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Speed Racer Trailer Hits Internet, Fails To Go

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

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Whew. I've watched this one a few times to try and get a handle on it, but I can't see this working.

To be sure, it looks great. It looks like they wanted to make it look like a live-action anime, and they tapped no less than the Wachowskis to direct it. To date, The Matrix remains the best live-action anime I've ever seen, and the only one to capture the big-theme gravitas of the genre.

More after the jump!

But there is another whole wing to anime and manga — the batshit insane wing, which includes fare like Pokemon and Speed Racer.

This movie looks beautiful, but the acting looks way too serious — but what do I know? Maybe treating this goofy material seriously will be what it needs.

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Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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