History YMMV / SpeedRacer

27th Apr '16 3:10:35 PM dRoy
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* VindicatedByHistory: Upon the film's release in 2008, it was both a critical and commercial bomb. However, as more and more people have discovered the film in bargain bins, many are now hailing it as one of the most faithful adaptations ever, extremely fun, and with groundbreaking visuals. Indeed, its anime-esque visual style is even beginning to appear again in films that would by released several years later, such as ''Film/ScottPilgrim'', ''Film/SuckerPunch'', ''Film/TronLegacy'', and to an extent, ''Film/PacificRim''.
** The film has also influenced a big-budget blockbuster franchise. It was after proving that bright, high-energy, almost cartoon-like action would work in live-action film that Creator/GenndyTartakovsky was tapped to storyboard ''Film/IronMan2'' because his personal style is very much like that seen in ''Speed Racer''.
19th Apr '16 4:04:46 PM lilpurplebird
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*** "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.
16th Apr '16 3:48:23 PM Kytseo
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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: The Nintendo Wii video game is considered a pretty good ''VideoGame/FZero'' knockoff.
16th Apr '16 3:45:13 PM Kytseo
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* SpiritualAdaptation: It's, arguably, just as viable an adaptation of ''VideoGame/FZero'' as it is of ''Anime/SpeedRacer''.
4th Apr '16 1:50:47 AM Ramona122003
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* TheScrappy: With the possible exception of the Casa Cristo fight scene (''maybe'' there wasn't another way for them to get out of that mess), the movie would've been just fine without Spritle and the monkey.
** Snake Oiler is one of the whiniest and most annoying villains to appear onscreen. Though granted, that's likely the point.

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* TheScrappy: With the possible exception of the Casa Cristo fight scene (''maybe'' there wasn't another way for them to get out of that mess), the movie would've been just fine without Spritle and the monkey.
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Snake Oiler is one of the whiniest and most annoying villains to appear onscreen. Though granted, that's likely the point.
4th Apr '16 1:47:00 AM Ramona122003
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* CreatorsPet: The producers grossly overestimated how much the bulk of the audience would like Spritle.
29th Feb '16 9:20:23 AM ReveriePlanetarian
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** While mainly nameless extras, racers die ''a lot'' in this series. And apparently this is the norm.

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** 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.]]
31st Jan '16 9:19:07 PM ReyKenobi
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* {{Woolseyism}}: The "ninjas" were changed to "Assassins" in the dub. Which is actually correct.

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* {{Woolseyism}}: The "ninjas" were changed to "Assassins" in the dub. Which is actually correct.correct, given their role in history.
15th Jan '16 1:15:56 PM Josef5678
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* {{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...
3rd Oct '15 3:10:32 PM lilpurplebird
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** While mainly nameless extras, racers die ''a lot'' in this series. And apparently this is the norm.
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