‘Speed Racer’ Goes

April 28th, 2008 // 2 Comments

Is anyone else excited for this brightly colored mess? Speed Racer received its world premiere at LA’s Nokia Theater. The Wachowski Brothers (brother and sister’s?) latest flick is a hyper-stylized remake of the Tatsuo Yoshida anime from the 1960s.

The premiere had the famous Mach 5 racecar on hand for celebs to pose in front of.

The flick stars Emile Hirsch as well, Speed Racer, Christina Ricci as his girlfriend Trixie, Matthew Fox as Racer X, and John Goodman and Susan Sarandon as his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Racer (?).

Is that the kid from Jerry Maguire? Does he know Tom Cruise’s crazy weighs eight pounds?

A lot of J. Harvey’s friends are giving him the business for wanting to see this, but J. Harvey is a total geek and is easily entranced by flashy things. And this is flashy! Of course, snowglobes and Christmas tree ornaments can pretty much fulfill the same purpose.

Photos: Getty Images/WENN/BauerGriffinOnline.com

29 more photos from the Speed Racer world premiere featuring Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Rick Schroeder, Karina Smirnoff, Holly Vallance, Minka Kelly, Scott Porter, Jonathan Lipnciki, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Dohring, Alex O’Loughlin, Jon Voight, Emmy Rossum and Rain are after the jump.

Photos: Getty Images/WENN/BauerGriffinOnline.com

By J. Harvey
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  1. Persistent Cat

    Normally I wouldn’t want to see a film like this but seeing the trailer in HD makes me want to. But on blu-ray.

  2. Piper

    Didn’t they abuse animals when they were making this film?

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