R and I went and saw Speed Racer this evening. We both wanted to see it on the big screen.
I’ve heard mixed reviews of it, with some people find it too cartoonish or just frenetic. For a movie done by the Wachowski brothers based on a cartoon, I’m not sure what they were expecting… I enjoyed it quite a bit and I think R did as well. It has a simple plot but it is probably the most psychedelic movie, from the point of few of colors and motion, that I’ve seen in quite a while. It is just awesome to behold on a big screen. I enjoyed the look and feel quite a bit and I found it a worthwhile night out to go see it. Too each their own.
Going to the theater, I did notice the line around it to see the new Indiana Jones movie but I’m glad that I went and saw this while I had the chance.
Of course, now I have the sound of Big Black’s song, “Racer X,” running through my head constantly…
The first seven minutes of the movie are available online, with higher resolution versions on the site.