I'm not going to pretend
it's a good movie. Speed Racer
is a summer film with no redeeming narrative or
characters. But it's absolutely beautiful and if the visuals
interest you at all go see it very soon. Because there's no point in
watching this film other than the sensory experience in a real
theater, and it's unlikely to be in theaters for long.
The pleasure of the movie is entirely in the incredible visual
language. The Wachowskis aren't shy at all in their formalism and the
film is a triumph of oversaturated plastic colours, insane cartoon
collage, and overwhelming motion sequences. Visually the whole film is kind of like the monolith
sequences in 2001. Only instead of LSD infused cosmic transcendance
it's MDMA fueled heart pumping sensory overload. It's absolutely
exhausting, ridiculous, and beautifully conceived and rendered. Either
you'll find it interesting or you'll hate it.