I just saw the greatest movie of all time. Not because it was a great movie (actually, it was average) but because it made me feel great, so I guess that makes it great. Speed Racer was my first hero and the Mach 5 was the first and only car that I have ever truly wanted.
The Wachowski brothers produced eye popping candy with this, their latest outing. It's not getting the greatest reviews but I could not care less. Even though I took my little ones with me, for two plus fantastical hours I was an eight year old kid again... sitting behind the wheel of the powerful Mach 5, a car that I have driven in my imagination for almost forty years.
After the last credit rolled (yes, I made them stay to the bloody end) my son asked me if there will be another Speed Racer movie... that brought me out of the trance. "Probably not," I said. The real rub is, if the movie doesn't do well and DVD sales are small, there's no profit in it.
But, one can always hope!
So... Go, Speed Racer, Go!