ShadZ (shadzane) wrote,
ShadZ
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Speed Racer

I couldn't convince anyone to go to Speed Racer with me, so I had to go alone, and you know it's not in real movie theaters anymore, so I had to go to the dollar theater.  But still, I had a blast!  I don't know why everyone was hatin' on it, 'cause it's pretty good.   It is relentlessly artificial, but once you buy into the look, it's very effective.  The racing scenes where thrilling and not at all hard to follow.  And I loved they way they handled the (frequent) flashbacks, with the past scene sliding into view behind the person who was remembering the flashback.

It does have some problems.  It is a family film, so there is a certain amount of juvenila you have to tolerate.  And it's kind of weird to hear all the sports movies clichés about playing for the love of the sport and doing the right thing in a movie about an essentially fictional sport (the racing in this movie bears little resemblance to auto racing in the real world).  But those are minor -- the movie is thrilling and fun to look at and it has Christina Ricci in it, so i recommend it. But you'd better move quick before it is gone from all theaters!
Tags: ariel, christina ricci, flickr, movie reviews, speed racer
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