For those of you who are less inclined to keep track of such things, I’m here to tell ya’ that Speed and the Mach 5 are back. The new Speed Racer movie will fill a big screen near you on May 9.
The Speed Racer movie was written and directed by the Wachowski brothers of Matrix trilogy fame. That alone should make it cool. The movie appears to be a wild combination of colors, animation, and visual effects with real (non-animated) actors. I’m sure it’s a trip given the people responsible for it.
Speed Racer was my Luke Skywalker long before Luke was a gleam in George Lucas’ eye. He was my hero. And the Mach 5. What can I say . . . In elementary school, I covered every notebook I had with renderings of the car.
The Mach 5 could do everything and was not bound by the laws of physics. At least not those of this planet. All this power was placed in the driver’s hands through buttons on the steering wheel. Year’s ago, I reproduced a diagram of the buttons for my kids.
My favorite feature was the rotary saws that extended through the front bumper. They could mow down a forest at 100mph. Oh yeah. The best example is when Speed escaped impending danger in the famous Mammoth Car episode.
YouTube Video – Speed Racer & MAMMOTH CAR
I rarely attend movies on the opening day, but I think I’m going to make an exception for this one. You can check out the trailers for the movie here.
Maybe the modern Speed will even make out with Trixie.