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December 08, 2007

Speed Racer Trailer

From the guys who brought you the Matrix sequels... though why they're promoting that I don't know.

Okay, I'm not going to ruin it for you, but once you get past the first few seconds of the old Speed Racer intro, it seems pretty downhill from there.

The Mach 5 in the cartoon was beautiful. It looked like a glorious cross between a Corvette Stingray and some badass archangel's dagger. So, of course, they had to pimp it up and make it stupid-looking.

Oh, and, yeah: They made it a cartoon. Not a genuine cartoon. A live-action movie that looks utterly ridiculous.

Hey, it's whimsical, baby. Because that's what we need more of. Whimsy.

Thanks to dri.

Yeah, thanks for nuttin', buddy.

It's still awful, but... as far as the car, he seem to has two different ones. One looks like the car from his show. The other is the tricked out, stupid looking jet-racer sort of car. I guess it's supposed to be like an Indy car. And, actually, that stirs a memory; I think maybe in one or two episodes he did drive an alternate model of the Mach 5.

Why they're including it in the movie, though, is beyond me. The crappy looking fake Mach 5 seems to get used for the big race at the climax.

I have a feeling Rollerball will soon be replaced as the worst sci-fi remake of all time.

Yup: Freezing an image at the end I see the tricked-out crap-car has a 6 on it, not a 5. So it's the Mach 6, I guess, the supercar he gets near the end to replace the Mach 5.

Yeah, that's what you want to do. Replace the star of the movie for the climax with some unknown character no one likes.

For Those Who Prefer Their Memories Unsullied:

Take Two:

I always thought this was virtually a Speed Racer song anyway.

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