History Film / SpeedRacer

27th Dec '16 12:04:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Badass}}: Pretty much everyone in the main cast except Sparky, who makes up for it in mechanical talent. The fight in the mountains is one of the greatest beatdowns in the whole movie as Speed and friends effortlessly beat the tar out of several gun-toting goons completely unarmed.
** Racer X. He ain't called "[[RedBaron Racer Hex]]: [[TheDreaded The Harbinger]] of [[StuffBlowingUp Boom]]" for nothing.
** Pops Racer. He delivers the single most humiliatingly one-sided beatdown to a bad guy in the entire movie.



* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Ninjas infiltrate the hotel where Taejo, Racer X and Speed are staying to take their team out of commission. The first ninja, a stealthy assassin, is deftly successful at silently drugging Taejo, while the second somewhat annoys [[{{Badass}} Racer X]]. Supported when the third makes trouble for Speed, Sparky, Spritle and Chim-Chim, but then subverted as he is comically relieved of his pants by Spritle and Chim-Chim, then trounced by Pops Racer, who derides the assailant as a "non-ja".

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Ninjas infiltrate the hotel where Taejo, Racer X and Speed are staying to take their team out of commission. The first ninja, a stealthy assassin, is deftly successful at silently drugging Taejo, while the second somewhat annoys [[{{Badass}} Racer X]].X. Supported when the third makes trouble for Speed, Sparky, Spritle and Chim-Chim, but then subverted as he is comically relieved of his pants by Spritle and Chim-Chim, then trounced by Pops Racer, who derides the assailant as a "non-ja".
3rd Dec '16 9:22:34 AM binaroid
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* ChekhovsArmoury: All "defensive modifications" on Speed's car are coming into proper use.

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* ChekhovsArmoury: All of the "defensive modifications" on Speed's car are coming come into proper use.use. [[TheArtifact Except for the Homing Bird.]]



* FauxAffablyEvil: After Speed rejects his offer, Royalton reveals his Jerkass attitude by giving Speed a HannibalLecture.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: After 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 HannibalLecture.BreakingSpeech.



** Another during the final race, as Speed remembers his interactions with his friends and family, allowing him to [[spoiler:race for the pure love of the sport, which causes him to essentially transcend reality and complete an entire lap in mere seconds, winning the race.]]

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** Another during the final race, as Speed [[LovedOnesMontage remembers his interactions with his friends and family, family]], allowing him to [[spoiler:race for the pure love of the sport, which causes him to essentially transcend reality and complete an entire lap in mere seconds, winning the race.]]


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* LovedOnesMontage: During the Grand Prix at the finale of the live action ''Film/SpeedRacer'' film, Speed's HeroicSecondWind after restarting the Mach 6 is accompanied by flashbacks to his discussions with his friends and family throughout the film, mixed with cuts to each of them watching in pride as he comes from behind to take the lead for the second time in the race.
2nd Nov '16 8:58:44 PM pepsimax
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TheMovie based off of the anime series ''Anime/SpeedRacer'', directed by the Wachowskis. It features the titular Speed Racer characters with their same basic personalities thrown into a racing world where corporate greed determines everything.

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TheMovie based off of the anime series ''Anime/SpeedRacer'', directed by the Wachowskis.Creator/TheWachowskis. It features the titular Speed Racer characters with their same basic personalities thrown into a racing world where corporate greed determines everything.
23rd Oct '16 7:33:29 PM gjjones
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** Pops has this look when he realizes that Speed is driving in the Casa Cristo.

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** Pops has this look says "Oh, no..." when he realizes that Speed is driving in the Casa Cristo.



** Cruncher Block gets this look when he realizes that Haruko is actually Taejo in disguise while on the Togokhan plane.

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** Cruncher Block gets this look is shocked when he realizes that Haruko is actually Taejo in disguise while on the Togokhan plane.



** Every single shot of Royalton's face from the moment the spearhook is revealed on-camera till the end of the film.

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** Every single shot of Royalton's face from the moment the spearhook is revealed on-camera till until the end of the film.



* PapaWolf: As the above "Non-ja" learned, you do NOT mess with Pops Racer's kids. EVER.

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* PapaWolf: As Harm one of Pops's sons, and you will be sent flying through a window. Just ask the above "Non-ja" learned, you do NOT mess with Pops Racer's kids. EVER.''non-ja''.
16th Oct '16 4:04:29 PM gjjones
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: 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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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: 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.
16th Oct '16 3:39:40 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* AbnormalAmmo: The vikings have a beehive catapult and Snake Oiler has a snake catapult.



* TheFilmOfTheSeries: Of ''Anime/SpeedRacer''.



* {{Flashback}}: A good bit during the first race, as Speed and family recall pivotal moments in their lives.

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* {{Flashback}}: {{Flashback}}:
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A good bit during the first race, as Speed and family recall pivotal moments in their lives.



** Taejo delivers one to Cruncher Block after realizing that he disguised himself as Haruko during the last leg of the Casa Cristo.

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** Taejo delivers one to Cruncher Block after realizing that he while disguised himself as Haruko during the last leg of the Casa Cristo.



* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoisted By Her Own Petard]]: 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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* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoisted By Her Own Petard]]: HoistByHisOwnPetard: 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.



-->'''Inspector Detector:''' "If you change your mind...!"
-->'''Pops:''' "Keep your card, Chief Inspector."
* MythologyGag: In the anime, Racer X always holds himself back so his younger brother can win the race. The movie does this backwards during the opening action sequence, when Speed deliberately loses to Rex's RacingGhost.
** Speed ''knows'' that no one else could beat his time, so he is giving Rex immortality, in a sense.

