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Holy Crap! Two New International SPEED RACER Trailers To Melt Your Eyes!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. Some days, it’s a real struggle to find something to post here on the site, and other days, you wake up and find a mailbox stuffed with awesome. I’ll be frank: I can’t stop playing these SPEED RACER trailers. I have no idea what to expect from the movie, but I love the look of the world and the way physics seems to have been completely redefined by the Wachowskis. And before you all compete to see who can win Most Obvious Talkback Comment Of The Day... yes, the whole world looks like CGI. I get it. At some point, you will have to learn a new combination of words in order to express why you do or don’t like something. I don’t think anyone is going to be shocked to see that there were computers used to bring this world to life... but what may shock them is the palette, the energy, and the vibrant snap that the whole world seems to possess. There are two new trailers available, and they feature similar footage but also each seem to emphasize very different aspects of the film’s storyline. Thanks to all of you who e-mailed the link in, especially this guy who was the quickest of the quick draws today:

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  • March 9, 2008, 7:10 p.m. CST


    by DAfRk3iN


  • March 9, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST


    by odo19

  • March 9, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST

    by PedroM

    Can´t wait!

  • March 9, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST

    How about that link I sent about the Hulk trailer?

    by Kloipy

    but about Speed Racer; I'm just can't get myself excited about this movie. I never liked the cartoon and I just can't stop thinking about that game f-zero for the super nintendo when I see these trailers. I'll give it to that brothers that they have def captured the look of a kinetic cartoon, but it just doesn't work for me.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Psychedelic insanity

    by kafka07

    it looks fucking cool. Not annoying like the original trailer from way back.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:15 p.m. CST

    I Can't Wait For The Third Speed Racer To Suck Serious Chim-Chim

    by georges garvaren

    You know it will happen. Radical trailer.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    F-Zero Was Awesome.

    by georges garvaren

    If this movie is half as good it will be just that! Half! But really, F-Zero was addictive as MSG. I loved that game.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:19 p.m. CST


    by Darth_Nader

    Suck it bitches! Chim-Chim/Spritle '08

  • March 9, 2008, 7:19 p.m. CST


    by purplemonkeydw

    i actually want to see that...can't believe it

  • March 9, 2008, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Twenty Third?

    by skywalkerfamily

    I like how the cars look like they have no depth on the tracks.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Christina Ricci makes my peener move

    by I Dunno

    ...this trailer however, gave me a seizure.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Gives new meaning to the term eye candy.

    by Batutta

    Looks so colorful I want to lick it.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:22 p.m. CST

    by AllieJamison

    Oh my gods...when can I see one of those in a theater? I need to make sure I don't get any seizures before I'll buy my ticket. Amazing stuff.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Now this is podracing!

    by skywalkerfamily


  • March 9, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST


    by AllieJamison

    ..and that was Ralph Herforth, right? Didn't know he was in this.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST


    by SG7 I know why this made me wanna vomit. An entire movie of essentially pos er PODracing. Looks totally retarded.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:27 p.m. CST


    by hollywoodsummers

    You thought a 25min podrace in Episode one was boring? Wait until you get a load of this! I just can't get stoked about video game crashes.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Man, that sneaky Sebulba.

    by skywalkerfamily

    He flashed his vents. Grrr.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Wow, is Matthew Fox *supposed* to be that bad?

    by TheSeeker7

    His one line of dialogue in the 2nd trailer's gotta be one of the worst delivered lines I've ever heard in the history of acting. Seriously, that HAS to be intentional.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    I get a real "Avengers" vibe

    by MetiphisLabs

    from this trailer. All style, no substance.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Ok.. I admit it.. I want to see this now

    by LargoJr

    I had no interest until AFTER watching those 2 new trailers.. Kudos

  • March 9, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    The whole world looks like CGI

    by Kiki Bridges

    I crack myself up

  • March 9, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Like The Fifth Element, it's nice to see a vision of a future

    by CreasyBear

    with a broader palette than the dystopian grays, blacks and browns of most bleak, depressing sci-fi futures. That having been said, this particular movie's appeal should peak at the sixth grade demographic, which is maybe all they are shooting for.

  • March 9, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST

    I am there opening night!

    by travis-dane


  • March 9, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Looks like Robots.

    by skywalkerfamily

    Remember that movie?

  • March 9, 2008, 7:50 p.m. CST

    GO SPEED RACER FRIGGIN GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by mukhtabi

    I love those trailers. Love them love them love them. There is NOTHING like a terrific highly stylized brightly colorful universe where you get to see EVERYTHING. Holy Moses, that was the shit!

  • March 9, 2008, 7:54 p.m. CST


    by happybunni

    Looks exciting. But really CGI worlds are a bad excuse, if the CGI isn't done right it's distracting and fake. And it looks like the CGI isn't done right when the cars are bashing into each other and stuff. If people just want to see a cartoon IRL then this is probably going to accomplish that, we will see if it succeeds or fails

  • March 9, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Ugh - I Just Don't Get It

    by Mr. Winston

    I swear I'm not trying to be patronizing, but what the HELL about this movie/story is it that people are at all interested in? I can't for the life of me figure out how the cartoon could be seen as anything but stupid, and while the visuals for the movie look admittedly incredible...this just feels of utter crap in every other realm. <br> <br> We might have to create a new Hall of Fame for the Emile Hirsch face that reads "Holy shit, I was in INTO THE WILD and now I'm talking to a monkey". <br> <br> Also, congrats to the W Bros for turning one of the alternatively hottest chicks in the world into an ugly guy. Great call there. <br> <br> I'm this means nothing to anyone, but I'll be avoiding this like the plague.

  • March 9, 2008, 8:15 p.m. CST


    by christian66

    The second trailer is cooler, and I love the fact that it's supposed to be a hyper-surreal world. We'll see how it plays but I'm so there.

  • March 9, 2008, 8:25 p.m. CST

    FUCKIN A GO SPEED RACER GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by LaserPants

    WOW! Goddamn! I can't wait to see this. My inner eternal 5 year old is weeping with joy. Those who don't get it were no doubt born too late. I LOVED this show when I was a really little kid. It burned a hole in my psyche. I imagine this will be a huge hit amongst really young kids (figure like 5-10) and nostalgic adults. Everyone else will "hate" it, I'm sure (while seeing it in the theatre 17 times in a row and buying the collectors dvd with which to study exactly how much they "hated" it). But everyone else = rageaholic teenagers and arrogant undergrads, neither of whom rate as worth paying attention to.

  • March 9, 2008, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Moriarty, is it OK if I point out the immaturity as a negative?

    by Womb2dooM

    Is that cool? They've REALLY aimed this at the child/family market! I hope I like it but I just do not see how that is possible. I think I'll need to get me some kids before that is possible. ... But whose?

  • March 9, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST


    by masterbrocksamson

    I just wanna see this thing immediately. Looks like one helluva a blast. The only thing that'll improve it for me is a DLP showing. Come on, DLP!

  • March 9, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    I count 3 Seperate Machs...

    by WIBoomer1

    1. The close to the original MACH 5..Notice Speed wearing the original blue shirt and scarf from Trixie 2. The superduper MACH 6...Speed's got that new grey helmet and 1 person cockpit...(madja say cockpit) 3. The Red MACH 4...hmmmmmm Rex's Ride?...notice the ghost imaging of the MACH 6 with the MACH 4...very interesting indeed... ;)

  • March 9, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    I can't stop watching them either

    by freydis

    I get why some people don't like them, I think, but I guess I don't know why anyone would expect maturity from speed racer. I just hope it'll be as fun as it looks.

  • March 9, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    I love Matthew Fox's Racer x already

    by Pipple

    He absolutely nailed it. The cheesy way he talks and everything... you can tell the wacky bros really are fans of the corny old show and yeah seems like they're adapting everything, warts and all. As for what's interesting about speed racer... He drives a fucking cool car, and there's a monkey. The question is what's NOT interesting about speed racer. :/

  • March 9, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Kinda reminds me of TRON...

    by Chishu_Ryu a digital animation virtual world kind of way...

  • March 9, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST


    by BurgerTime

    Going to rock our collective testicles or give us all the biggest fucking headache in the history of Tylenol(R). Just have to wait and see.

  • March 9, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Emile Hirsch and Christina Ricci look too real...

    by br1947

    <p>Needs more CGI</p><p>Seriously tho, this thing is going to kill epileptics from miles away.</p>

  • March 9, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Is That The Mammoth Car I See? Car Acrobatic Team?

    by LaserPants

    The part with Racer X driving backwards in the woods talking about stopping the bad guys? Theres a big truck reflected in his goggles, or mirror, or whatever. Also, I'm assuming the main racer bad guy team is going to be the Car Acrobatic team? I can't wait to see Captain Terror and Snake Oiler! Haha! Yay! Retro popcult nostalgia all done up fancy digital like. Woot!

