Review – Speed Racer (2008)

by Richy Davies

“Go speed racer, Go”. For anyone old enough to remember the original cartoon Speed Racer, then these words will be comfortingly familiar. For the uninitiated, Speed Racer was a quirky children’s cartoon that first ran in the 1960‘s with a comeback in the 1990‘s, following the adventures of the eponymous Speed Racer. Each week Speed would compete in a race while also becoming inexplicably involved in a dastardly plan that usually managed to intersect the worlds of international terrorism and professional racing. Predictably, it would then rest on the shoulders of Speed Racer to thwart such plans and win the race, thus providing neat narrative closure and restoring some semblance of order to the Universe.

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