Speed Racer

Speed Racer driving toward a win.

Speed Racer driving toward a win.

A lot of reviews of _Speed Racer_ hail it as yet another example of just how far the Wachowski brothers have fallen since _The Matrix_. But I have a hard time identifying anything about the flick to criticize. It’s cheesy and campy, sure, but it’s artistic, fast-paced, and a whole heckuvalot of fun. The Wachowski brothers have a knack for creating unique aesthetics and wrapping a story inside them. The colors of _Speed Racer_ are gawdy, but that just adds to the appeal. On top of that, the camera angles and visuals are flashy and very anime-esque. The story itself is a feel-good tale of family values and doing what’s right. I’ve watched _Speed Racer_ a handful of times now, and it’s a delight to watch every, single time.

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