Speed Racer

My first instinct watching this film, was the overwhelming knowledge that this film did not do so well, and it is unfortunate.  It’s opening weekend flopped, grossing in at around $20 million.  I wasn’t really looking forward to seeing this movie, to tell you the truth.  As it turns out, I was wrong, I really ended up enjoying it, and I’ll tell you why.

You have to get used to the concept of the film.  It is so vibrant, and so colorful, you have to blink a few times to let it all in.  I’ll admit that throughout the film, I honestly felt like I took some powerful drugs.  Everything had me dizzy. Not to mention it never stopped throughout the entire film.

Once you get around all the action and dizziness of the colors, you really start to understand the heart of the film.  It is about Speed Racer coping with the fact that his brother died in an accident years before.  Though such a terrible event occurred in his families life, he finds it his job to fill his brothers shoes, to finish what his brother had started.

I only had two problems with this film.  The first being it is too long.  The Wachowski Brothers could have made it a lot shorter, if they cut out all the unnecessary parts.  Another problem being it’s presentation.  It had too many flashbacks that blended into the actual time line, leaving me confused as to what is actually happening.

Overall, the movie really surprised me.  I never expected this much from the movie.  I was sitting in my seat the entire time saying, “Wow.”  It was a unique film.  Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, or  don’t judge a movie by its reviews.  Peace out!

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