Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Grinning Like a Fool

Yes, yes I am. And have been for a few hours now. I just can't stop. I was getting ready to curl up in bed and finish my book, but I just have to share this. I just have to. You wanna know why I'm grinning like this?

This is why:

Oh yes. I saw Speed Racer today. And it was totally the best cinema-going experience I have had in quite a while (since U2 3D, I'd say). It was just... a really good summer flick. The colours and cinematography were funky and fantastic. The effects were phenomenal. The story was exciting and touching and fun. The music was awesome, especially when the theme popped up here and there. The casting could not have been better. It had all the best of the anime show and its nostalgic datedness, but in a good way. Honestly, it made me laugh out loud, and cry, and clap and cheer. I. Loved. This. Film.

Here's the trailer, in case you haven't seen it yet:

I even stayed til the very, very end of the credits... just for the music. The revamped theme song. I just grinned and grinned, and couldn't help myself. It took me back, that's for sure, and I loved it. No, it probably won't win any awards... but I have never seen a film quite like it. It was like watching the original... only live! Honestly. You have to see it to believe it. I loved it. Can you tell I thoroughly enjoyed myself? My summer film season is now officially kicked off, and in right fine style, too! Live anime... who woulda thunk it? ;)

Now I want to know what Josh thinks about it... he's the biggest Speed Racer fan I know. Josh, wherever you are, I hope you liked the film! =D


Jennie B said...

You know when I first saw the preview a few weeks ago I was thinking it better be good for Josh's sake. LOL. Glad to know it is.

If we can find it at our drive in we will take Mac. I bet he would love the cars and colors. :)

Yeah for a good kickoff. Can't wait for the rest of the big summer flicks to get here!

Barb said...

You make me laugh. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I've never seen "Speed Racer" so I wouldn't have anything to compare it to. But I'll admit, when I saw the trailer in the theatre, I decided to pass on the movie. Now maybe I'll have to change my mind.

Amie Vaughan said...

It might mean more to someone like me, who has fond memories of the original, but I think you would still enjoy it, Barb. It was way better than Spiderman 3.... =D

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

Kyle and his friends are going to the movies this afternoon. I'll recommend this one! Kinda funny, though; I thought the first clip was he only clip, and when I watched it, I did not at first recognize it as the "old" version and thought it was the movie you had seen. Let's just say my eyebrows were a bit knotted in confusion!