Magical Movie Moments - Speed Racer  

Posted by Linda Keilbart Scanlan in , ,

Some movies in life you just have to go-with-the-flow of it until you catch on to what the writers and director are shooting for. Speed Racer was that way for me...or maybe I was just slow catching on.

I liken Speed Racer to "Tron" that came out in the '80s. Tron was the newest technology for my generation when it came out. Speed Racer, with all of its computer antics, has much of the same "wow" factor for today's generation.

Going from past to present to set the tone and the plot for the movie, Speed Racer is a story of family loyalty and following the dream that lives within.

"The story begins with Speed Racer who is a young man with natural racing instincts whose goal is to win The Crucible, a cross-country car racing rally that took the life of his older brother, Rex Racer. Speed is loyal to the family business, run by his parents Pops and Mom. Pops designed Speed's car, the Mach 5. The owner of Royalton Industries makes Speed a lucrative offer, Speed rejects the offer, angering the owner. Speed also uncovers a secret that top corporate interests, including Royalton, are fixing races and cheating to gain profit. With the offer to Speed denied, Royalton wants to ensure that Speed will not win races. Speed finds support from his parents and his girlfriend Trixie and enters The Crucible in a partnership with his one-time rival, Racer X, seeking to rescue his family's business and the racing sport itself. Written by Anthony Pereyra {} (

With computer generated scenes, the story of Speed Racer can go far beyond the norm of Nascar racing. Phenomenal scenes of flipping, jumping, soaring cars will have any child oohing and ahhing over the outcome of the race.

Be sure to watch this one from the moment it starts or you could be lost in the story line.

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