History Film / SpeedRacer

3rd Feb '16 4:47:44 AM PhysicalStamina
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** Rain[[note]] a Korean pop star, with whom Steven Colbert has established a one-sided feud. And also appeared on the show long enough to beat Colbert at Dance Dance Revolution. He was actually asked to star in the Ninja Assassin film after his fight scene in Speed Racer was positively received.[[/note]] as Taejo. [[note]]It's like the screenwriters got together and asked, 'Now that we have Rain, how many fangirl moments can we give him?' He's first seen bleeding and with a ripped silky shirt, later with no shirt, in a dress, kicking bad guy ass, and finally in a tuxedo. Hm.[[/note]]
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** Rain[[note]] a Korean pop star, with whom Steven Stephen Colbert has established a one-sided feud. And also appeared on the show long enough to beat Colbert at Dance Dance Revolution. He was actually asked to star in the Ninja Assassin film after his fight scene in Speed Racer was positively received.[[/note]] as Taejo. [[note]]It's like the screenwriters got together and asked, 'Now that we have Rain, how many fangirl moments can we give him?' He's first seen bleeding and with a ripped silky shirt, later with no shirt, in a dress, kicking bad guy ass, and finally in a tuxedo. Hm.[[/note]]
15th Jan '16 1:17:16 PM Josef5678
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X Meets Y does not belong on work pages
* {{Stripperific}}: Despite playing the hero's love interest and all-around PuritySue, Christina Ricci's Trixie tends to dress like a femme fatale. This is most notable during her date in the Mach 5 with Speed. That red dress...

* XMeetsY: Averted. Just because it's directed by The Wachowski Bros. doesn't automatically make it "''The Matrix with ____''". The game, on the other hand, plays this straight, as it is "[[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} F-Zero GX]] meets Speed Racer". This is partly why it's actually pretty good, [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames unlike a lot of movie-based games]]. It helps that the Wii didn't have an VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} game.
30th Dec '15 5:10:16 AM ryanasaurus0077
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Spoiler violation
* [[spoiler:ThatManIsDead: Rex. A TearJerker that he chose not to reveal himself to his family.]]
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* [[spoiler:ThatManIsDead: Rex.ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:Rex. A TearJerker that he chose not to reveal himself to his family.]]
5th Nov '15 5:52:36 PM nombretomado
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** The "non-ja" has a [[RanmaOneHalf P-chan]] dangle on his car keys.
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** The "non-ja" has a [[RanmaOneHalf [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf P-chan]] dangle on his car keys.
12th Aug '15 8:10:14 PM MechWarrior
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* SaveTheDayWalkAway: 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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* SaveTheDayWalkAway: SaveTheDayTirmAway: 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.
12th Aug '15 8:07:46 PM MechWarrior
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* SeriousBusiness: Even more so than in the anime. Auto racing is the most popular and most noble sport in the world, there's coverage in multiple languages (which in RealLife doesn't happen at most sporting events that aren't the Olympics, admittedly including Formula One), and the outcomes of races have far-reaching effects on the global economy. This is because the "Big Five" corporations fix races to drive up or down the price of their own stock as suits their own {{plan}}s. If Royalton's largesse is any indication, those Big Fives ''do'' have a major effect on the global economy.
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* SeriousBusiness: Even more so than in the anime. Auto racing is the most popular and most noble sport in the world, there's coverage in multiple languages (which in RealLife doesn't happen at most sporting events that aren't the Olympics, admittedly including Formula One), and the outcomes of races have far-reaching effects on the global economy. This is because the "Big Five" corporations fix races to drive up or down the price of their own stock as suits their own {{plan}}s.[[ThePlan plans]]. If Royalton's largesse is any indication, those Big Fives ''do'' have a major effect on the global economy.
12th Aug '15 7:58:25 PM MechWarrior
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* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoisted By Her Own Petard]]: The female member of the Barbarian team (y'know, the ones that were ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny 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]]: The female member of the Barbarian team (y'know, the ones that were ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny ''[[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.
19th Jul '15 1:41:17 PM Discar
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Description probably needs a bit more fluff, maybe a brief "back of box" style summary, but this will do for now.
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An outrageous visual spectacle, the movie did not attempt to make any apologies for the implausibilities or cliches of the original, instead merely using them to show insane, over-the-top brightly colored race car action sequences.
9th Jul '15 11:07:49 AM randomtroper89
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** The film is actually a pretty good study on well-handled exposition. {{Infodump}}s are done visually, essentially via the use of {{Manatee Gag}}s, and with IdiosyncraticWipes (often involving the face of the character being exposited about) to lead both into and out of the cut-away.
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** The film is actually a pretty good study on well-handled exposition. {{Infodump}}s are done visually, essentially via the use of {{Manatee {{Cutaway Gag}}s, and with IdiosyncraticWipes (often involving the face of the character being exposited about) to lead both into and out of the cut-away.
7th Jul '15 7:28:19 PM nombretomado
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* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Twisted around the viewer, since Racer X is [[spoiler: Rex Racer]], but when Speed Racer meets him on the empty track, he's played by a [[spoiler: [[{{Lost}} random guy]] courtesy of MagicPlasticSurgery]].
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* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Twisted around the viewer, since Racer X is [[spoiler: Rex Racer]], but when Speed Racer meets him on the empty track, he's played by a [[spoiler: [[{{Lost}} [[Series/{{Lost}} random guy]] courtesy of MagicPlasticSurgery]].
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