  • March 9, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST


    by Quake II

    This movie is gonna be a blast. Haters go away. Iron Man, Speed Racer and Indy all in the same month!!!!!!!!!

  • March 9, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Finally a filmmaker got the tone of a property just right

    by IndustryKiller!

    Unfortunately that property is Speed Racer. Look I'm sure this is going to be the absolute best Speed Racer movie anyone could possibly make. The world looks really great and its awesome the Wachowskis are using CG to create a tone and an atmosphere and a vision unto it's own rather than lazily using it to ape something that could be done better in set form. Too often today, rather than creating a world of their own, filmmakers try to shambolically put the fantastic into the real world and end up looking like assholes as they spend entire portions of their movies trying to explain it away to laughable effect. The Wachowskis are obviously smarter than that. I just don't think that I care about a movie based on the mediocre Speed Racer cartoon. Maybe it was a little before my time, but even as a kid it never held up to the much better 80's properties of the day. It's a crying fucking shame that it couldn't have been the Wachowskis that did Transformers or G.I. Joe.

  • March 9, 2008, 8:59 p.m. CST

    most anime-looking live action ever

    by theredtoad


  • March 9, 2008, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Why isn't this all just a cartton or CGI?

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    the people are distracting.

  • March 9, 2008, 9:05 p.m. CST


    by C Legion

    so those are the trailers for the game, interspersed with cut-scenes from the film, but when do we see a trailer for the film itself?

  • March 9, 2008, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Speed Racer Was Campy AND Hardcore

    by LaserPants

    There are several deaths in the opening credits alone! Seriosuly, as campy as Speed racer is/was, the body count was way high. all of those 80s cartoons were all squeaky clean. Even in GI Joe you never saw anyone die and they were in a war! Wtf? Speed Racer easily outranks most 80s properties. Maybe not Star Blazers are Robotech, but easily outranks Gi Joe, Transformers, and the like. Not to get me wrong, cause I love me my Transformers too.

  • March 9, 2008, 9:08 p.m. CST

    This looks like complete and utter...

    by poeticwarriorII

    shit. That is all...

  • March 9, 2008, 9:08 p.m. CST

    This isn't NASCAR

    by welsh12uk

    I won't be able to watch it with some chew in my cheek yelling "woman! Beer me!" and pass out with dried chili/cheese on my wife beater T-shirt. Pffft Speed Racer is no match.

  • March 9, 2008, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Speed! I just switched to Geico!

    by skywalkerfamily

    What Trixie?

  • March 9, 2008, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Do people still think this looks good?

    by jimmy_009

    I mean honestly? This looks like total refried brainrot shit. You couldn't pay me to kill my brain cells and burn out my retinas with this eyesore of a movie.

  • March 9, 2008, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Gotta disagree laserpants

    by IndustryKiller!

    In practice and action SPeed Racer prolly was more hardcore, but the characters just werent as cool. Nowhere in SPeed Racer did you have anything as engaging and cool as Snake Eyes or Cobra Commander from GI Joe or the Megatron/Starscream dynamic from Transformers. I mean I could go on and on about either of those shows. There were just too many cool characters cycling out of both those shows for a toon about race cars too be better. But then to each his own.

  • March 9, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Oh shit I forgot about that.

    by Pipple

    Yep. Speed racer's fucked me up as a kid. I used to imagine the people in those crashes might have survived some how, but they didn't. They were blown up, mangled, crippled... still fun to watch though.

  • March 9, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Agree To Disagree IndustryKiller!

    by LaserPants

    Dude, there were tons of great characters and situations in Speed Racer -- the core relationship between Speed and Racer X, the chick who's dad puts her in the crazy haunted death car, her crazy dad, the weird ass Egyptian magic shit, the scorpian thingee in the desert where Speed and some Arabian prince hate each other at first and then have to work together to survive, all kinds of political spy intrigue and crazy cop / ninja / evil corporate guys / terrorist groups, etc. stuff! OH! And lest we forget the one where Speed gets strung out on speed! LIke this cars engine called the X7 that is like a drug. It was amazing! He totally loses his shit, ODs, goes into withdrawl. All GI Joe and Transformers amounted to was really cool toy commercials. And I liked those shows too, but they can't hold a candle to the gonzo insanity of Speed Racer. In my opinion, of course, to each his own and all that. God I'm high. Time to go to bed. Can barely type anymore.

  • March 9, 2008, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Yeah, no.

    by Don Lockwood

    The second international trailer was better, but this is really not doing it for me. I think I'm probably going to hate it. I'm a fan of the original cartoon and I guess I was hoping for something a little more, well, traditional. The blatant fakey CG and the Mach 6 are gonna kill this movie for me, I think.<p>That's probably okay, though, since it's clear they didn't make this movie for me or people like me.

  • March 9, 2008, 9:20 p.m. CST

    This looks too cool

    by Ferf Muckmeyer

    I grew up with Speed Racer (so I'm giving away my age) and this vision of the Speed Racer Universe looks fanfuckingtastic. I'm not a fanboy, but I think just from these 2 new trailers the Wachowskis got it right. I hope the movie is as good as what we are seeing now.

  • March 9, 2008, 9:22 p.m. CST


    by Don Lockwood

    Don't forget the Car Acrobatic Team.

  • March 9, 2008, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Great Googly Moogly!

    by BrowncoatJedi

    Fraking awesome!

  • March 9, 2008, 9:27 p.m. CST

    I Never Liked Speed Racer


    But these trippy trailers, plus John Goodman, plus Christina Ricci, plus the Wachowski's . . . I'm so there. I hope. Might have to wait to DVD, but still . . . I'm gonna see this at some point. Looks awesome. I just hope one day with Wachowski's do a remake of the 1980 version of Flash Gordon. They've got the chops, that much is clear.

  • March 9, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Is it Supposed to be that Bad?


    Of course it is! If you didn't immediately get a boner for those line deliveries, you will not get this film. Do not go see it, you won't enjoy it.<br><br>Myself, I hear Trixie telling Speed to do something quick before it gets ugly, I get a funny feeling in my pants.

  • March 9, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    I love John Goodman

    by necgray

    Yep. Sure do. Moustache is weird, though.

  • March 9, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST


    by uss cygnus

    It's all noise, energy, MTV cuts and CGI GARBAGE. PHYSICAL EFFECTS. REAL DRIVING. Matrix Reloaded freeway chase (which was CGI enhanced, granted) already owns this. You ENHANCE live action with CGI, not REPLACE it.

  • March 9, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    That looks sooooo stupid...

    by Larry of Arabia

    Yet I'm in total love. It manages to get Speed Racer just right. John Goodman using Just for Men hair color with a monkey sidekick. What's not to love?

  • March 9, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    LaserPants...Deaths in Speed Racer cartoons

    by Quake II

    are off the charts. These guys that say the family friendly Transformers and GI Joe are more hardcore have never seen an uncut Speed Racer toon. There is even blood in many of the episodes. In the two part episode The Assassins, Racer X kills 25 bad guys with a machine gun as blood sprays out. And yes, even the opening credits had fiery car crashes and deaths. In fact, I have introduced my 6 year old to the old Speed Racer toons and I was shocked at how many gunshot deaths they have in the series. Several in many episodes. When the movie comes out and they start showing Speed Racer cartoons again, they will be edited. Buy the DVD's now before they get hacked up by censors.

  • March 9, 2008, 10 p.m. CST


    by one9deuce

    The Wachowski's for TRANSFORMERS or G.I.JOE suggestion is brilliant. They would have done a bang-up job on either.

  • March 9, 2008, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Looks interesting to say the least...

    by spiderinside

    I'm just gonna get ridiculously baked 10 minutes before and I'm sure it'll be the coolest thing ever.

  • March 9, 2008, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Shit, if they did Transformers

    by skywalkerfamily

    We'd get a half hour scene of Megatron talking about Cybertron against a white background while Optimus stares at him.

  • March 9, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST

    The Problem With CGI.....

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    ....and it is something that Moriarty knows full well is that inproperly done CGI shatters the suspension of disbelief. And that is the problem... Now I hope that they create a whole in which we can lose ourselves in. Otherwise, it will be a failure.

  • March 9, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    so lucas gets shit for his CG fetish

    by slappy jones

    yet this ridiculous looking load of garbage gets a pass?? don't get me wrong I am not a prequel sympathiser....but dear god. this looks terrible.

  • March 9, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST


    by milla jovovich

    how is "durrrr it looks like a video game" any kind of negative criticism? If you use that line you're A) old B) don't know what a video game looks like C) a moron parrot or D) just dumb. You see something with CGI and all you got is "it looks like a video game?" I wish video games looked this good. All the haters have is this vapid, meaningless criticism, "heh heh huh one of the Wachowskis got a sex change" or the ol' reliable dogmatic "the Matrix sequels suxord! wooT!" You're watching a trailer for an adapation of a cartoon and you expect... what?

