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May 9, 2008 11:59 AM   Subscribe

And the critics are already tearing into "Speed Racer, The Motion Picture".

Who's your daddy? Who's your daddy?
posted by metasonix (16 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: We really don't need another FPP to confirm that a movie that you predicted would be poorly received in a previous FPP is, in fact, being poorly received. -- cortex

Is this a surprise?

This thing looked like a giant shitburger from day 1.
posted by BobFrapples at 12:08 PM on May 9, 2008 [2 favorites]

posted by kittens for breakfast at 12:08 PM on May 9, 2008

How could the creative team behind the two Matrix sequels have made a bad movie!?
posted by ND¢ at 12:08 PM on May 9, 2008 [5 favorites]

You didn't get the New Yorker one where it called it "Pop Fascism!"
posted by cowbellemoo at 12:08 PM on May 9, 2008

Oh, btw, did you see the Colbert Report the other day? The one with Rain? I was wondering why he kept talking about Rain.
posted by metasonix at 12:09 PM on May 9, 2008

Here you go.
posted by cowbellemoo at 12:09 PM on May 9, 2008

MetaCritic. Is there anything special about this set of reviews that makes it worth a FPP?
posted by Armitage Shanks at 12:11 PM on May 9, 2008

I flagged this post as "other": sorry, but I don't see the point of this post.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 12:13 PM on May 9, 2008

Mr Yonderboy has a point.
posted by cowbellemoo at 12:15 PM on May 9, 2008

I wonder what it is about the movie that makes people think about fascism/Nazis? This is from the Slate review: "Narrowing your eyes against the strobe effect, you make out three movie stars: John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, and Christina Ricci, cheering Speed on from the impossibly vast stands that rise up from the racetrack (so vast they recall footage of Nazi rallies, but no time to think about that now)."
posted by ND¢ at 12:16 PM on May 9, 2008

Well since we're doing this, might as well see what Rex Reed has to say: Cough! Ptooey! Frantic Speed Racer Spews Toxic Fumes
posted by Jeff_Larson at 12:17 PM on May 9, 2008

It's as if they had high expectations.
posted by tommasz at 12:22 PM on May 9, 2008

They so successfully capture the feel of the fevered dreams of saturated explosions and senseless noise that tinted my American-boy childhood that I must tip my hat in their direction in admiration of the purity of their vision. They have carried the vast emptiness of that internal world all the way to today, recalling all of its gross inequities, lack of compassion, and lust for emotional and physical violence. No small feat for men who by all accounts should have grown up and left all that behind. I consider this art.
posted by dosterm at 12:23 PM on May 9, 2008 [2 favorites]

It might be bad, but I can't wait to rewrite it as Speed Humper for my Porn Year project.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:24 PM on May 9, 2008

Iron Man, on the other hand, seems to be doing fairly well for itself.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:24 PM on May 9, 2008

*shakes head and walks away*
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 12:25 PM on May 9, 2008

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