History Film / SpeedRacer

23rd Oct '17 12:30:30 PM SeptimusHeap
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* SpiritualSuccessor: The video game is the closest thing we'll get to ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' on the Wii and DS.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: The video game is the closest thing we'll get to ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' ''VideoGame/FZero'' on the Wii and DS.
31st Aug '17 6:11:07 AM raphabr87
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* ProductPlacement: Real advertisements appear among the fake ones, including Ride/SeaWorld on a blimp at Fuji and Orange Glo on a crewman's jumpsuit at Thunderhead. In the scene where the Royalton janitor calls to report a supposed mouse problem, his Motorola walkie-talkie gets a close-up.

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* ProductPlacement: Real advertisements appear among the fake ones, including Ride/SeaWorld and Petrobras on a blimp at Fuji and Orange Glo on a crewman's jumpsuit at Thunderhead. In the scene where the Royalton janitor calls to report a supposed mouse problem, his Motorola walkie-talkie gets a close-up.close-up.
** Petrobras even gets a [[FreezeFrameBonus fully 3D-rendered car]], although it plays no relevant part in the film. The car was actually custom built to feature in Petrobras promotional events back in the day (and it actually [[AwesomeYetPractical raced]], unlike the Mach 5 which was just a prop). In the video game, players can drive said car (and it is one of the fastest).
25th Aug '17 2:51:04 PM gjjones
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* HereWeGoAgain: Said word-for-word by the [[spoiler:the Grey Ghost]] towards the end of the film when [[spoiler:Speed Racer catches up to him]].
7th Aug '17 5:30:07 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ColorCodedCharacters / ChromaticArrangement: by WordOfGod in the DVD Extras.

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* ColorCodedCharacters / ChromaticArrangement: ColorCodedCharacters: by WordOfGod in the DVD Extras.



* HoistByHerOwnPetard: The female member of the Barbarian team (y'know, the ones that were ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments bribed with furs?]]'') is attempting to launch a '''[[AwesomeButImpractical beehive via built-in catapault]]''' into Taejo's car, but a quick side bump from Speed sends the giant honeycomb straight into the air, and back into the driver's seat.

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* HoistByHerOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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The female member of the Barbarian team (y'know, the ones that were ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments bribed with furs?]]'') is attempting to launch a '''[[AwesomeButImpractical beehive via built-in catapault]]''' into Taejo's car, but a quick side bump from Speed sends the giant honeycomb straight into the air, and back into the driver's seat.seat.
** Royalton fits Cannonball's car with a spearhook over his protests, just in case he might need it. When Cannonball gets desperate enough to use it against Speed, Speed manages to jump their cars near a race camera, clearly showing the spearhook is coming from Cannonball's car, not only ruining Cannonball's career but Royalton's since he made the car and would have approved its installation.
8th Jul '17 1:09:20 AM abscake
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* VisualPun: The vertically integrated production line at Royalton is literally vertical.
6th Jul '17 8:06:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Your family name is Racer and you name your kids Rex and Speed? GenreSavvy indeed.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Your family name is Racer and you name your kids Rex and Speed? GenreSavvy indeed.Speed?



* GenreSavvy: Pops, who pretty much tells Royalton he doesn't trust him because he expects he's a CorruptCorporateExecutive who lives by ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney. And he's absolutely right.
26th Jun '17 4:03:59 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* SaveTheDayTurnAway: X [[spoiler:is really Rex, who faked his death]] to assume the Racer X identity. He decides to not to reveal his identity to keep his family safe. X tells [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Inspector Detector]] that while hiding the truth may have been a mistake, it is a mistake he will have to live with.

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* SaveTheDayTurnAway: Racer X [[spoiler:is really Rex, who faked his death]] to assume the Racer X identity. He decides to not to reveal his identity to keep his family safe. X tells [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Inspector Detector]] that while hiding the truth may have been a mistake, it is a mistake he will have to live with.



* {{Technobabble}}: one of the DVDBonusContent clips is about nothing but the cars themselves, and quickly degenerates into this since the cars (and physics) have nothing to do with RealLife.

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* {{Technobabble}}: one One of the DVDBonusContent clips is about nothing but the cars themselves, and quickly degenerates into this since the cars (and physics) have nothing to do with RealLife.



** The Casa Cristo goes all out. Most of the contestants have weapons of some kind: {{Epic Flail}}s, tire spikes, etc. The Mach 5 gets saw blades mounted to the front, though Speed only uses them to disable the tire spikes of other racers.