  • March 9, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    One Odd Thing...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... why are there two different actors, one playing Rex Racer (Scott Porter) and one playing Racer X (Matthew Fox)? Oh, and another thing... when did MST3K's Mike Nelson get so bloaty?

  • March 9, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST


    by skywalkerfamily

  • March 9, 2008, 10:40 p.m. CST

    MTV's TRL showed this trailer last week

    by Orionsangels

    old news

  • March 9, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST


    by uVa

    In the best possible way: I shall be at IMAX on opening night biatch!

  • March 9, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    I really want to love these trailers Mori, but...

    by moto

    Darfur is right, the problem with CGI is that if done poorly the suspension of disbelief IS shattered. And by poorly I mean that it has to have some substance... some type of organic feel where the audience (being of organic matter and universe)can believe that hey, this kinetic action has consequences to one character or another. Unfortunately, as seen in this trailer, that doesn't seem to be the case. I'm not saying it's going to suck... it's lame to judge a flick by its trailer... but my hopes and expectations are low. <p> Cars flipping around and defying gravity would have been much more organic had they managed to find a way to shoot them as real as possible. Look at the Wachowskis' amazing effects efforts with Matrix Reloaded in that highway sequence. It was damn near photorealistic (to bad the rest of that flick was bloated nonsense... but it looked great). THAT is what is missing with SPEED RACER thus far. THAT was what was missing with the SW Prequel trilogy (besides good scripts, solid direction, etc.). <p> The direction they took here, I don't know. It would have been more badass had they gone for an organic looking production and action/stunt design. If I saw a variation of the Matrix Reloaded highway sequence, but with the race cars having the otherworldy defiance of gravity showcased in the martial arts scenes of that trilogy, THEN I'd be pumped. Now... not so much. Time will tell though once the movie comes out.

  • March 9, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    And people say the Star Wars prequel CG was shit?

    by skywalkerfamily

  • March 9, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    I Loved You in Dazed and Confused, Milla

    by Aquatarkusman

    But stop typing "haters" in an attempt to appear like an idiot, catchphrased-up American. Less F-Zero, more Ghostface Killah and Pop spinning motherfuckers like a propeller.

  • March 9, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    The Mach 6 pisses me off

    by Pariah74

    But otherwise this looks fun as hell. Makes me wish I still dropped acid.

  • March 9, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    a half hour scene of Megatron talking ...

    by br1947

    about Cybertron against a white background while Optimus stares at him would be far, FAR better than what we got from that fucker Bay.

  • March 9, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    HyperReal CGI

    by ThePilgrim

    That's the new CGI terminology one can use too explain this style. HR-CGI. Some people (like myself) really like it, while some do not. <P> It's not supposed to look real. It's supposed too look Hyper Real. And man oh man does it Pop! <P> Hope it gets the RealD 3d treatment. Looks like it will be hella fun.

  • March 9, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST

    This in RealD?

    by br1947

    Dude, you are just asking for a stroke there. Or at least a migraine that will last a few weeks

  • March 9, 2008, 11 p.m. CST

    MAMMOTH CAR?!?!?!?!

    by GiggityGoo

    Is that... is that the MAMMOTH CAR reflected in Racer X's visor?!?!? If the Wachowski Bros. actually put the Mammoth Car in this movie, I will get down on my knees and publicly forgive them for Matrix 2 & 3...

  • March 9, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Like the snowy mountain bits, dislike the race-track bits

    by kevred

    It's not so much the CG as how the ultra-saturated palette just takes me out of it (especially in that dreadful-looking shot of a desert race). Makes it look like a video game, where nothing has any weight.<p>That's the eternal problem with CG--the lack of "weight" or presence. (I can hardly watch Gollum at this point, it bugs me more with each viewing.) Is anyone closer to solving it, or is it simply that our eyes ultimately can't be fooled by unreality? In a way, that would be reassuring.<p>What seems to be failing in this, as least based on these quick little trailers, is that it seems like they're trying to achieve Actual Drama with the actors, but pure candy with the visuals. It's hard to see how they can possibly make it gel. (Remember Dick Tracy? Ugh.)<p>But I'm splitting hairs. Kudos to them for trying something this whacked-out, even if it fails.

  • March 9, 2008, 11:05 p.m. CST

    i am so there.

    by frankenfickle

    that's it. that's all i wanted to say.

  • March 9, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST


    by MC-909

    ...and what else did you see on TRL? I'm surprised Harry and company missed that because people on here are always talking about how fucking cool TRL is. <p> Dumb-ass.

  • March 9, 2008, 11:26 p.m. CST


    by AdrianVeidt

    That was like brewing up 3 pots of coffee, pouring them in an oversized mug, dousing it with loads of sugar and sweet creamer, and then smashing myself in the face with said mug. <p><p> I will not sleep for the next hour.

  • March 9, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST


    by Samuel Vimes

    Now THIS is a "live action cartoon"! What Warren Beatty tried to do in DICK TRACY with '80s analog sets, matte paintings and rubber make-up, the Wach Bros succeeded in SPEED RACER--- all hail CGI! But--- where's the ALPHA TEAM's "Go Speed Go" (look it up on YouTube)?? It's the PERFECT song to use on the trailer, if not the Main Title for this flick...

  • March 9, 2008, 11:30 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna swallow my tongue!!!

    by gotilk

    And love every second. Fox's delivery was dead-on perfect, too. Perfect for a Speed Racer movie.

  • March 9, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    I'd love to see this in IMAX 3-D

    by Mr Incredible

    My eyes would bleed, then my head would probably explode, but it looks worth it.

  • March 9, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST

    speed racer was based on

    by happyboy

    Viva Las Vegas. why didn't get they a dude who looked more like elvis

  • March 9, 2008, 11:56 p.m. CST


    by AlwaysThere

    The dialogue spewed by the characters makes it sound as if the world is about to fucking end.

  • March 10, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Mach 6?

    by FalconJones

    i still think that he is driving what appears to be the 'Mach 6' in some of those cuts. awesome. i think this movie is going to be a lot of fun - something i can enjoy with my kids.

  • March 10, 2008, 12:03 a.m. CST

    How can you not like this?

    by Zeke25:17

    This is for every kid (now adult) who grew up with Speed Racer, remembers the Hot Wheel Sizzlers, and rode his Big Wheel or Green machine around pretending it was the Mach 5! They should just release the Blu-ray version the same day as the movie, so we can all buy it in the lobby after the show's over. And by the way: my vote's for Trailer 2!

  • March 10, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Oh no! My eyes melted!

    by thebearovingian

    I don't even know what I'm writing right now! I hope I'm typing in the proper areas of the talkback form.<p> And...ENTER.

  • March 10, 2008, 12:16 a.m. CST

    No armor and Ozzy didn't do the soundtrack, but...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    I'm still looking forward to this more than any other movie this summer, except IRON MAN! :)<P>Yes... even more than The Dark Knight!

  • March 10, 2008, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Speed Racer: Tokyo Drift

    by thebearovingian

    Good news: my eyesight is restored!

  • March 10, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Real life is just super-CGI.

    by Anti-fanboy

  • March 10, 2008, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Totally over the top retarded...and I like it.

    by Sappers Forward

    The Wachowski (yea, spelling I know) Bro's bro's obviously had one mission in mind when making this movie: Kill Epileptics I like it. Can't wait to see it.

  • March 10, 2008, 12:46 a.m. CST

    My point being:

    by Anti-fanboy

    I hate when I hit the post button accidentally. And, yeah, if you loved the cartoon, how could you not love this? It looks incredibly faithful, and makes me remember what a high it was watching the Mach 5 kick gravity's ass.

  • March 10, 2008, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Transformers and GI Joe

    by canopus

    I was a teenager when these shows were on, maybe I was just a tad too old for them, but even then, they never seemed like anything but elaborate toy commercials, I couldn't watch them. I always liked Speed Racer, especially Racer X, I always wished it was about him instead. So far this movie doesn't do much for me, I'll probably see it because I love Christina Ricci, and Matthew Fox is perfect casting for Racer X.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Really bad acting...

    by jfp2007

    The 2nd trailer is home of the movies downfall, the really really bad acting.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST

    FX and the suspension of disbelief...

    by Rev. Slappy

    What is this shit people are talking about bad CGI or bad effects work ruining the suspension of disbelief? Anybody ever seen a Ray Harryhausen flick? He is a master, but do his stop motion creatures look real? Of course they don't. Do they take you out of the movie? I hope not. Special effects look fake because they are fake, no matter how "photorealistic" they can be. Use your fucking imaginations, people.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:22 a.m. CST

    No shit, Rev.

    by milla jovovich

    Nobody ever talked shit on blue screen. No one ever complained about stop motion. Most criticism of CGI is bullshit.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:24 a.m. CST

    My eyes just came a little.

    by aboriginal

    Seriously, this is one fuckin' whacked out summer coming. CANNOT WAIT!

