Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who likes to build websites, and make video games. He buys way too much Lego.
Speed Racer is a cartoon from my childhood that I have distant memories of. My memories of the show are that it was one of the best toons ever.
It’s now been turned into a feature film by the Wachowskis. I love the Matrix, V for Vendetta, and Bound and based solely upon this trailer, I think I’ll love Speed Racer too. The trailer captures the super frenetic pace of the cartoon perfectly – it really is a cartoon brought to life.
I seem to remember the Wachowskis saying something like “we want to do with films things you can’t do in real life” – and they’ve certainly managed that with this.