I should have said this Saturday, but alas, no Internet at home…
Go see Speed Racer! There is no reason Ashton Kutcher’s and Cameron Diaz’s crapfest What Happens in Vegas should have beaten it in the box office.
I can only surmize that a majority of people bought into the pre-hype “It looks too much like F-Zero and I may need to take drugs to get it” or “It’s a kiddie-movie because it’s PG” crap.
I saw Speed Racer. I loved it. True, there was some heavy-handedness in the whole anti-corporation stuff, but that’s not the movie. The colors were vibrant, the cast was excellent and the mix of drama, comedy and adventure was perfect.
It’s great when a movie doesn’t take itself so seriously and that’s what you get with Speed Racer. The Wachowski’s have redeemed themselves somewhat in my eyes after the Matrix Trilogy.5 years ago