  • March 10, 2008, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Still looks fucking lame and boring

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    This would be 10 billion times more thrilling if shot in a real way. But these crappy CGI racing scenes just bore me to death...

  • March 10, 2008, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Quantum of Speed

    by UltraDynamo

    I hope Pierce Brosnan makes a cameo appearance.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:28 a.m. CST

    I BELIEVE...

    by topdolla69

    I JUST SHAT MY PANTS!!!!!!!!!

  • March 10, 2008, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Speed Racer is the earliest example of Bullet Time...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    ...when Speed jumps out of the Mach 5 in the cartoon opening. Kind of makes it appropriate that the Wachowski Siblings would go on to do the live action film. Wonder if they'll also reproduce the said cartoon bullet time sequence? Will Pops and family be driving Model T's and steam cars at the end credit sequence?

  • March 10, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST

    I'm not so familiar with the cartoon...

    by samsquanch

    but I'd like to get more familiar with Christina Ricci's look in this. She looks great in this film.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Ouch CGI WAY too fuckin cartoony...even for cartoon

    by quantize

    I get the vibe, its all very nice eye candy and stylish but that shit is missing something that gives it just enough depth to feel like the actors have a believable place in it. We're talkin Jar Jar-ville.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Hope to god that they get it right this time...

    by y7jver01

    mmmmm....... they got it right with the first Matrix movie as well didnt they?? Refphrase,, "Hope they get the sequals right this time"

  • March 10, 2008, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Yeah, y7jver01....

    by milla jovovich

    you can't even get a single sentence right but you expect the Wachowskis to make a film that's up to your obviously stratospheric standards. Riiiiiiiiight...

  • March 10, 2008, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Similar to Ultraviolet trailer

    by Fan180

    It hurts my eyes. They should have skipped the live actors and went straight 3D. 300, Sin City, Star wars prequels... What ever happened to building actual sets? I hope this trend dies very quickly.

  • March 10, 2008, 2:24 a.m. CST


    by Jinxo

    I've been trying to figure out why I like these new trailers when I didn't care for the first one. I think it's the racing. In the first one it felt very video-gamey. The cars didn't feel like they existed in a real world with real physics. When you're a kid watching Speed Racer, it might be a cartoon but you're imagining a real car race. If it turned "real" you'd want a race that even while crazy things were happening at least seemed to pretend the laws of physics were in play. So then... what is different about these trailers. Then it hit me...<br><br> Matchbox cars<br><br> That's why these new trailers kick more ass. Seeing how they handle the cars it hit me. They do look a bit video gamish but the vibe of the cars, how they move, the weight of them... matchbox cars. As a kid that is the car physics that work into your mind watching Speed Racer. I dunno about the loop-de-loop tracks they throw into the movie. Yes, Matchbox used those but those were actually secondary to the experience to the cars colliding or flipping over each other. There is a shot in the one trailer of a car launching towards camera where you can see the tires spinning in slow motion where... I dunno, it hit me. That's a hard plastic little matchbox tire. Looking at it, in my head I could feel that hard little wheel on my finger.<br><br> That's why this movie might work. Evoking video game crap would kill it. But if they can put you in the mind set of being 7 years old, watching speed racer while playing Matchbox cars - much different from video game playing - except instead they make Speed and Matchbox REAL... that could be pretty sweet.

  • March 10, 2008, 2:35 a.m. CST

    2 Fast 4 Speed Racer.

    by skywalkerfamily

  • March 10, 2008, 3:25 a.m. CST

    The trailers are growing on me

    by JoeSixPack

    The first time I saw trailer 1 I hated it... then after watching it about 10 times I really started to like it. I enjoyed these trailers and can't wait to see it. I am only still curious about the acting - John Goodman's lines are downright painful.

  • March 10, 2008, 3:32 a.m. CST

    John Goodman should know better.

    by batmans_pants

    It didn't work with the flintstones and I can't see it working here. Fine bring cartoons into the real world, and get real people to play em. But when the world they inhabit is left in the tooniverse it just doesn't fit. I think this is an interesting concept for a TV show perhaps, but two hours of that crap? Pass.

  • March 10, 2008, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Please God Let This Be in IMAX!

    by bb6634

  • March 10, 2008, 3:53 a.m. CST

    When Christina Ricci Is Bad...

    by PaceSet

    holy hell do you know about it.

  • March 10, 2008, 3:55 a.m. CST

    WIPEOUT - the movie!

    by DukeDeMondo

    Aw yes! I wasn't all that terribly excited about this - i haven't even seen the Matrix sequels yet, but i gotta say, regardless - that is some stunning stunning stuff right there. Wipeout - The Movie, it looks like.

  • March 10, 2008, 4:15 a.m. CST

    I love me some Foxey

    by Mezzanine

    Matthew Fox is going to kick all kinds of ass in this movie. I dont even know who Racer X is, but he seems to have nailed it.

  • March 10, 2008, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Not just Goodman, Ricci too

    by Pipple

    she's also a veteran of cartoons turned to live action though this is an anime adaptation so there's a different style to it than Casper, which was better than it had any right to be.

  • March 10, 2008, 4:30 a.m. CST

    eye candy

    by bacci40

    which is ok...but what is the point? the wachovkis prove that they can make a live action cartoon? ill be taking my niece and nephew, but i aint that excited...and why does ricci look like she's 40?

  • March 10, 2008, 4:49 a.m. CST

    My eyes have melted!

    by kafka07

    I don't know how I'm typing this.

  • March 10, 2008, 4:59 a.m. CST

    I've changed my opinion!

    by Billy The Fish

    Yes, indeed! In my previous postings, I reckoned this film would be shit. Now, based on the new footage, I stand corrected. It's going to be really, REALLY 'can-I-have-my-money-back?' shit. Count me out.

  • March 10, 2008, 4:59 a.m. CST

    If you didn't enjoy either of them....

    by Gabba-UK

    then I'm sorry to tell you this but your inner child has died. I thought the teaser sucked harder than a £100 hooker but now I'm interested in this film. They will need doctors on call in the cinema for all the seizures its gonna cause however.

  • March 10, 2008, 6:11 a.m. CST

    The marketeers at Warners will have their work cut out for them

    by The Curious Dr Humpp

    trying to sell this film outside of the U.S. or Japan. I'm guessing the line 'From the creators of The Matrix' will take up more than half the space on every movie poster over here in Europe.

  • March 10, 2008, 6:22 a.m. CST

    I still love it,

    by SpencerTrilby

    am still looking forward to it, and still can't understand the hatred for it. It looks fun, kinetic, cute and never-seen-before. What's not to like?

  • March 10, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST

    yes you will.

    by Pipple

  • March 10, 2008, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Most Obvious Talkback Comment Of The Day is?.....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I get to be nine bucks richer when this comes out. Wonder what I will do with it?...not enough for a shiny new bike...and my sister already had her life saving operation...I'll figure something out.

  • March 10, 2008, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Looks pretty colourful


    This shit will look ace in HD.

  • March 10, 2008, 7:43 a.m. CST

    I remember watching the Matrix2 and laughing

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    when Neo was fighting the Oracles protector, they fight and the Wachowskis bullet-timed ONE flying kick from neo. Fuck I cracked up. Anyway, WTF are they making this for when we could be getting Astroboy. Atlas Rules!

  • March 10, 2008, 8:47 a.m. CST

    But it's still easier to recognize what's going on than...

    by DerLanghaarige the last Bourne-movie!

  • March 10, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Ah! Oh! Ah!

    by DerLanghaarige

  • March 10, 2008, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Anime Brought to Life Right: Kid Friendly Eye-Candy

    by Shub-Wankalot

    Enough exhaust action and mayhem to make the kids swoon for seconds and thirds. I'm there with them. GO!

  • March 10, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Thank God for Pixar

    by Nice Marmot

    So kids today can see animated films that aren't shit.

  • March 10, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Hot Wheels - definitely

    by Mister Man

    All I can think about, is my orange plastic track.

  • March 10, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Anime does not translate into live action

    by GodMars

    I don't care how much CGI you throw at it. Speaking of, you've just seen every special effect worth seeing in the entire movie in that trailer. No need to go out and pay to see it.

  • March 10, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    Trailer 2 - Music Cues

    by johnnyblade

    The music in the 2nd half of the International Trailer #2 is "Birthright" from the upcoming Celldweller sophomore album. They are giving the track away as a free download right now too.

  • March 10, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Anime does not translate into live action, because...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...actors don't have such big eyes and pointy noses and they do much more than just opening and closing the mouth while they are talking.<br>

  • March 10, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    I think this looks incredibly stupid

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    I get a very “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” feeling out of this (albeit with decidedly more color, and by “more,” I mean “enough to make my eyes bleed”). People forget what made The Matrix so good was a compelling underlying story, the visuals were just the icing on the cake. I really don’t need to see two hours of neon colored cars doing slow motion flips in mid-air. This isn’t going to bomb, but I don’t think it’s going to be a hit either.

