NOW UPDATED WITH HIGH RES IMAGES!! Go, SPEED RACER!! Go!!
Published at: Dec. 7, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST by merrick
The Powers That be have released considerably larger versions of the images that appeared in yesterday's USA Today; you can now have your brains filleted by The Wachowski Siblings in startling, high-res clarity!
That second-to-the-las picture...really looks like Mario Kart.
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Aiight, here we go....
Fasten your seat belts, zip your zippers, batten down the hatches, seal the airlocks, prime your weapons, double-check your DVR, stock up on essentials, pull the curtains, shine-up your Alpha-Omega warheads, put the dogs in their crates & keep your loved ones by your side (or the other way around, if that works better)...
Those Warner Bros. sorcerers are about to unleash their SPEED RACER marketing tempest.
The trailer is set tonight to appear on Entertainment Tonight. For those who aren't up to dealing with Mary Hart and Donnie Osmond, an online release of the material is assured. You might feel less dirty that way, and the trailer might seem less tainted.
It's a trippy trailer: enjoyable and enticing, revealing a film that'll be far funkier & more stylized than any of us initially perceived. It firmly reinforces a notion we all sensed (to some degree) already - The Wachowskis & Joel Silver are really quite insane. In a glorious, audacious sorta way.
To me...the trailer felt like a Hot Wheels commercial that was aggressively sodomized by ULTRAVIOLET (you know, that strange Milla Jovovich movie where everything looked brightly colored, rather off, and really high-def?) It's surreal...but it's cool. It's just...ah...whatever. Watch it...you'll probably have a lot of fun with it.
To lube us up for the coming of live action Speed, Trixie, and Racer X, some images of the film have been released to USA Today.