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** The Casa Cristo goes all out. Most of the contestants have weapons of some kind: {{Epic Flail}}s, tire spikes, etc. The Mach 5 gets saw blades mounted to the front, though Speed only uses them to disable the tire spikes of other racers. This is ''technically'' illegal, but the rules are so loosely enforced that at times it seems like the race commentators are intentionally lampshading it.
5th Jun '17 2:40:09 PM gjjones
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** Snake Oiler when Speed outsmarts him and sends him off of the cliff in the Csa Cristo.

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** Snake Oiler when Speed outsmarts him and sends him off of the cliff in the Csa Casa Cristo.
5th Jun '17 2:38:10 PM gjjones
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** In the final Grand Prix, when Speed reaches Jack Cannonball Taylor, they engage in a personal duel and Speed's Mach 6 hits the GRX several times. In one of these, Speed utters "get that weak shit off my track!". Hard to distinguish due to the crashing sounds and the engine noise, so it went uncensored anyway.

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** In the final Grand Prix, when Speed reaches Jack Cannonball "Cannonball" Taylor, they engage in a personal duel and Speed's Mach 6 hits the GRX several times. In one of these, Speed utters "get that weak shit off my track!". Hard to distinguish due to the crashing sounds and the engine noise, so it went uncensored anyway.


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** The Racer family when Rex's death is announced.


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** The Racer family when Snake Oiler pulls a gun on Speed.
** Snake Oiler when Speed outsmarts him and sends him off of the cliff in the Csa Cristo.
** Spritle when Cannonball Taylor uses his spearhook on Speed.
5th Jun '17 2:31:14 PM gjjones
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* AdaptationDistillation: The Wachowskis managed to distill the feel of the animated Speed Racer, keeping the bright colors, but bringing it into the live action arena.

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* AdaptationalBadass: As opposed to the original anime, Trixie is a BadassDriver who can cover for speed in the Casa Cristo.
* AdaptationDistillation: The Wachowskis managed to distill the feel of the animated Speed Racer, ''Speed Racer'', keeping the bright colors, but bringing it into the live action arena.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Despite being warm and friendly while initially courting the Racer family, after Speed rejects his offer, Royalton reveals his Jerkass attitude by giving Speed a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Despite being warm and friendly while initially courting the Racer family, after Speed rejects his offer, Royalton reveals his Jerkass attitude true personality by giving Speed a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.



* {{Fingore}}: Cruncher Block attempts to do this to Taejo, but it doesn't work out as Racer X is able to rescue him.

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* {{Fingore}}: Cruncher Block attempts to do this to have his pirahnas bite of Taejo, but it doesn't work out as Racer X is able to rescue him.him. One of his henchmen ends up having his finger eaten in his attempt to save them.



* MyCard: Refused.

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* MyCard: Refused.Inspector Detector attempts to give one to Pops, but he declines.



* NerdsAreSexy: Speed and Racer X both have their fangirls, but everyone was surprised at just how sexy Inspector Detector turned out with his [[SmartPeopleWearGlasses styling specs]]. (He is basically a German Johnny Depp.)

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* NerdsAreSexy: Speed and Racer X both have their fangirls, but everyone was surprised at just how sexy Inspector Detector turned out with his [[SmartPeopleWearGlasses styling specs]]. (He is basically a German Johnny Depp.)



** Taejo when Cruncher Block nearly subjects him to the pirahnas.
** Cruncher Block when Racer X damages the aquarium tank holding his pirahnas.



** Cruncher Block has a moment of shock when he realizes that Haruko is actually Taejo in disguise while on the Togokhan plane.

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** Cruncher Block has a moment of shock is surprised when he realizes that Haruko is actually Taejo in disguise while on the Togokhan plane.



* RuleOfCool: The entire film runs on this. It knows its adapting an anime and embraces that fact with bright visuals and flashy and over-the-top racing that would make Anime/{{Redline}} blush. The movie basically makes the laws of physics its bitch.

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* RuleOfCool: The entire film runs on this. It knows its adapting an anime and embraces that fact with bright visuals and flashy and over-the-top racing that would make Anime/{{Redline}} blush. The movie basically makes the laws of physics its bitch.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Royalton's backers leave him behind when [[spoiler:Speed exposes his corruptive methods]].



---> '''Royalton:''' ''STOOOOOOOP HIIIIIIIM!!!!!!!''

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---> '''Royalton:''' ''STOOOOOOOP HIIIIIIIM!!!!!!!''''STOOOP HIIIM!!!!!!!''
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