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What's with all the haters? (Re: Speed Racer)

Just wanted mention how I'm kinda surprised at how bad the reviews are for Speed Racer. It filled me with blissful joy. It was like the ultimate movie for 5-year-olds, but in such a way that turns all of us into 5-year-olds. I'd like to add two comments to my review: (1) I was surprised by how Speed Racer's younger brother Spritle and his pet monkey Chim Chim (who acts more like another brother) were actually funny. Usually the little kid comic relief is annoying, but not here. (2) One positive review I read mentioned how some movies, like The Fifth Element, show you some crazy insane visuals in the trailer, and you think the whole movie's gonna be like that, but then you realize that's only 10 minutes, and the rest of the movie is kinda normal. Not the case here. If anything the movie feels even faster paced and looks more insane than the trailers, which isn't an easy feat.

Look, if the idea of watching bright and shiny colors that requires zero attention span for 2 hours doesn't appeal to you, if you don't want to watch the equivalent of the PowerPuff Girls on meth, (the main character is called "Speed"...) then you probably won't like the movie. And I guess maybe there are a lot of people who don't want that, and that's why they didn't like the movie. But if that does sound like a good time to you, then you will like this movie, regardless of what the critics say.

P.S.: I have never actually watched a single episode of the original cartoon, but now I wanna say, GO SPEEDRACER GO!

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