  • March 10, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    The Matrix Trilogy OWNS your ASSES!!!

    by Johnno

    This looks like awesome fun! Ladies and gentlemen, those of you who especially must be really really fucking old and dead corpses to not have some excitement for this... fuck off and die, seriously... The CGI looks fake? No fucking shit! The whole thing is supposed ot look surreal... Do you fuckers visit a museum and look at Salvador Dali's work and go, "Oh boy, this isn't grounded in reality at all... it looks like fucking shit, I should've saved my museum fee... I wish these surrealist artist would've used actual models and proportions for their objects... why can't everyone stick with camera photography instead of this fake looking paint shit." That's what you sound like and it's similar to the sound of gas escaping your crevices... You can't film loop de loops and other shit with live action, and even if you could it would look way more boring and mundane... Speed Racer will sell precisely because it looks so cool and colourful! The post production compositors must've had the most fun with their job than they've ever had in their lives! And I'll be there for this one on IMAX! The rest of you can stay at home and watch reality on NASCAR and animal documentaries, I hear they have many on monkies too! And Jinxo nailed it on the head! That's exactly how I imagined my car races as I played with hot wheels as a kid! Hell I've never even watched speed racer but I can totally get into what they're aiming for! Then again I thoguht Sky Captain was going to be awesome but it was horrible to sit through and I couldn't continue watching it... But I'm giving the Wachowskis the benefit of the doubt, they haven't failed me yet!

  • March 10, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    I just came in my pants....TWICE

    by Pi-Rate

    I'm sorry. Looking at these trailers is making me feel like a 5 year old kid again - glued to the set watching Speed Racer on UHF. I....can't....wait....

  • March 10, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Spy Kids are back!

    by CuervoJones

    Mmm Ricci looks tasty.

  • March 10, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Pod Racing boring?

    by CuervoJones

    Not in my world!

  • March 10, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    (cough) Thunderbirds (cough)

    by metaluna

    Oh dearie me no.

  • March 10, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    looks like shit

    by ClockWorker

    but it will probably be pretty cool

  • March 10, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST


    by micturatingbenjamin

    Okay, here's why I'm nervous, Moriarty...I'll quantify it exactly for you. The shots are spastic, and this movie seems to be more about style than substance and is falling into that lavish overplayed 'George Lucas' CGI rather than other folks usage of CGI to make everything look alien...The cars dueling by flipping around? Car Fu kicks ass. But cars having a sword fight? Way not kick ass. It looks fucking silly. And that's why I'm nervous...CGI+An Out There Concept+Silly shit like cars having a swordfight = Micturatingbenjamin doesn't think this will be another 'Matrix'.

  • March 10, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    And what precisely is this 'concept' of CGI node?

    by Johnno

    To me it's just a tool like paint to bring to life something you imagine. Since when is CGI supposed to only be photorealistic? Since when is it not allowed to blend the unrealistic in with the realistic? Again, visit a museum, look at some creative photography, look at some illustrations by artists, designers and even marketing! It may not look real, but it CAN look cool and trippy! If that isn't what you like, well to each their own... I personally love it! Heck I love things that are real, things that are cartoons and even things that blend the two! Was Gene Kelly dancing on screen with Jerry mouse real? Was Roger Rabbit realistic??? Fuck no! but it was well put together and entertaining and awesome! As long as it's well executed enough to enjoy, it can be appreciated thoroughly! Either you have ridiculously high standards or you've just got tunnel vision as to what CGI ought to be. Nintendo 64??? You exaggerate way too damn much... have you even looked at a 64 game lately? Or is your eye sight and memory getting to you in your old age? "CGI back in our day was done with real people and model box cars and stop motion puppets and clever cut aways and angles so the audience could use their imagination to fill in the things we could never physically show dagnammit! Everyone wanted to keep it real and that's just the way I likes it."

  • March 10, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    two thirds of the people here dont remember the cartoon

    by ArcadianDS

    and its funky 70's pshychodelic indoor roller-coaster race tracks. This movie is pure. Your memories are fail.

  • March 10, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST


    by RichieRich

    ... this looks shit. Colourful...but shit.

  • March 10, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Jesus, a computer just vomited in my eyes!

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I would love to see the Wachowskis back on top form again, but I have to say this thing looks like Ultraviolet meets The Flintstones.<p>Ick.

  • March 10, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST


    by FleshMachine

    maybe not. but whizbang non-stop action just makes me snore....action without DRAMA and CHARACTER is dull. ask george lucas...oh don't. this sure don't feel like the same guys who made matrix.

  • March 10, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    2nd trailer is better

    by FleshMachine

    hmmm....we'll see.

  • March 10, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Action without drama or character?

    by milla jovovich

    God forbid. It's a trailer, numbnuts. You do know that Speed Racer isn't two minutes long, right? More empty criticism. And boy am I glad Node32774 will never make any movies. I'd rather watch a JDanielP superhero adaption than anything Node'd make.

  • March 10, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    This looks awful

    by Steve Rogers

    Seriously... ouch. This will be a bomb. Brain-vomitingly awful.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:03 p.m. CST

    No you're not, Nodey...

    by milla jovovich

    you're a little man on a shitty computer with no sense of humor or style. Everything you do is shit, hence, your life. All you've got is "anorexic bitch?" Please. You couldn't find a valid point with Wikipedia and a flashlight.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Demon on Wheels!

    by Saluki

    YES. These are the best cut trailers since, uh, the LAST Speed Racer trailer. They have an energy about them that other trailers just can't equal. Good to see the racing looks fun too, I had my doubts from the first trailer, but those babies fly. Muwahahaha! This is just too insane. May can't come soon enough.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    VH1, Wednesday at 9pm, during flavor of love - HULK Trailer

    by Orionsangels

    Yep the new Hulk trailer i just saw footage. One shot was exactly like Ang Lee's version. Where Bana is sitting across that guy and he tells the guy, "you wouldn't like me when I'm angry". Then throws him out the window. Here it's Norton sitting across from another guy. Guy out the window, but this guy goes farther. Another shot is a closeup of Nortons angry eyes and green tint. The military rolling up on some lawn in the suburbs.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Ow! The colors!! All pointy!!

    by Bot-Bot

    I wonder if you'd understand what was going on if it was in black-and-white. Looks like it's going to be 2 hours of an acid trip - fun while it lasts, but leaves you remembering shapes and colors.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CST

    It's okay to think this looks lame...

    by kevred

    ...and it's okay to think it looks great. What's objectively lame is to reflexively insult someone else for having a different opinion. For example, the poster above who seems to like fantasizing that he's a skinny model/actress has been on quite an insulting tear in the talkbacks of late, which says more about him than the targets of his rants.<p>I guess one of the problems I have with most CGI is that it's an example of people (studios, producers, directors, others as the case may be) seemingly obsessed with the technology over the substance. It's gone from masterful uses (in films like the original Jurassic Park) to a dime-a-dozen crutch in garbage like Van Helsing. It's allowed filmmakers to make their films look even more dated in a more efficient and spectacular way.<p>Someone above brought up older special effects like Harryhausen's, and how CGI is just more of the same. But in critical ways, it's *not* the same. Practical effects, no matter how cheap, have a presence that our eyes understand. CGI has its uses, which are most effective when subtle or blended with actual reality. But these days, it's often used as a shortcut that cheapens the experience for viewers.<p>I predict that TRON will be the last film whose CG effects will be looked back on with fond nostalgia. Everything we're seeing these days will just look stupid and primitive, and unlike, say, Harryhausen or Gene Kelly with the mouse, devoid of the all-important direct hand of the creator. Sorry, clicking a mouse doesn't count.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST

    like the flinstones and ultraviolet...

    by samsquanch

    I heartily concur.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    In my nightmares...

    by Roguewriter

    ...this is what a DEATH RACE 2000 remake looks like -- a cross between a candy-colored nightmare and that ROLLERBALL remake from hell... I hope the movie clicks for... well, somebody. Sure leaves me cold. It would help if it weren't the 471,612th element of my childhood being repackaged to resell to a society for whom entertainment has become synonymous with mediocre retreads. I believe it was Cicero who said... "Hell, son, even the old whores look acceptable if you put enough pretty paint on em." Maybe Socrates?

  • March 10, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    that looked

    by The Real MiraJeff

    awesome. of course, i can see it not turning out so hot, just like 300 last year, but if it works, my God... amazing. Emile looks pretty tough for a guy who's 5"6.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Talkback Sucks

    by ThomasServo

    Didn't even read the talkback this time. I know exactly what everyone said, and I don't care. The trailers are cool, and I'm gonna go see this movie. I mean, Jesus, look at all the shit that's going down. You'd have to be made of stone to not find it at least mildly interesting.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    beautiful ridiculousness

    by kirttrik

    It will be like Zena on a good budget.

