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It's very tempting to dismiss the Wachowski brothers' live-action Speed Racer film as a hopeless exercise in ridiculousness. But the problem is that both trailers released show a movie that's utterly drenched with style, as the auteur siblings appear to have held nothing back in trying to bring the anime feel to this live-action adaptation. The second and final theatrical trailer was released this week, and while it's thin on plot (not that it really needs spelling out), there's no shortage of action. We get a look at the young, daydreaming Speed; racetracks that look like life-sized Hot Wheels playsets; Racer X being mysterious; some cringe-inducing lines from Susan Sarandon's Mom Racer; and attacking ninjas! (Remember, this is the Wachowskis.) Campy? Corny? Cool? We're guessing it might be all of the above. Anyway, let this serve as a reminder that May isn't all Indy and Tony. Oh, and those of you looking to kvetch about gratuitous auto product placement need to sit tight. That's still 467 days away.

The new trailer's pasted after the jump.


[Source: DailyMotion]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I grew up watching the cartoon, and it's the main reason why i became a NASCAR fan. I'm willing to watch it, then i'll either like or dislike it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks entertaining, but I'm hoping the c.g. drenching will not take the heart out of the film. "Ultraviolet" was like this; a wet dream for effect junkies, but feeling too artificial to be cared about.

      • 6 Years Ago
      "Cool Beans"
      • 6 Years Ago
      I just watched the HD version of the trailer and all I can say is WOW. The movie might not have the best story on the planet but the visuals will leave everyone stepping out of the cinema, with a big smile on their faces.

      This is pure art work, the movie is going to be beautiful
      • 6 Years Ago
      Undoubtedly, this movie is full of much WIN.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can't make out anything that's going on, it's moving so fast with so many colors and so blurry ...
      • 6 Years Ago
      lol, is that george clooney as batman at 1:28?

      forgive me, i never watched the show.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This movie is a gift.My favorite show when I was a little boy.Can't wait to take my 3 nephews!
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's pretty- in a Batman and Robin sort of way.

      Lets hope there are no nipple on the ninja suits.
      • 6 Years Ago
      OH YEA!!!!!!!!!!! oh yeah have you other bloggers out there seen the international trailer 1 and two try googling them they are pretty good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ha! sorry this will be the dumbest movie EVER!
        • 6 Years Ago
        You are dead on!! The only people interested will be the ones who watched the cartoon and it was never that popular.

        People bitched about Knight Rider (for good reason) and this looks even worse.

        More remake fcrap from Hollywood CA because they idea tank has been on E for years, get your $12 ready!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      John Goodman was perfectly cast as Speed's father.
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