Speed Racer ★★★★★

There are a ton of conflicts within me about this movie. I do think it’s a triumph of two people over the powers of industry, and it subverts so many of the conventions of film language in an exciting, if unsustainable way. However this film is nearly unwatchable in the way it compels you to consume it. This film is somehow bitter candy that will give you a sugar rush, but will never taste good in the way you want it to. It’s style might be an acquired taste, but I doubt it. The 6th whip-pan dolly zoom was too many for me, and there are like 9

At the end of the day it says something amazing about art and artistry that can’t be had in another place, or another way. Required watching for anyone that cares about making art.

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