  • March 10, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    micturatingbenjamin...The cars are not sword fighting

    by Quake II

    One car is trying to dril out Speed Racer's tires and he has deployed a shield to block the drills. Every good spy knows that trick. Look like a blast. Love it or hate it, I predict it will be the most original movie of the summer to be sure.

  • March 10, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    That Racer X move...

    by Quake II

    in the sand dunes, where he flips over a car to knock another out of position....Tight.

  • March 10, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by micturatingbenjamin

    Bro...look at it again, it's a Ben-Hur, sword vs. shield fight. There's parry, dodge, spin, ha!, thrust-ing going on there.<p>Upon a second viewing, it's got me jazzed to see..right after taking a few mind bashing shots of absinthe, a few 'shrooms and watching it in IMAX. This will be fun, but again, I don't think it's going to affect the films that come after it in the same way the Matrix did (for both good and ill)...It does look like an impressionistic art piece, but if the Wachowskis actually direct instead of produce...this might be okay.<p>I can be nervous because of this shot right? ---> <p>Looks average with a high gloss coat of paint...<p>I will say that the Mach 5 has all the cool shit from the cartoon, but I miss the yock-yock-yock sound from launching itself into the air. Also, I hope there's more than one full know instead of a 'Karate Kid' "You're The Best" / montage sequence of Speed winning a bunch of races. Still concerned...but very, very hopeful!

  • March 10, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST


    by micturatingbenjamin

    IT'S THER!!! They muted it down a lot for the trailer..or did a 'Bayformers' thing with the sound, mixing it in with a bunch of other noises...but it's there...Hmmm...Based on that, I'm still ambivalent. But, they kept the noise...and the Racer X thing was dopesauce.

  • March 10, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST


    by micturatingbenjamin

    There's no way that's the real Milla Jovovich. And it's spelled 'bulimic', cheiftan. :)

  • March 10, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    The snow did look awesome

    by skywalkerfamily

    That's probably a good scene. Although why Speed doesn't convert the tires to skies is another problem.

  • March 10, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST

    The CGI looks like a poorly done Hot Wheels commercial...

    by JunoFallon

    This looks atrocious and anybody who defends it has to be blind, because it looks like a poorly adapted film of a poorly written and animated cartoon. In both formats it's dull, stiff, and hideously corny. I refuse to give my money to this garbage...

  • March 10, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Music in second trailer

    by kenjinattix

    Does anyone know the song playing at the end of the second trailer. Right after Trixie Says "Speed Racer, what are you thinking?". It sounds so epic...trying to download it but can't find it. This movie has grown on me and for all people who are talking about how the dialog sucks and the colors are too...colorful...WATCH THE CARTOON and you'll see its an homage to that damn it. Your bitching is the equivalent of yelling at Robert Rodriguez for having the characters in Sin City talk all noirish and making it in black and white. Jesus!

  • March 10, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Should have done it Beowulf style.

    by skywalkerfamily

    That would have made more sense.

  • March 10, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Looks worse than Matrix Reloaded

    by kwisatzhaderach

    And that's some feat.

  • March 10, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST


    by ChocolateJesusMan

    Ok After seeing this trrailer ive got one word for the watchowskis M.A.S.K...Gget on it boys

  • March 10, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    But is it like a taquito buffet

    by Sick Fixx

    that you puke up after getting hit by a motorcycle and then it turns into a bikini chick who blows you and kills your boss with a hammer?

  • March 10, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Node32774 is a stupid troll and here's why:

    by milla jovovich

    Try to keep up, idiot. Let's say, for the sake of this argument, that I am the actual actress Milla Jovovich. Do you really expect me to be hurt or offended that some anonymous person on an obscure website called me anorexic or a bitch? Me being a person who is obviously sucessful, will continue to be sucessful for a least a few more years, and whom you recognize by name immediately? You would without a doubt not say anything to me in person, much less anything derogatory. The only thing that lets you behave the way you do is your anonminity. Hence, you're a sad, little man. And that's only IF i am actually Jovovich. And what if I'm not? If I'm some guy or girl posting under a borrowed name, how is insulting the person or body of work by said person going to be offensive in any way? It's not, it's just stupid, it's reaching, because you've got nothing. You can't attack the content because you're not smart enough, so you go for the ad hominem attack, the refuge of the true moron. The worst part about being you is that you drink your own Kool-aid, to use a popular cliche. You'rea rude, thoughtless little pig, but hey, keep owning yourself. It's hilarious.

  • March 10, 2008, 3:40 p.m. CST

    It just looks like cheap, nasty, vulgar ugly junk.

    by Tourist

    The film it reminds me most closely of is the original Transformers cartoon. Loud obnoxious putrid cheap looking toy commercials. The difference is I got no nostalgia for Speed Racer. When I was a kid I fucking loved the Transformers cartoon though, so maybe the little ones will go apeshit for this.

  • March 10, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for Speed Racer Happy Meals

    by skywalkerfamily

    Coming soon fatheads!

  • March 10, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST


    by slappy jones

    I get that. But the wachowskis are no better. The two matrix sequels are awful. Far worse than the prequels if you ask me. Just complete garbage. And I am sorry but the footage of goodman "you can;t change the world" etc etc I think clearly shows us that your fears are warranted....I have no doubt that they will try to make this more than it is.....I hate them.

  • March 10, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Anybody complaining about the CGI

    by Multiplex

    from a fucking 400 pixel wide internet video has their head up their ass. You do realize it'll be bigger in the theater, right?

  • March 10, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Head Geek slammed

    by lastsonofkrypton562

    Iann Robinson of Crave online and formally MTV slammed harry calling him a sellout, the "metal Guy" from MTV called HArry a sellout, if anyone is qualified i guess its him.

  • March 10, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST

    lastsonofkrypton562 Slammed

    by georges garvaren

    The whore living behind my apartments dumpster (formally the dumpster next to Denny's) slammed lastsonofkrypton562, calling him: a stinky son of a runny poop. If anyone is qualified to post random slander against The Landlord of this site, I guess it's a piece of shit like yourself. Say, you don't really like Superman, do you? I'm just curious so I can pass even more prejudice against you and your family. And, no lastsonofkrypton562, I'm not talking about the kind of curious feelings you felt watching the wrestling squad strip down before weigh-in.

  • March 10, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Hasn't Pixar already done this....?

    by D o o d

    which was also lame..!

  • March 10, 2008, 5:40 p.m. CST

    georges garvaren

    by lastsonofkrypton562

    ouch my pride, i was just passing on something i read on another site, i was hoping the troops would rally to defend Harry but attacking me for it, wow. I dont get the wrestling reference ignorance is no excuse but sorry i dont and yeah, like supes my whole 17 years of exsistence sorry

  • March 10, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST

    That's really all you can muster?

    by milla jovovich

    Not that I'm surprised, Nodey. You wouldn't know "shoddy CGI" if it bit you in your narrow ass. Toodles.

  • March 10, 2008, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Well Shit.

    by georges garvaren

    My mistake. What am I going to do now!? I guess I could go read my Richie Riches. Fuck I love that kid. And don't 'wow' me. This is the internet, being wowed ended years ago.

  • March 10, 2008, 6:02 p.m. CST

    And since I can read, Nodey...

    by milla jovovich

    and which you maybe can but still have a comprehension problem, you "called me names" first. That's called "owning yourself." So keep on keepin' on.

  • March 10, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I found the song in the new intntl trailer

    by kenjinattix

    Its called Birthright by a group called celldweller....its cool.

  • March 10, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Links don't work any more...

    by cornponious


  • March 10, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    why do people hate "Cars" so much??

    by slappy jones

    so its far from pixars best but its hardly worth the hate it seems to get....

  • March 10, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Nitice how the International trailers have no guns?

    by Quake II

    Cuz us Americans love us some gunfights! Yee Haw!!!

  • March 10, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST

    That's "NOTICE". N/T

    by Quake II

  • March 10, 2008, 6:33 p.m. CST

    I Didn't Know That They Were Making A Wipeout XL Movie...

    by Headless Roland

    what the hell is the Mach 5 doing there?

  • March 10, 2008, 6:36 p.m. CST


    by lastsonofkrypton562

    Wow's gone? How about dagnabit?

  • March 10, 2008, 7:05 p.m. CST

    F-Zero: The Movie

    by smackfu

  • March 10, 2008, 7:08 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    That looks bad. And by "bad" I mean "like shit." And not "THE shit" either. In short, the SPEED RACER trailers look like two rather nauseating, steaming piles of manure. <BR><BR>I'm a fan of your critical work, Moriarty, but I'm simply perplexed that you're buying these overwrought, gradeschool trailers. Color me unimpressed.

