I was surprised when it was announced that the Wachowskis were making a “Speed Racer” live-action movie, because I just don’t see how it would work, or how much of a movie it would be if you were older than, say, 10. Isn’t it all just car racing and what have you? But hey, the trailer certainly looks good, and from everything I’ve seen, including these two new international trailers, the movie has a lot going for it. Or at least, you can pay your $20 for your ticket and bucket of pop corn and hallucinate for a couple of hours. Fair trade, right?
Based on the classic 1960’s Japanese animated series chronicling the aspirations of a young race car driver as he attempts to obtain glory, with the help of his family and the Mach 5, the advanced car created by his father.
Speed racer go, go, goes May 9, 2008.