SPEED RACER (2008)
ACTION / COMEDY | PG | ATMOSPHERIC THEATER | FAMILY FILM CAMP
The Wachowskis’ candy-colored anti-capitalist thrill ride. SPEED RACER is a hyperkinetic, ultra-stylized cartoon classic come to vivid life! Always creating imaginative new worlds and using technology to realize the impossible, the Wachowskis (THE MATRIX) consistently push the limits of the imagination. Never has this been more true than in SPEED RACER. With a vibrant color palette, futuristic racecars, and a host of instantly memorable characters, SPEED RACER is a spot-on homage to the original TV series and a film not simply created with a child audience in mind.
Born into a family business of race cars, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) is one of the track’s hot stars. Sitting at the wheel of his Mach 5, he consistently deflates the competition. When Speed turns down an offer from the head of Royalton Industries, he uncovers a secret. Powerful moguls fix the races to boost profits. Hoping to beat the executive, Speed enters the same arduous cross-country race that killed his brother.
SPEED RACER is completely sincere, goofy as all get out, and from start to finish a neon-crazed, candy-color dream of what cinema is and should be.
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