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Anyone who has already considered “Jupiter Ascending” or “Cloud Atlas” to be extravagant and idiosyncratic should definitely take a look at ” Speed Racer “, which was released in 2008 and is now included in the Amazon Prime Video subscription . Based on the anime series of the same name, Lana and Lily Wachowski attempt to capture the original’s garish aesthetic right on screen in this fast-paced action extravaganza.
The event is a ride that is as crazy as it is unique, and it often looks as if the Wachowskis had filmed an unrestrained ride on the w in the children’s room. Surely not everyone will like that, but this detail-obsessed overkill of colours, shapes, noises and stylisms is bursting with artistic obstinacy and the sheer joy of riot and (sound) speed.
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The engines roar, the seat belts snap: Speed Racer ( Emile Hirsch ) has got behind the wheel of his thundering Mach 5 and is fighting for fame and records. He is actively supported by Pops ( John Goodman ) and Mom Racer ( Susan Sarandon ), as well as his girlfriend Trixie ( Christina Ricci ), his younger brother Spritle ( Paulie Litt ) and the mysterious Racer X ( Matthew Fox ).
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Only in this way is Speed Racer able to take on the merciless competitors in order to save the family business and to preserve the integrity of the motorsport he so dearly loves. The Racer family is a thorn in the side of the choleric boss of the Royalton Company ( Roger Allam ), which even makes him go so far as to manipulate the races for hefty profits…
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