Synopsis: The story begins with Speed Racer who is a young man with natural racing instincts whose goal is to win The Crucible, a cross-country car racing rally that took the life of his older brother, Rex Racer. Speed is loyal to the family business, run by his parents Pops and Mom. Pops designed Speed's car, the Mach 5. The owner of Royalton Industries makes Speed a lucrative offer, Speed rejects the offer, angering the owner. Speed also uncovers a secret that top corporate interests, including Royalton, are fixing races and cheating to gain profit. With the offer to Speed denied, Royalton wants to ensure that Speed will not win races. Speed finds support from his parents and his girlfriend Trixie and enters The Crucible in a partnership with his one-time rival, Racer X, seeking to rescue his family's business and the racing sport itself.
Ebert & Roeper: Two Thumbs Up
Fandango: 64 Oh No, 39 No, 132 So-So, 259 Go, 304 Must Go
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 35% (Rotten), Top Critics: 31% (Rotten), RT Community: 78% (Fresh)
Yahoo Movies: Critic: C Users: B
My Review: It is a very entertaining movie. There is a lot of cheese factor but the main characters name is Speed Racer, that and anime was kind of cheesy in the first place. Between the flash colors and anime type of sound effects there is a good plot. Fans of Speed Racer will be drawn to this film like fat kids on cake. I watch it mainly because of Wachowski brothers; it seems that whatever they touch turn to gold. Could they be the next Coen Brother or even the comic genius of the Farrelly brothers? They enter a long list of great list of brother directors like the Zucker brothers and the Scott brothers