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Old 12-08-2007, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Speed Racer, Live Action Movie by the Wachowski Brothers

"The Wachowski Brothers are creating the big screen version of the comic book and cartoon series Speed Racer..."

Videos here
http://www.filmstalker.co.uk/archive...online_in.html

Actual Site here
http://speedracerthemovie.warnerbros.com/cmp/main.html

Some comments from friends so far:
"It was like doing too many drugs." "I thought I took my roommate's pills." "WHOA!!! COOL!"
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm as inclined to like the Wachowski Brothers as much as anyone - I love the first Matrix, really like the second, and pretend the third doesn't exist. Also, they went to my high school and even had some of the same teachers I did.

That said, what the hell? This looks horrible. I'll admit that sometimes trailers make a movie look farse worse than it actually is, and that as an adult I may be slightly over the target audience's age. Even so, the guys that made The COOLEST MOVIE EVER are doing this?
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Remember back in high school when you'd get some lsd and go see a movie? This movie appears to simulate that without the illegal drugs. I suppose that's something.
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i think this movie looks fun and entertaining. sure, it looks cheesy, over the top, and unrealistic, but really, that's how a speed racer movie should be
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The effects look very "Spy Kids" to me. Hope everything's still getting polished up.
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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They say this is the first family-oriented movie that the Wachowski Bros are trying out... V for Vendetta wasn't family oriented? I saw it with mine.

Will is right, this movie is designed for people to start tripping in the theater. The worst part is, when I go to tell myself, "It's only a movie," I'll be right...
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Old 12-09-2007, 03:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Some of the lines were a bit cheesy, but I LOVE the style of the movie. I'm very excited about this movie now.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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This looks terrible. And that's about as helpful as I'm willing to be right now.
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i think this movie looks fun and entertaining. sure, it looks cheesy, over the top, and unrealistic, but really, that's how a speed racer movie should be
"Not done" is how a Speed Racer movie should be. I'm starting to believe the rumors about the Wachowskis stealing the idea for the Matrix, because they sure haven't come up with anything since. V for Vendetta was good, but it was basically a complete reprint of the graphic novel with a Matrix scene thrown in at the end. Not very inspired.
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It seems like they're attempting to mix animation with real actors sorta like Sky Captain, Roger Rabbit, Spy Kids, Sin City, etc. Those movies exceeded all expectations and showed the industry that it can work. Movies like the Star Wars prequels showed that it can be a major disaster. Here's to hoping the Wachowskis know what they're doing.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:19 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm trying to enjoy this trailer, because I'm a huge Wachowski brothers fan, but this just looks retarded. I have hope, as always with the Wachowskis, but this just isn't tickling my "non-hatred" bone.

I just watched the trailer again and it still sucks. I'm sorry to the Wachowskis and the main character in The Girl Next Door and John Goodman but it just looks stupid right now. If they are going to go with that graphics style they've gotta polish it up some.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I wouldn't say it looks terrible. I'm inclined to believe they are blending/contrasting the real, the digital, and the cartoony knowingly. This makes for a lot of eye-candy. This could be delightfully delicious, or it could induce a tummy ache.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:58 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm inclined to believe they are blending/contrasting the real, the digital, and the cartoony knowingly.
Bingo. It's obviously not meant to be CGI in the place of real sets. It is <I>supposed</I> to have a cartoonish style to it, unlike the Matrix movies or V for Vendetta. Now if this movie had this type of CG and it was meant to be in the place of live-action then I would be puking. But to me, the trailer screams Sin City...it knows it's pure CG, and the CG is adding an animated style, not covering up what they can't do IRL.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
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the potential for it so suck like a chest wound concerns me, and as much as i want it to be, i am afraid for it to be. still, if it comes out, i'm gonna see it no matter what.
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Doesn't it bother anyone else how well Hollywood has us trained? Even though we know it will be terrible ... we will go see it.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Remember back in high school when you'd get some lsd and go see a movie? This movie appears to simulate that without the illegal drugs. I suppose that's something.




I thought they chose well when they picked V for bringing a comic to life. I know when a person has the money its their right to artistically express talents in any way they choose. I just had to throw out the minor agitation I have with producers making movies out of cartoons, because its the thing to do. I would rather see someone go behind a movie that was already made and create a masterpiece like Batman Returns (IMO) than to appealingly go through a list of what's been done and what hasn’t and start picking.

They would have been better off to write their own story if they wanted to make such a movie. At least they wouldn’t have had to put a fat kid with his chimp friend in it to stay true to a cartoon storyline.

I really like their style. I think they are exceptional script writers and great directors. The effects do look cool. I even watched the cartoon when I was young. I just thought these guys were above this.


Thanks for supplying the link, I like to keep up with upcoming movies and I missed this one. I may decide to stomach what I expecting in the way of storyline to see the visuals on a big screen.
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:52 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Doesn't it bother anyone else how well Hollywood has us trained? Even though we know it will be terrible ... we will go see it.
it's not hollywood, it's my interest in speed racer. if anything, speed racer has me trained. i have the action figures, the shirt, the cartoons on dvd. if i didn't like speed racer, i wouldn't go to see the movie, no matter how much hollywood tells me i should. i'm not gonna see the golden compass, no matter how wonderful people may say it is, cause i don't care. nor did i see any of the harry potter movies.
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:01 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:40 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Well....the movie looks about as good as I think a Speed Racer movie could be. Which is not saying much, since I never liked Speed Racer.
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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This movie looks awesome. I am starting to get excited over it. I love the visual style they're going for (a blend of real life and cartoon like Sin City). It angers me how many people still think they're trying to make it look real and are failing miserably. It's not supposed to look real.
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:23 PM   #22 (permalink)
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It angers me how many people still think they're trying to make it look real and are failing miserably. It's not supposed to look real.
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Very much looking foward to this. I plan on watching Iron Man first, then this second because I understand that my eyes will have lost their ability to visualize color.

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Old 03-27-2008, 04:39 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm split on this. On one hand, the trailers make the film out to be an LSD-laced mind fuck, and goodness knows I enjoy those. On the other hand, however, not only are we dealing with the overly pretentious Wachowski Brothers, but according to Latino Review, the script (first draft, but still...) is as boring as a cold potato, so...

I dunno. This looks like a complete failure, but who knows? It could be so insanely over the top that it could be a masterpiece.
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