Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Fast, Furious And Colourful

Believe it or not, Emile Hirsch as Speed Racer does that classic pose you see in the picture on the left, in one scene in the Wachowskis' movie version of the old anime series. It's one of those fanboy moments, but it's so well done, I didn't feel the usual yuckiness associated with fanboy moments.

Speed Racer is trippy fun, hyperkinetic, and rather original in its mixture of retro family film and contemporary action superdynamics. I can't write more about the movie here, for reasons I can't divulge. But I'll just say, it was very enjoyable, more so than the fun but forgettable Iron Man.

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