias's The New Cult Canon
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  2. This movie ranks #348 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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