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-->'''Inspector Detector:''' "If If you change your mind...!"
-->'''Pops:''' "Keep
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'''Pops:''' Keep
your card, Chief Inspector."
Inspector.
* MythologyGag: In the anime, Racer X always holds himself back so his younger brother can win the race. The movie does this backwards during the opening action sequence, when Speed deliberately loses to Rex's RacingGhost.
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RacingGhost. Speed ''knows'' that no one else could beat his time, so he is giving Rex immortality, in a sense.



* NonFatalExplosions: The cars all have a system called "Kwik-Save" that puts them in a protective foam bubble when they crash. [[SmugSnake Snake Oiler]] has a parachute.
** A failure in this system was blamed for the death of Rex Racer.

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* NonFatalExplosions: The cars all have a system called "Kwik-Save" that puts them in a protective foam bubble when they crash. [[SmugSnake Snake Oiler]] has a parachute.
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parachute. A failure in this system was blamed for the death of Rex Racer.



* TheRemake:
** TheFilmOfTheSeries: Of ''Anime/SpeedRacer''.

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* TheRemake:
** TheFilmOfTheSeries: Of ''Anime/SpeedRacer''.
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** RuleOfFun: Ditto.
* SaveTheDayTurnAway: Rex [[spoiler: 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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** * RuleOfFun: Ditto.
* SaveTheDayTurnAway: Rex [[spoiler: X [[spoiler:is really Rex, who faked his death death]] to assume the Racer X identity]].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.



** BulletTime

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** BulletTimeBulletTime, of course.



* SpikedWheels: Taken to an extreme, where... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifF3VGOuVjg&t=1m55s see here]].

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* SpikedWheels: Taken The FemmeFatale headhunters have these, which can even be remote controlled to an extreme, where... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifF3VGOuVjg&t=1m55s see here]].swordfight the shields installed on the Mach 5.



* StockScream: When Spritle and Chim-Chim are racing through Royalton Industries.



* TechnologyPorn

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* %%* TechnologyPorn



* ThrowingTheFight: Many of the races are fixed.

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* ThrowingTheFight: Many of the races are fixed. A good half of the racers are there just to deliberately sacrifice themselves in order to stop the ones not playing along.



* VillainousBreakdown: On the final lap of the Grand Prix...
--> '''Royalton:''' ''STOOOOOOOP HIIIIIIIM!!!!!!!''

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* VillainousBreakdown: VillainousBreakdown:
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On the final lap of the Grand Prix...
--> ---> '''Royalton:''' ''STOOOOOOOP HIIIIIIIM!!!!!!!''



* WeaponizedCar:
** All the cars have auto-jacks which allow them to hop around the track. There's also the illegal spearhook, an extendable clamp mounted on the undercarriage that grabs a nearby car and keeps it from driving off. This is mostly used for a TakingYouWithMe, since it's pretty hard to drag someone into an accident without ending up in it, too. [[spoiler:In the final race, this backfires on Cannonball Taylor since he still wants to win the race, so Speed is eventually able to break free and expose him as a cheater.]]
** 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.
** Racer X has numerous machine guns on his vehicle when rescuing Taejo.
** Cruncher Block's big rig has holes for the people in the cab to shoot out of and a missile launcher in the grill.



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Put into play during the Crucible when Snake Oiler, foiled in his attempts to beat Speed, pulls out a pistol and opens fire on him.
* WideEyedIdealist: Speed. After he realizes how dirty the sport is (thanks to a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech) he's reminded by Racer X that it doesn't matter, so long as the dirt doesn't rub off. In the end, Speed decides to ''make'' racing fit his ideal.
** He apparently succeeded, as he inspired everyone after he won.
-->'''Ben Burns:''' It's a whole new world, baby! It's a whole new world!
-->'''Inspector Detector:''' This will change everything.
-->'''Racer X:''' It already has.
* [[StockScream Wilhelm Scream]]: When Spritle and Chim-Chim are rummaging through Royalton Industries.

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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Put into play during the Crucible when Snake Oiler, foiled in his attempts to beat Speed, pulls out a pistol and opens fire on him.
him. This is obviously cheating, so he would have been disqualified even if Speed hadn't sent him flying off the cliff.
* WideEyedIdealist: Speed. After he realizes how dirty the sport is (thanks to a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech) he's reminded by Racer X that it doesn't matter, so long as the dirt doesn't rub off. In the end, Speed decides to ''make'' racing fit his ideal.
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ideal. He apparently succeeded, as he inspired everyone after he won.
-->'''Ben Burns:''' It's a whole new world, baby! It's a whole new world!
-->'''Inspector
world!\\
'''Inspector
Detector:''' This will change everything.
-->'''Racer
everything.\\
'''Racer
X:''' It already has.
* [[StockScream Wilhelm Scream]]: When Spritle and Chim-Chim are rummaging through Royalton Industries.
has.



* WorldOfHam

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25th Sep '16 1:22:57 PM gjjones
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* BigBad: E.P. Arnold Royalton is the main antagonist of the film.
7th Sep '16 12:29:52 PM eroock
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* BeeBeeGun: A bee hive is used as a weapon in-race.


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* FloatingAdviceReminder: The hero has such a moment towards the end.
25th Aug '16 8:04:26 PM gjjones
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* 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: {{Fingore}}: Cruncher Block attempts to do this to Taejo, but it doesn't work out as Racer X is able to rescue him.
25th Aug '16 8:04:10 PM gjjones
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* CementShoes: Cruncher Block wanted to use this method on Taejo, but he decided to use piranhas to try and eat Taejo's hand.
* ColdBloodedTorture: In his first appearance, Taejo is tortured by Cruncher Block and his gang.


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* 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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