Apr 28, 2008
There are so many ways a live action adaptation of the cartoon can go wrong, in fact there are already many reasons to hate it from what we can see from the trailers.
But if you're a 80s baby like me who woke up early on weekends to catch the cartoons, there is some sort of guilty pleasure to be had. Especially when I found that many elements from the cartoon was faithfully recreated eg. the car, the campy uniforms and if you watch the music video below, you would recognize the pose from the picture above.
Of course, all that in addition to the over the top automobile action and fancy CGI.
I think one can only love or hate the bright colors and stylized action. But hey, what do you expect from a movie where the protagonist's name is, of all things, Speed Racer.