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2 Speed Racer Trailers

03.09.2008
There are not one, but two new SPEED RACER trailers and they are of the international variety. These trailers are likely to polarize a whole lot of people, with one end being completely blown away by the dizzyingly psychedelic effects, and the other end thinking those effects look to unrealistic, like say, a video game. I myself am hesitant to judge yet because watching them in miniature on my computer screen, will be nothing like watching it in the theatre, particularly on IMAX screens. Whatever you think, there is little doubt the Wachowskis are going for it tooth and nail. Wait, what do you think? Head HERE, watch, come back, tell us, and go get something to eat, you're hungry.

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Extra Tidbit: Hype Williams was once on board to direct this picture.
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2:09PM on 03/11/2008
I'm hip to anything that pushes the envelope, even if it doesn't necessarily work. This does look completely cartoony, campy and over-the-top; but it's a Wachowski Brothers film, so I'm there.
I'm hip to anything that pushes the envelope, even if it doesn't necessarily work. This does look completely cartoony, campy and over-the-top; but it's a Wachowski Brothers film, so I'm there.
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5:18PM on 03/10/2008
Looks like a fun popcorn flick. Goofy and campy, with some eye-popping visuals, allows you to not have to think about anything for the 1-2 hours that its playing and just enjoy. That said, I'll wait for video, since I'm limited on movies that I can go see due to babysitter issues...
Looks like a fun popcorn flick. Goofy and campy, with some eye-popping visuals, allows you to not have to think about anything for the 1-2 hours that its playing and just enjoy. That said, I'll wait for video, since I'm limited on movies that I can go see due to babysitter issues...
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4:39PM on 03/10/2008

Nice!

I'm sorry for everyone who dont like the look and all, but I'm excited for this. Look if you dont like the style, you have EVERY other movie out there you can watch, but this looks refreshing.

Cant wait.
I'm sorry for everyone who dont like the look and all, but I'm excited for this. Look if you dont like the style, you have EVERY other movie out there you can watch, but this looks refreshing.

Cant wait.
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10:56AM on 03/10/2008

Demon on Wheels

Not to get all competitive here, but as for the month of May, this is my most anticipated flick next to Indy Jones. Seriously. These trailers have a verve and energy that so many other blockbusters have lost. Come on Iron Man, prove me wrong!
Not to get all competitive here, but as for the month of May, this is my most anticipated flick next to Indy Jones. Seriously. These trailers have a verve and energy that so many other blockbusters have lost. Come on Iron Man, prove me wrong!
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10:49AM on 03/10/2008
It looks like fun, I suppose, but I have a feeling people will be walking out of it with massive migraines like they left "Blair Witch" with nausea.
It looks like fun, I suppose, but I have a feeling people will be walking out of it with massive migraines like they left "Blair Witch" with nausea.
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7:11AM on 03/10/2008

Crap

This absolutely sucks.
It looks like some kid chose the palette of colours for this movie and his kid-sister wrote the dialogue!

Crappy effects, Crappy dialogue and i cant believe that john goodman actually WANTS to be a part of this, especially after his great supporting role in Death Sentence.
This absolutely sucks.
It looks like some kid chose the palette of colours for this movie and his kid-sister wrote the dialogue!

Crappy effects, Crappy dialogue and i cant believe that john goodman actually WANTS to be a part of this, especially after his great supporting role in Death Sentence.
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6:52AM on 03/10/2008
"Speed Racer was one of the campiest, stupidist shows. This movie could have been real fun if they didn't take it so seriously. The dialog in the trailer is laughable."

Johnhawks, please consider that the makers of the original Speed Racer cartoon didn't consider it campy or stupid when making it, so the best way, I think, to respectfully translate that to film is to keep the same level of innocent fun alive. If you force camp and are too self-aware, you kill it. If you do it in earnest
"Speed Racer was one of the campiest, stupidist shows. This movie could have been real fun if they didn't take it so seriously. The dialog in the trailer is laughable."

Johnhawks, please consider that the makers of the original Speed Racer cartoon didn't consider it campy or stupid when making it, so the best way, I think, to respectfully translate that to film is to keep the same level of innocent fun alive. If you force camp and are too self-aware, you kill it. If you do it in earnest and take your subject matter seriously, you succeed on both fronts (audience members who want to take it seriously and people who appreciate the inherent corniness).

As for the visuals, I'm usually against this sort of CG-a-thon, but given the fact that the Wachowskis have completely embraced the idea of using CG not for realism, but for cartoonishness, I think it works pretty well. Hopefully the movie's as much of a blast as it looks like.
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6:04AM on 03/10/2008
Hmmm... I think it looks sweeeettt. I personally like the total fakeness of the racing scenes. I could see a couple different directions they could have went with the feel and style but I think the Wachowskis picked the right one. I think it looks good.
Hmmm... I think it looks sweeeettt. I personally like the total fakeness of the racing scenes. I could see a couple different directions they could have went with the feel and style but I think the Wachowskis picked the right one. I think it looks good.
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3:43AM on 03/10/2008

IS THAT NEGATIVE?

