History YMMV / SpeedRacer

18th Jun '17 12:32:22 PM cartoonfan945
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* HilariousInHindsight: The GRX from "The Fastest Car In The World" has a top speed of 250 mph and requires drivers to take a special drug to handle the speed. 250 mph is the approximate top speed of the Bugatti Veyron which has been driven that fast without any ill effects. In fact, when it was first shown on ''Series/TopGear'', the presenter who first took it to said top speed was James "Captain Slow" May.

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The GRX from "The Fastest Car In The World" has a top speed of 250 mph and requires drivers to take a special drug to handle the speed. 250 mph is the approximate top speed of the Bugatti Veyron which has been driven that fast without any ill effects. In fact, when it was first shown on ''Series/TopGear'', the presenter who first took it to said top speed was James "Captain Slow" May.May.
** Speed's/Go's Japanese voice actor Katsuji Mori would later play another energetic character who likes being fast, ans supports the number 5.



* NightmareFuel: There was a scene from one of the episodes of "The Most Dangerous Race" where Trixie has a nightmare where she runs up to Speed from behind, and he turns around and he's a ''[[http://i.imgur.com/54sUkoA.jpg snarling blue faced demon with nasty sharp pointy teeth]]''... Who gets set ''on FIRE''.
** While mainly nameless extras, racers die ''a lot'' in this series. And apparently this is the norm. Because the anime came from the Sixties, depressingly, [[TruthInTelevision it actually kind of was.]]
*** "The Car Hater" has a scene where ''normal citizens'' get involved in horrific crashes (sometimes even catching on fire) because some thugs were paid to sabotage many cars.
27th May '17 8:18:15 PM BKelly95
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* HilariousInHindsight: The GRX from "The Fastest Car In The World" has a top speed of 250 mph and requires drivers to take a special drug to handle the speed. 250 mph is the approximate top speed of the Bugatti Veyron which has been driven that fast without any ill effects. In fact, when it was first shown on ''Series/TopGear'', the presenter who first took it to said top speed was James "Captain Slow" May.
10th May '17 9:47:38 PM ghidorah15
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The whole soundtrack, but especiall [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Ppk66I8J4&feature=PlayList&p=72D37D7679AAB793&index=7 Reboot]], played during the final race in which Speed [[spoiler: restarts his car from being burned out during the race and comes from dead last to first place]]. The track combines and recreates old pieces of the original ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' soundtrack with a more modern and high-tech feel, with a bit of chorus in the background, culminating in the ''perfect'' musical accompaniment for Speed's main SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The whole soundtrack, but especiall especially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Ppk66I8J4&feature=PlayList&p=72D37D7679AAB793&index=7 Reboot]], played during the final race in which Speed [[spoiler: restarts his car from being burned out during the race and comes from dead last to first place]]. The track combines and recreates old pieces of the original ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' soundtrack with a more modern and high-tech feel, with a bit of chorus in the background, culminating in the ''perfect'' musical accompaniment for Speed's main SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.
7th May '17 11:01:10 AM ghidorah15
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* ItWasHisSled: [[LukeIAmYourFather Racer X is Speed's brother]]. This was [[spoiler:almost convincingly]] subverted in TheMovie, [[spoiler:making the DoubleSubversion at the end all the more juicy.]]

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* ItWasHisSled: [[LukeIAmYourFather Racer X is Speed's brother]]. This was [[spoiler:almost [[spoiler: almost convincingly]] subverted in TheMovie, [[spoiler:making the DoubleSubversion at the end all the juicier (and more juicy.]]heartbreaking)]].
7th May '17 10:58:38 AM ghidorah15
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Ppk66I8J4&feature=PlayList&p=72D37D7679AAB793&index=7 Reboot]], played during the final race in which Speed [[spoiler:restarts his car from being burned out during the race and comes from dead last to first place.]] The song combines and recreates old pieces of the original ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' soundtrack with a more modern and high-tech feel, with a bit of chorus in the background, culminating in the ''perfect'' musical accompaniment for Speed's main SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The whole soundtrack, but especiall [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Ppk66I8J4&feature=PlayList&p=72D37D7679AAB793&index=7 Reboot]], played during the final race in which Speed [[spoiler:restarts [[spoiler: restarts his car from being burned out during the race and comes from dead last to first place.]] place]]. The song track combines and recreates old pieces of the original ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' soundtrack with a more modern and high-tech feel, with a bit of chorus in the background, culminating in the ''perfect'' musical accompaniment for Speed's main SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.
25th Feb '17 3:16:29 PM Animeking1108
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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Part of the reason why the movie didn't do too well is because it tried to keep the campy tone of the original series.
25th Dec '16 12:48:28 AM rjd1922
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* VindicatedByHistory: As the years have gone on, the film has found several defenders and even a decent sized fanbase, with even Time Magazine and Den of Geek looking back at the film as being underappreciated, and is sometimes even compared to works like ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld and PacificRim in terms of quality.
* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Courtesy of Creator/DigitalDomain[[note]] And SonyPicturesImageworks, Creator/CafeFX, Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic, Creator/RisingSunPictures, {{BUF}} [[Creator/FilmRoman and]] [[Creator/CompositeImageSystems other]] [[Creator/PacificTitle companies]][[/note]]

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* VindicatedByHistory: As the years have gone on, the film has found several defenders and even a decent sized fanbase, with even Time Magazine and Den of Geek looking back at the film as being underappreciated, and is sometimes even compared to works like ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' and PacificRim ''Film/PacificRim'' in terms of quality.
* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Courtesy of Creator/DigitalDomain[[note]] Creator/DigitalDomain.[[note]] And SonyPicturesImageworks, Creator/SonyPicturesImageworks, Creator/CafeFX, Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic, Creator/RisingSunPictures, {{BUF}} [[Creator/FilmRoman and]] [[Creator/CompositeImageSystems other]] [[Creator/PacificTitle companies]][[/note]]
1st Dec '16 12:55:22 AM LDragon2
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* VindicatedByHistory: As the years have gone on, the film has found several defenders and even a decent sized fanbase, with even Time Magazine and Den of Geek looking back at the film as being underappreciated, and is sometimes even compared to works like ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld and PacificRim in terms of quality.
18th Jul '16 6:38:11 PM HotHead1987
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** The Nintendo DS version is pretty good too.
28th May '16 11:00:01 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* NarmCharm: The English dub. It may make everyone a MotorMouth, and be full of all kinds of weird [[VerbalTic verbal tics]]... and yet, the show wouldn't be nearly as beloved as it is without the corny acting.

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The English dub. It may make everyone a MotorMouth, and be full of all kinds of weird [[VerbalTic verbal tics]]... and yet, the show wouldn't be nearly as beloved as it is without the corny acting.acting.
** The narration dramatically reveals Racer X's true identity (it's Speed's brother!!) practically OnceAnEpisode, which goes from [[ViewersAreGoldfish annoying and slightly patronizing]] to ridiculously funny after about the fourth or fifth time it happens.
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