The Speed Racer movie was ahead of its time

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Been a fan of this film forever and honestly feel it is the Wachowski’s best work. Certainly transformative in cinematic techniques. Only one of a handful of live action adaptation of manga/anime that has ever worked.

Its too bad it got lost in the same year as Iron Man and The Dark Knight.

This is still my go to for video calibration films.


Yep, I’ve also been singing the praises of this movie since it came out. Back then the only critic I found who got it right was Richard Corliss at Time - it was dismissed by just about everyone else, while I was mesmerized and captivated by it. For me, Speed Racer, not The Matrix, is the Wachowski’s masterpiece. Glad to see the rest of the world catching up to us in the critical re-evaluation!

ETA: The Blank Check guys are also on our wavelength: Stream Speed Racer with Emily Yoshida and J.D. Amato by Blank Check Podcast | Listen online for free on SoundCloud

Excited Christina Ricci GIF


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