Thursday, May 31, 2007

From the "I don't get the appeal" files (see also Elvis, country music, and The Who)

From AICN, "Hey folks, Harry here... I'm a big SPEED RACER fan. And I have to say, USA TODAY's Story on SPEED RACER hit the right buttons. I love that the Wachowski's are doing the free-thinking theme with the character, because that's SPEED RACER, he wasn't no sell-out corporate bastard. He was a rubber-burning rebel with a monkey! What else do ya fucking need? It was pretty much a no-brainer that the Brothers would nail the Mach 5... the key is to see it in motion and see how they capture or adapt that crazy anime light speed looking motion. Here's the Pic, click on the above link to read the whole story!!!

1 comment:

Octopunk said...

I’m not a fan of the Speed Racer cartoon and I fail to see why it’s such a big deal getting the Mach 5 to look right when there are numerous 3D examples of it to use as a reference (including the excellent toy).

But I think this could be a really fun movie. It’s got Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox, the Wachowski brothers and a “retro future” look (which is mentioned in the USA Today article if you bother clicking on it). That all sounds great to me.

I love the “retro future” look. If I had my way the 21st century would look like it looks in the Thunderbirds series.

By which I mean “the future as seen from the 60’s” and not “populated by puppets.”