“Speed Racer”


BONUS MOVIE REVIEW: I wanted to watch a movie a couple nights ago so I watched “Speed Racer” starring Emile Hirsch (The Darkest Hour, Bonnie and Clyde), Matthew Fox (Lost, Vantage Point), Christina Ricci (Sleepy Hollow, The Smurfs 2), John Goodman (Monsters Inc., Roseanne), and Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise, Snitch). This movie is basically off of the old TV show of the same name, but showing how Speed became who he is. It begins where Speed Racer (Hirsch) is young and loves racing and has a dream of winning The Crucible, which is a cross-country car race that took the life of his older brother Rex Racer. One day the owner of Royalton industries gives Speed the offer of sponsoring him and getting him the dream that he always wanted of racing in the big leagues. Speed turns it down though to stay in the family business with his parents Pops (Goodman) and mom (Sarandon). This frustrates the business owner and ruins the whole racing experience for Speed by telling him that they fix the race and cheat to gain profit off of it. Speed then enters The Crucible with the support of his parents and girlfriend Trixie (Ricci) and the help of his one-time rival Racer X (Fox) to save the family’s business. I liked the movie for the racing parts and the parts with Matthew Fox in it (since I love the show Lost). I also liked the funny parts with the boy and the monkey in it. I recommend this to any Speed Racer or racing movie fans! FINAL SCORE: 78%= Juicy Popcorn

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