There was a full-fledged fervor spreading around the blogosphere late tonight thanks to the online release of the trailer for the upcoming, live-action Speed Racer film. Lots of entertainment blogs showing post titles with all caps and exclamation points and such.
It’s Speed Racer, people. A property I didn’t even like when it was just a cartoon. It’s not like Jesus finally made an appearance just to tell the world that he’s decided that only Canadians will be Saved in the coming Apocalypse.
So why the tizziness? Well, because it’s a Wachowski Brothers film. Eight years later, they’re still riding the wave of goodwill that is The Matrix. Sure, that was one hell of a film, but shouldn’t we be taking all subsequent projects on their own merits?
In that spirit… for your viewing and appraisal, I present the Speed Racer trailer:
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