  • March 10, 2008, 7:10 p.m. CST

    speed racer

    by Silverglade

    I don't know anything about Speed Racer, but this looks like it could be fun, like Transformers did. I will suspend my disbelief, stfu and just try and enjoy some dumb summer fun. Something spectacular, maybe take a date, just to enjoy the spectacle. There is no way it can be worse than Transformers showing us the SECDEF running around shooting robots with a 12-gauge and some "programmer" contacting the Air Force with a commodore 64... and even calling in a strike package. The Wachowski guys worked hard on this, so I am gonna hope it does not suck and take a leap of faith. But so far it reminds me of Pixar's "Cars". A bunch of cars racing on tracks and hopping around. Anyway, good evening!

  • March 10, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    By the way, Troy was pretty great.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

  • March 10, 2008, 7:35 p.m. CST

    So when does Fraggle Rock start filming?

    by br1947

    It's the next logical step.

  • March 10, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Gotta see it...

    by moviemenace

    but it can easily go either way. I'm just looking forward to seeing something I have never seen before. You talkbackers always complain about the lack of originality, but when you see something new, you shit all over it. Well, "Speed Racer" looks pretty original, and has the potential to be something amazing. You can count me in.

  • March 10, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Fraggle Rock? FUCK YEAH.

    by Saluki

    Simply the best of the Jim Henson projects. Looks like they are making another Dark Crystal. Huh.

  • March 10, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Oh dear God...

    by br1947

    there really IS a Fraggle Rock movie in development... damn, I guess I'm really going to have to dig deeper into more obscure 80s kids shows when being facetious. "The Centurions" anyone? Hmmm... actually that would make an interesting movie...

  • March 10, 2008, 8:02 p.m. CST

    How about everything looks like Bad CGI?

    by Gozu

    Even worse, the production design and costumes are like a combination of "Fat Albert" and "Batman and Robin." The story isn't very captivating and just an excuse for visual excess.

  • March 10, 2008, 8:13 p.m. CST


    by Cobbio

    I dig the look and speed of this film. The bright CG, the balls-out racing, and John Goodman... hell, I'll be there. Can't wait to see what the Wachowskis are cookin' up.

  • March 10, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST

    See, Nodey...

    by milla jovovich

    there you go not comprehending again. I called Flesh Machine a numbnuts. I even quoted his post. I'm actually surprised you're that dumb. That's a double self ownage. Impressive.

  • March 10, 2008, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Fraggle Rock

    by Pipple

    sounds kinky.

  • March 10, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    I was sold on the MONKEY...


    and there's more?! Sweet. Now WHERE'S THAT BATTLE ANGEL ALITA, CAMERON?!

  • March 10, 2008, 9:39 p.m. CST

    by wowsucks

    Like my user name, wow that still sucks. Just seemed like a bad idea gone worse. Add flames and call Micheal Bay. *At least he shoots good car chase scenes."

  • March 10, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST

    looks lame

    by Bibliographer

    The little bit of dialog in the trailers sure gives the impression this doesn't rise above tired cliches. Eye candy + dumb script = disappointing waste.

  • March 10, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST

    What I Always Loved Most About "Speed Racer"

    by uglyMood

    Confession: I'm old enough to have seen "Speed Racer" as a kid when it first came out, but didn't actually catch an episode until the mid-nineties. I fell in love with it immediately. The best thing about the show was that it takes place in a completely gonzo alternate reality where entertainment is dominated by road races where murderous drivers try to off each other on tracks designed by psychotic sadists. They even ran one race through a field of live volcanoes, for God's sake! So the real pull of the show, for me, at least, was the utterly bizarre society in which it takes place, and it looks like this film is going to focus on precisely that aspect. I was afraid they were going to "real world" it, which would have been a disaster. Oh, and I will officially give Matrix 3 a full pardon if John Goodman does at least one scene where he's angry and delivering dialog with his eyes squinted shut and hopping from side to side on each foot while the opposite arm comes up in a fist. If you've seen the original show (or the hilarious "Dexter's Laboratory" episode where they parodied "Speed Racer"), you'll know what I mean. This movie looks like a pure blast.

  • March 10, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST


    by TerryMalloy

    I like the monkey and Matthew Fox.

  • March 10, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST


    by TerryMalloy

    I've missed you.

  • March 10, 2008, 10:23 p.m. CST


    by skywalkerfamily


  • March 10, 2008, 10:33 p.m. CST

    I think what Node is saying

    by TerryMalloy

    Is that a movie that is supposed to be set in the real world...the effects (whether it be CGI, Matte Paintings, models, whatever) should feel photo-realistic and not take us out of the movie. I don't think his argument holds water for this particular movie. In Speed Racer, the world is insane. It's the world of racing. Physics are defied! So the CGI may not appeal to your aesthetic taste, but it does fit in this movie because the Wachowski's embraced it. <p> I think what Albertson/Milla are trying to say is that people irrationally attack CGI while at the same time defending older techniques that can be even less effective/realistic. They make the point that realism is overrated and there are other ways of telling stories/creating art. </p> <p> In point of fact, CGI will be the tool that will allow film to move beyond its realistic form. Now every frame of film is a palette from which you can create art unrestricted by actual geography/laws of nature. Certainly there were and still are other techniques that can do this, but I think CGI is the most powerful in its potential.

  • March 10, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST

    If they don't use the original theme song...

    by Cinemajerk

    This movie will suck. Thats my feeling. The cartoon's original theme song rocked.

  • March 10, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Milla kicks ass!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • March 10, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Couldn't watch the second trailer

    by T 1000 xp professional

    my eyes kind of melted.... Time to buy new ones for the theatrical release....somebody said "live action cartoon", right on man. Interest just peaked

  • March 10, 2008, 11:04 p.m. CST

    word, uglymood

    by drave117

    I'm glad somebody else here gets why this movie is going to be some good, solid cheese.

  • March 10, 2008, 11:07 p.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit

    That's funny. I actually was thinking how cool he sounded, different from Lost. See it's all opinion no ones right or wrong... except me, I'm right.

  • March 10, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST


    by TerryMalloy

    That's actually what impressed me too. He may be imitating the character from the TV show but I don't know I can't remember Speed Racer that well.

  • March 10, 2008, 11:18 p.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit

    I hate to pile on but seriously back out of the room quietly you've been pwnd severely! You have a very narrow defination of what is and isn't good. Your world is too narrow, seriously dude "I expect photo realism in my CGI" The Bothers are artists and as such are trying to create something new and beautiful. Now you may not like it as with any painting but try to appreciate what they've created.

  • March 10, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit

    yeah possibly.

  • March 11, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Mathew Fox is doing an impression or Racer X

    by Quake II

    based on the original anime. For those that have never seen the show: Racer X never changed his expression and was a kick ass mystery man with few words. He also beat the shit out of anyone who fucked with Speed. Sometimes he would kill people who fucked with Speed (who is his younger brother). The voice may be hard to get used to but it is accurate. This may be the most accurate toon-to-movie ever made. The Wachowski's have an amazing eye for detail and it looks like they watched the original episodes frame by frame to get the details down. I also noticed a "ghost" image of the red Mach 4 as Speed makes a turn in the Mach 5. Strange.

  • March 11, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST

    I can't believe people think this looks good

    by slappy jones

    it looks like every single thing most people on the boards here spend hours bitching about rolled up into one gigantic fucking mess.I feel ill looking at it.

  • March 11, 2008, 4:15 a.m. CST

    You idiots barbling on about CGI...

    by metaluna

    ...why not try talking about THE STORY which is infinitely more important, although looking at this and knowing the Wachowskis, not so important to them. You could make a film out of cardboard and it'd be compelling if it was enough of a good story. I think tis is aimed at 12 year old spotty children though. Oh and the makers of Wipeout want their concept back when you're done guys.

  • March 11, 2008, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Make sure you take a watch

    by batmans_pants

    to the cinema to see this. I guarantee you'll be looking at it well before the end of the flick.

  • March 11, 2008, 6:43 a.m. CST

    What's more hilarious?

    by Stalkeye

    Milla trolling at Node, or Node thinking Milla is the real Milla Jovovich? C'mon, would Milla actually post on a site that is often critical of hey Boyfriend's films? (Paul WS Anderson)<p>C'mon!! <p>Anyway, I'll take a pass on the SR either out of skepticism or the fact that I'd rather hope in vain for a Robotech or Gatchaman/BOTP film adaptation.<p> "Meh"

  • March 11, 2008, 7:22 a.m. CST


    by Missing Dink

    How come filmmakers only get WORSE with time!?

  • March 11, 2008, 7:26 a.m. CST

    {{{{((((((( L I T E - B R I T E : THE MOVIE )))))))}}}}

    by Missing Dink

    Remember the toy?

  • March 11, 2008, 7:34 a.m. CST

    I think...

    by Fortunesfool

    Rather than waste some money on headache tablets, I'll just not bother going to see this.

