You are so right. Speed Racer is a perfect example of why I always make it a point to watch Wachowski films. They get what so many don’t seem to about films–that they are art, and art has different styles. One doesn’t look at an Impressionist painting (hopefully) and dismiss it as trash because it’s too blurry. Of course it’s blurry, that’s an element of the piece! Speed Racer was executed as a piece of visual art, as well as a beautiful homage to a classic story, with all its 1970s anime archetypes. The story has just the right amount of depth to hold together the film, but not distract from the main elements.
I love it. I come back and watch it again every 6 months or so.