Speed Racer - The Movie

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by darkshadow0001, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. darkshadow0001

    darkshadow0001 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I went and saw Alvin & The Chipmunks at the local dollar theatre today, and saw the preview for Speed Racer. I've thought about seeing this film too, but I dunno, from the preview it may be a bad movie. Not sure if I want to pay full price for it :)

    Anyone else going to see it?
     
  2. watermelony2k

    watermelony2k Vice Admiral Admiral

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    i'll watch it. it's something different.
     
  3. Gil T.Azell

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  4. Haytil

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    I'm sure it'll be better than Alvin and the Chipmunks. Which apparently you're willing to pay money to see...
     
  5. GodThingFormerly

    GodThingFormerly A Different Kind of Asshole

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    I haven't been to the cinema in over a decade, but I will probably rent Speed Racer if and when it hits Apple TV.

    TGT
     
  6. JoeZhang

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    Speed Racer has no name value here in the UK (I gather there are lots of warm nostalgic feeling for it in the US), so going just off the trailer I saw -

    it looks like crap on a stick and will be a massive bomb.
     
  7. darkshadow0001

    darkshadow0001 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It's because I was a fan of Alvin and the Chipmunks when I was a kid. And they did a very good job with this film... more to the original cartoon then I expected. Heck, I paid to see Garfield when it came out. Anything wrong with paying to see kid's movies if you like them? :)
     
  8. Dar70

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    Of course not. Speed Racer is also a show people liked as kids.:)



    Many are basing their views on the film already due to the high CGI and bright colors they have seen in the trailer. The cartoon itself was like this. I think Speed Racer is closer to its source material then most cartoon,comic,book to film adaptations. Any silliness this movie has is taken directly from the cartoon.
     
  9. Captain Craig

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    I just can't get excited for this movie in the way that its been done. It just looks like a NASCAR movie dipped in Willy Wonka's factory. I have a soft spot in my heart for it, just like Alvin & the Chipmonks but I didn't see that either. These two just don't look like like good adaptions of things from my youth. I'm sure I'll Netflix Speed Racer I just, as of now, likely will not see it in theaters.
     
  10. ancient

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    It looks like a slightly less dangerous alternative to LSD.
     
  11. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

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    I loved Speed Racer as a kid. I watched it every day.

    The previews for this movie look....terrible. I don't like what they're doing with it. Highly stylized crap is how it comes across.

    I think it would have been better as a slightly campy homage to the original. A bit tongue-in-cheek, light. Kind of like the Brady Bunch movie.

    I highly doubt I'll see it.
     
  12. dougkeenan

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  13. JoeZhang

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    Replying to myself here - tonight I want to see Son of Rambow (Excellent little film by the way) and Speed Racer was the trailer.

    I have never seen such an immediate and negative reaction to a trailer - "what's this piece of shit", "that looks daft", "what a piece of crap!".

    I'm changing my rating from "massive bomb" to massive massive bomb".
     
  14. SpeedRacer

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    This might be a shocker to you all, but I'll be there opening night.