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Old 12-07-07, 09:41 AM
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Must be in the minority here....I thought that trailer looked awesome.
Old 12-07-07, 09:53 AM
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The visual style of the trailer was awesome.

The acting was a complete joke.
Old 12-07-07, 11:28 AM
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They did nail it. The series has always been known for it's high camp value, and this looks spot-on for it. The race scenes look a bit too cartoony, but honestly, I think it'll be a fun watch.

The style reminds me more of Mystery Men than Schummacher.

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it seems some might be taking this a little too seriously. The only way this show should be done as a movie is to keep it's cartoonish vibe. That means everything has to be over the top.

As far as the acting, to judge from that one clip the only one off seems to be John Goodman, who sounds like he's doing a revival of Roseanne. Roger Allam sounds much more like Pops.
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Originally Posted by starseed1981
Must be in the minority here....I thought that trailer looked awesome.
I'm loving these HD trailers.
Old 12-07-07, 11:43 AM
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The only thing that looked really shitty to me was the punch that Racer X caught. It looked completely telegraphed. Other than that, it looks like what I'd expect Speed Racer to look like in the 21st century.
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That looked...terrible.
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i like the casting but the cgi just looks lame.
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This will be great to see in a theater. The colors are pretty awesome.
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Originally Posted by JumpCutz
This has the potential to be a monumental misfire. Everything just looked a little 'off' in that trailer.

Then again it could end up being amazing.
I agree. I'm intrigued, but it can come off really stupid or the style might just work perfectly with the material. I'm in wait and see mode.
Old 12-07-07, 04:51 PM
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Too cool!!!

except---> isn't the Mach 5 supposed to be a 2-seater? ...
Old 12-07-07, 05:17 PM
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The action scenes look like a cheesy video game. I was never a fan of Speed Racer, and this trailer hasn't changed that.
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Judging from the trailer I'd compare it to Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow a new visual treat that is just absolutely horrible.
Old 12-08-07, 11:19 AM
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Can we get an update for the title of the thread?
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I reported the first post hoping for a change the other day, but nothing yet.
Old 12-08-07, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Flay
The visual style of the trailer was awesome.

The acting was a complete joke.
I liked the evil promoter dude, but they need a better Pops. If they don't get too talky or to serious, it could be a really fun movie. Hopefully-at-least-one-person-in-the-movie-will-talk-like-this-because-he-is-in-a-race-and-he-must-talk-very-fast-and-he-doesn't-have-time-to-not-talk-like-this-because-he-is-in-a-race.

I have to admit, the racetrack sequences looked really cool.
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doesnt look bad at all
Old 12-08-07, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Amel
it seems some might be taking this a little too seriously. The only way this show should be done as a movie is to keep it's cartoonish vibe. That means everything has to be over the top.
If anything, the movie might be a little to slick and serious.

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That last video Jason posted makes me think the Wachowskis stole "bullet-time" from Speed Racer and are now going back to steal the entire well.
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Originally Posted by Jason
I liked the evil promoter dude, but they need a better Pops.
John Goodman always brings it.
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Some you guys are expecting an academy award movie or something? Seriously... the original is a cheesy cartoon with bright colors... and the movie is bringing that to life. The colors look awesome and the racing sequences look nothing like what we've seen in the past (Fast & Furious... and the hundreds of other racing movies) at least this stands out. I'll definitely be there opening weekend!!!

I'm kinda upset he doesn't sport the red handkerchief around his neck.

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Old 12-16-07, 09:58 PM
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I saw the trailer for this today before The Golden Compass. The visuals for this will be amazing.
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Originally Posted by sye46
I'm kinda upset he doesn't sport the red handkerchief around his neck.
im sure itll be somewhere.

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Oh god, this is the Transformers thread all over again.
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Originally Posted by sye46
Some you guys are expecting an academy award movie or something? Seriously... the original is a cheesy cartoon with bright colors... and the movie is bringing that to life. The colors look awesome and the racing sequences look nothing like what we've seen in the past (Fast & Furious... and the hundreds of other racing movies) at least this stands out. I'll definitely be there opening weekend!!!

I'm kinda upset he doesn't sport the red handkerchief around his neck.
Ok but whats the point of making a live action Speed Racer movie if it still looks like a freakin cartoon?

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