Speed Racer

Speed Racer ★★★★

Way more engaging and inspired than I gave it credit for upon initial viewing. I still think it’s too long and has some difficulty alternating between kid-friendly nonsense and its righteous condemnation of corporate greed and political maneuvering, but since this is a Wachowski picture, the heart and unparalleled commitment to maximum visual spectacle on display make any and all faults you may find easy to ignore. If color and glitz dialed up to 11 coming at you 100,000mph doesn’t scratch your itch for a good time, you can still watch one of the most insanely designed finales there has ever been.

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