Thursday, August 02, 2007

Speed Racer

As I was leaving the supermarket yesterday, I heard a familiar song playing outside..."Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer, Go". I find a little girl riding on a mechanical toy car that didn't even look anything like the Mach 5 that Speed Racer drove, but the theme song sure brought back memories.

It was one of my favorite kids program along with "Scooby Doo", "Hair Bear Bunch", "The Monkees", "Banana Split", ...etc. Sorry, I'm sure most of you reading this post have no clue what these programs were about.

In any case, "Speed Racer, The Movie", will be coming out in May 2008 played by real people. I'm sorry, but using real people to play cartoon characters will just not work and ruin my wonderful memories of the cartoon.

As you can see in the photos above, Emile Hirsch who will be playing Speed Racer looks nothing like him. Why can't they just leave well enough lone.

- AV


Anonymous said...

Yeah, I know about Scooby-Doo but I am afraid that BIG scott is just not big enough to recall all of those other cartoons. I remember transformers, GI Joe, the Smurfs, etc , though ;).

And, I agree with you, turning a cartoon into a movie with real life characters takes away a lot from the movie.

Speaking of cartoons, I still need to see the Simpsons movie!

Take care, AV, hope you'll are enjoying the weekend.

AVCr8teur said...

Scott, I haven't seen The Simpsons either. Never got into Transformers, GI Joe, or the Smurfs though. I guess it's all timing.