Friday, May 09, 2008

Speed Racer

"Born to race cars, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless. His only real competition is the memory of the brother he idolized—the legendary Rex Racer, whose death in a race has left behind a legacy that Speed is driven to fulfill. Speed is loyal to the family racing business, led by his father, Pops Racer (John Goodman), the designer of Speed’s thundering Mach 5. When Speed turns down a lucrative and tempting offer from Royalton Industries, he not only infuriates the company’s maniacal owner (Roger Allam) but uncovers a terrible secret—some of the biggest races are being fixed by a handful of ruthless moguls who manipulate the top drivers to boost profits. If Speed won’t drive for Royalton, Royalton will see to it that the Mach 5 never crosses another finish line. The only way for Speed to save his family’s business and the sport he loves is to beat Royalton at his own game. With the support of his family and his loyal girlfriend, Trixie (Christina Ricci), Speed teams with his one-time rival—the mysterious Racer X (Matthew Fox)—to win the race that had taken his brother’s life: the death-defying, cross-country rally known as The Crucible."

Another summer blockbuster, this time by The Wachowski brothers, who brought us Matrix Trilogy. I only know is this a Japanese comic but that is all. So I just went in and watch the movie. This movie is so different from the Matrix. I think the background of the movies are all CGI, but hey I am not complaining as the end results is realistic and very much colourful! The plot is simple and easy to follow. A kid likes to race since young but grew up to find the real deal of car racing, well something like F1 but their race tracks are really futuristic. It also touches on family ties as well. Rain was in as a supporting role and have to say he did pretty well for the role, more than a pretty wallpaper in the movie. Mentioned before, I am totally blown off by the colour of this movie, everything seems to be 3D. Overall, I give this movie 4 stars out of 5. I totally loved the monkey in the movie!

A "wanna more movies" Polarbear

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