  • March 11, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Wachowski's, ok I said it.

    by wowsucks

    They kind of suck. Not sure if ego is in the way or what. They think they are selling golden turds, but unfortunately the public knows it really is just a turd. They really need to leave the writing to someone else. Being able to do something "visuals" doesn't always mean you should. Overkill! They have a great vision, they just need to learn how to implement it better.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Looks shitty. Very shitty.

    by The Biomind

    A pod racer movie??? This might be fun for a 3 minute music video. But as feature film? The brothers made two good movies: "Bound" and "The Matrix". And now, like in the Matrix sequels, we get cgi and kung fu. Style over substance forever!

  • March 11, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    style over substance?

    by drave117

    OF COURSE it's style over substance! The version of the cartoon most of us grew up with didn't have any substance to begin with! Sure, maybe the original Japanese version did, but it got lost along the way. The version of Speed Racer that hit American airwaves was spastic, surreal, pointless, deeply weird, and a bona fide pop culture phenomenon. It wasn't popular because it was actually GOOD; it was popular because, through sheer ineptitude, the producers managed to create something so staggeringly bizarre that people couldn't help but embrace it. That is what I remember of the cartoon, and that is exactly what I see in this film; a loving recreation of all the original weirdness. I don't expect everyone to like it, but I certainly expect it to inspire many of the same emotions the original cartoon did, positive or negative. For that, this movie has earned my ten bucks opening night. I expect nothing more than a two hour block of solid cheese that will make me giggle with shameless glee, and if that's what I get, Speed Racer will be in my top ten guilty pleasure movies of all time.

  • March 11, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    This movie will kick your summer's ass. you'll see.

    by ArcadianDS

    and then we can all come back and say, 'wow Harry was right. His review was a complete pile of donkey crap with all the talent and style of an 8 year old, but he was right about this film.'

  • March 11, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Oh gods! It's 90 minutes of the Episode I pod-race

    by ZeroCorpse

    Hey guys! Let's take a crappy anime, and turn it into a cross between a bad Tom Cruise movie and the worst part of The Phantom Menace! <p> PASS.

  • March 11, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    There's a shot of the test audience in the second trailer.

    by henrydalton

    It's just after the kid says 'GO SPEED GO!'

  • March 11, 2008, 2:42 p.m. CST

    I like the idea

    by theyetiiswaiting

    I like the idea of seeing a live action cartoon (I'm guessing that's the look their going for), I just don't know how well it's going to work in practise. Hopefully the Wachowski's can pull it off.

  • March 11, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    looks like a good kids movie

    by Rupee88

    I don't see how adults will enjoy this much, but it's a lot of eye candy that hyperactive children will love.

  • March 11, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST


    by frankenfickle

    in all fairness, i don't really think you can pinpoint any one sequence as being the worst part of TPM.

  • March 11, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Willy "fuckin'" Wonka went to the Moulin Rouge...

    by Luke_Cage

    Yeah. Mori, I know it's CGI, but it's fuckin' shitty CGI. No need to be blase about it. Catch my drift? Word

  • March 11, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST

    For all of you bitching about this trailer...

    by Quake II

    Just be thankful that we are getting something fresh and different in 2008. Maybe you're all pissed that we are robbed of those fantastic summer movie franchise sequels like Spider-Man 4, Tomb Raider 3 and Pirates OTC 4. Maybe Fantastic 4 III or Transformer 2? Ooooh how exciting. Let me open my mouth Hollywood while you shovel more shit into it! Thanks! Here's my 10 bucks! You guys bitch about how unoriginal everything is and when something new and fresh comes along you bitch about how terrible it looks. And for the record, I think Batman Begins was boring as fuck. The final "showdown" in the train with Liam Neeson was a joke. Scarecrow was wasted. Gassing the city was done in the 1989 Batman. Zzzzz. Oh yeah, I liked Matrix Reloaded as much (if not more) than the first Matrix. The mountain villa and freeway fights were great.

  • March 11, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Fuck Photo Realistic CGI, it just looks hokey

    by quantize

    As in it dooesn't look like it has even vaguely enough depth or detail to make the live action a believable element. Even the dumbest and blindest asswipe here can see that in that tiny fuckin movie.

  • March 11, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    That Pink/Red car is the Mach 4.....

    by prayingmantis05

    and it's transparent because it's Rex Racer's ghost...

  • March 11, 2008, 8:13 p.m. CST

    I hope WB didn't sell off the foreigin rights...

    by moviemenace

    Because it's obvious from this talkback these trailers are going over the average American's head. WB needs to get that PG and aim this directly at kids. Kids will eat this up. I also think foreign box office is going to be huge. Trailer two is fucking amazing and untainted by our the States mediocre first trailer. The foreign market is going to flock to this the same way they did "The Golden Compass" or "Troy". I say it makes 90 mil here in the States and makes at least 285 overseas.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST


    by jah_kingdom

    It's looks unwatchable. I can't seem to wash the pastels out of my retina.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:41 p.m. CST

    It Could Go Either Way...

    by skoobyx

    I'm not sure what to think. Anyone else remember that Ghostface Killa video? Nice.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Oh Aquatarkusman did...

    by skoobyx

    Nevermind. How are we the only ones though?

  • March 11, 2008, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Now I know why they call him Speed Racer!

    by skywalkerfamily

  • March 12, 2008, 3:47 a.m. CST

    What the...?

    by Sackratte

    There is no way I will watch THIS crap! The directors had the original Matrix movie destroyed this fantastic world with two stupid sequels and now are making movies looking like computergames? What is wrong with Hollywood?

  • March 12, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I was ready to hate it...

    by Tick Tock

    but it actually looks pretty good. Real live monkeys people!

  • March 12, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST

    This looks like shit...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I guess I just don't like video games enough to get the excitement for this. It's clearly going to be a diarrhea-fest of the first water.<BR><BR>By the way, Troy was pretty great.

  • March 12, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST


    by finky089

    yeah, I said it. Wanna fight about it? Ok, then.

  • March 12, 2008, 11:49 p.m. CST


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  • March 13, 2008, 5:52 a.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    Just watched the new (and presumably final) trailer. That is DEFINITELY the Mammoth Car. I cannot f*ckin' wait for this movie. I was obsessed with SPPED RACER when I was a little kid; it was before STAR WARS, before anything else that crowded my geek psyche over the years. It was, really the first geek pop-art thing I loved. The one that started it all. So far it looks totally amazing to me. Of course, rageaholic teenagers and their close cousins, the arrogant undergrads will "hate" it (whilst seeing it in the theatre multiple times and buying several copies of the dvd to "hate"), but they're barely human, so who gives a fuck. Give me surreal, ultra-colotful CG anyday over those cretins, the mewling, whining, hate filled masses of angry, self hating adolescents and barely post-adolescents. Isn't there some glue you could be sniffing Leave the fun to the aging genXers and their kids who will no doubt LOVE this. Everyone else can go write bad poetry in their rooms instead.

  • March 13, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    I am there and I'm bringing my kid.

    by SkeletonParty

    oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man!

  • March 13, 2008, 3:46 p.m. CST

    These Speed Racer Trailers Have Melted My Anus...

    by Ambush_Bug

    ...'cause that was some hot shit!

  • March 13, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    looks a lot like this one

    by quedex

  • March 13, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST


    by quedex

  • March 13, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST

    New US trailer was....

    by Quake II

    not as cool as the first International trailer BUT it did show a lot more of the plot. It was aimed more at families than the other trailers. It's still great to see a live action Mach 5 speeding across landscapes. It's about fucking time. I imagine that the Wachowski's handling this property is probably the best chance it ever had to kick ass since they truly loved the series and aren't just "hired guns". This is a passion project for them and it shows in these trailers. I just hope that Racer X is as badass as he should be.

  • March 13, 2008, 10:32 p.m. CST

    instead of "the whole world looks like cgi"...

    by bernard about it looks like lisa frank and a hot wheels commercial fucked and this looks like their half retarded child? maybe it'll be cool though.

  • March 14, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Those Speed trailers are insane...

    by Kid Z

    ...I can't understand you geeks always dissing this project. What the f*** do you guys want? Like someone else said, they even have the effin' MAMMOTH CAR ferchrissakes! Sure it's all CGI, but at least it's not lame, grayed-out fuzzy CGI, this is painfully bright, shiny, candy-colored CGI aimed directly at the 5 year old brain still lurking in your cerebral cortex. This is frenetic, amped up energy zapping all your neurons at once. And DAMN... Christian Ricci looks HOT as Trixie! Anyone who wants to complain can leave right now and go watch the Incredible Hulk trailer on a loop for a few hours... that'll give you enough to complain about for the next few months at least.

  • March 14, 2008, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Ben Affleck sppoges when he sees they trailers cuz...

    by GornPirate

    they are so gay

  • March 15, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    I agree this looks horrible...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    But Christina Ricci looks like a water head. Always has--always will.