Saturday, May 17, 2008

Go, Speed Racer, Go!

What can I say?

It's a dizzying kaleidoscope of colors. Fast action, and a touch of humour!!!Makulay ang buhay ika nga. Watched the movie with Diego as my date after our dentist appointment the other day.

This live action "Speed Racer" is an English adaptation of the Japanese anime Mach GoGoGo (マッハGoGoGo, Mahha GōGōGō) which centered in automobile racing (more on Wikipedia) . Mach GoGoGo was first created and designed by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida as a manga series in the 1960s and made the jump to TV as an anime series in 1967.
The 2008 movie adaptation showcased the kind of revolutionary visual effects and cutting-edge story-telling of the Wachowski Brothers (creators of the Matrix trilogy). I swear, the scenes would literally take you breath away (well, my breath, that is..). One just had to be keen in understanding the storyline because there are a lot of storytelling in between as well as flashbacks. Diego sat through the movie with eyes glued to the screen! We would laugh at certain scenes as well. Too bad we were not ale to watch it at IMAX. Wow, siguro duling-duling na kami nun! hehe!

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