Another pleasant boomer/Gen X collective childhood memory ruined by postmodern Hollywood:
MAYBE every generation gets its own “Tron.”
“Speed Racer” comes to us from the creators of “The Matrix,” and as my cerebral cortex was reeling from the onslaught of its jelly-belly colors and “Lucy in the Sky” graphics, I wondered if there was some parallel universe where it might be considered an entertaining experience. Maybe Japan?
This adventurously awful film is awful in many ways at once.
Or to paraphrase this extremely perceptive media critic duo, this film sucks–but it sucks in ways we’ve never seen before. It sucks in new and unusual ways–especially once you get past its Tron-on-acid visuals.