Speed Racer ★★★★½

A technicolor dream. So artfully artificial that you become aware of its craft of the hands that went into every frame. The polar opposite of Lion King or Infinity War where an attempt at realism makes the whole film feel flat and empty, this is a real life action cartoon. Speed Racer embraces its flatness, everything looks fake but it feels real. Like peeking into an alternate universe. It’d also a Wachowski ass movie, fascinated by non-linear time and blurred identities. The first sequence in particular is a masterful example of the dream-like, emotive editing that Cloud Atlas focuses on. My head is still filled with color and light, a vision of cinema let loose.

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