That first trailer is quite good. This movie looks utterly ridiculous, but who says that's a bad thing?
That first trailer is quite good. This movie looks utterly ridiculous, but who says that's a bad thing?
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2:56AM on 03/10/2008
Call me Indiana, johnhawks, would you rather have Ben Stiller make this movie as an action buddy-comedy?

He could be Speed Racer and Owen Wilson could be Racer X, and they could both team up thirty years after they stopped being relevant to defeat the evil Royalton (played by Vince Vaughn) and save the day after a series of HILARIOUS situations. At first they hate each other, they don't want to work together, but by the end (with the help of Snoop Dogg as Huggy Bear) they learn to accept
Call me Indiana, johnhawks, would you rather have Ben Stiller make this movie as an action buddy-comedy?

He could be Speed Racer and Owen Wilson could be Racer X, and they could both team up thirty years after they stopped being relevant to defeat the evil Royalton (played by Vince Vaughn) and save the day after a series of HILARIOUS situations. At first they hate each other, they don't want to work together, but by the end (with the help of Snoop Dogg as Huggy Bear) they learn to accept their differences and drive the Mach 5 off of a bridge. Terrific idea.
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2:09AM on 03/10/2008

No Thanks

I agree johnhawks below, they're taking this WAY too seriously. It is a Wachowski bros. (or brother and sister now, I suppose) movie, so what can you expect?
I agree johnhawks below, they're taking this WAY too seriously. It is a Wachowski bros. (or brother and sister now, I suppose) movie, so what can you expect?
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11:51PM on 03/09/2008

GREAT TRAILERS!

Better than the first one, methinks. Not sure which of these I prefer, but the first of these new ones definitely makes the film more appealing to broader audiences.
Better than the first one, methinks. Not sure which of these I prefer, but the first of these new ones definitely makes the film more appealing to broader audiences.
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11:41PM on 03/09/2008

Bleh...

I've still got the same impression I did after the first trailer: This movie is mediocre and gratuitous.

It's all flash, and no quality. I'd get the same satisfaction looking through a kaleidoscope; because that's essentially all it is. All color and no brains. *yawn*
I've still got the same impression I did after the first trailer: This movie is mediocre and gratuitous.

It's all flash, and no quality. I'd get the same satisfaction looking through a kaleidoscope; because that's essentially all it is. All color and no brains. *yawn*
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10:56PM on 03/09/2008

GO SPEED RACER GO!

Awesome
Awesome
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9:31PM on 03/09/2008
Looked like it could have been a good movie until a rainbow crapped all over it...
Looked like it could have been a good movie until a rainbow crapped all over it...
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9:10PM on 03/09/2008
why is is so serious? Speed Racer was one of the campiest, stupidist shows. This movie could have been real fun if they didn't take it so seriously. The dialog in the trailer is laughable.
I would be down with the silly weapons and gadgets if it wasn't supposed to be "cool". It just looks ridiculous now.
why is is so serious? Speed Racer was one of the campiest, stupidist shows. This movie could have been real fun if they didn't take it so seriously. The dialog in the trailer is laughable.
I would be down with the silly weapons and gadgets if it wasn't supposed to be "cool". It just looks ridiculous now.
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8:52PM on 03/09/2008
Down with the haters:

This movie looks amazing. I love the Wachowskis, I loved Matrixes 1,2, and 3, V For Vendetta, and I'm all hyped up for this movie. It looks like a fricken blast!

Reassure I WILL be seeing this movie in theaters.
Down with the haters:

This movie looks amazing. I love the Wachowskis, I loved Matrixes 1,2, and 3, V For Vendetta, and I'm all hyped up for this movie. It looks like a fricken blast!

Reassure I WILL be seeing this movie in theaters.
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8:26PM on 03/09/2008
I am so down.
I am so down.
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8:21PM on 03/09/2008
Woah. I think these two trailers are better than the first.

I'll definitely be seeing it solely for the incredibly dazzling action scenes this movie is sure to be packing.

And Matthew Fox!!
Woah. I think these two trailers are better than the first.

I'll definitely be seeing it solely for the incredibly dazzling action scenes this movie is sure to be packing.

And Matthew Fox!!
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8:15PM on 03/09/2008

Nah

Watching both of those previews didn't do anything for me but reassure I won't be seeing this in theaters.
Watching both of those previews didn't do anything for me but reassure I won't be seeing this in theaters.
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8:11PM on 03/09/2008

aha!

I was in, then I was out, now I'm back in. This looks like a fun fuckin time. Popcorn action flick at its very best. I'd take this over transformers anyday.
I was in, then I was out, now I'm back in. This looks like a fun fuckin time. Popcorn action flick at its very best. I'd take this over transformers anyday.
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