Sunday, November 30, 2008

Watch Movies Online - A Review of 'Speed Racer: The Movie'

I sat down the other night to watch a movie online and after searching for a few minutes decided on 'Speed Racer: The Movie'. This was not the latest live action adventure, but a set of three episodes from the television show that had been put together to make a full length (well, over an hour anyway) movie experience.

I had a great time watching this online. I must admit that it had been a long time since I sat down and watched a Speed Racer. I was probably still in Gr-animal matching clothes, but this movie/mini set of episodes took me back none the less. Fun!

It consisted of a single episode, 'The Car Haters' and a cliff hanger double episode. I think it was called 'The Mammoth Car'.

Watching the movie online not a bad experience at all. There were plenty of moments that I marveled at the inventive nature of the creators of this movie. They were definitely not bound by any conventions not doing something because it would not seem real. In fact, they stayed true to the setup of the whole movie. Yes, the Mammoth Car was 200 feet long, but once you got past that, it was all kept within reality. Anyone remember Super Train?

The plot lines, without giving too much away, I don't want to spoil the movie for you are as follows.

'The Car Haters' follows a girl who loves racing and her car hating Father. He hates cars because her brother was killed in a car wreck and now he won't let the kids dance and they have to clean up the grain mill to hold their dance in the next county. WAIT! That movie is 'Footloose' (not sure if that one is available to watch online or not, I better check). This guy won't let her race and spends a good deal of time riding his horse everywhere and I do mean everywhere, in one scene you can watch him ride over the car roofs of a traffic jam.

He also spends a large amount of time cracking his whip at Speed Racer and the Mach 5 (Speed's car in case you don't know). Eventually hatred gets the better of him and turns on itself. Watch it and find out what happens.

For my watching of 'The Mammoth Car' portion of the movie I got a real online treat. As stated earlier, the movie depicts the use of a 200 foot long car. Fortunately, there is a race about to start and any type of car can run in the race. Well, that worked out, didn't it?

The mammoth car the Mach 5 and a bunch of other are ready to go when suddenly...a police inspector shows up to check all the cars. 50 million (feel free to make a Dr. Evil face when you read this) in gold has been stolen. I wonder which car it is in? Maybe the one that's mammoth and could carry 50 million in gold. but what do I know I am just a guy who likes to watch movies online.

Anyway, the race gets underway and soon it is just down to Speed and the mammoth car. Oh, and Racer X (who is secretly Speeds older brother Rex. A fact they beat you over the head with while you are watching the movie.).

The good part is that you get to see the Mach 5 go through all of its paces. Without spoiling it, let's just say that there is a reason that the mammoth car team doesn't want any scratches on the car.

So, if you enjoy a fun movie online, you could do worse than Speed Racer: The Movie. It even got me interested in watching the live action movie now. I have not seen that one online yet, though.

Until next time, keeping watching movies online.

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