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May 9, 2008

TGITDNMAR (5/9/08)

It's that time again for TGITDNMAR, which (obviously) stands for Thank God It's The Day New Movies Are Released.

This is summer movie season?!?

Speed Racer and What Happens in Vegas
Um...no, and no.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 6%

Hey, don't shoot the messenger.


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Nick said...

I'm gonna go see Speed Racer here shortly... review up later tonight... though it'll help having a pretty girl sitting next to me (though unfortunately not a date... at least as far as I'm aware).

Jason Soto said...

What's wrong with Speed Racer?
-Jason

J.D. said...

Can't say I blame you.

But I will anyway.

Fletch said...

@ Jason - It just looks like it's intended for 8 year olds, which it may very well be. I never watched the cartoon and I don't think it looks all that great (full of bells and whisteles and expensive as it may be), and that was really all the appeal it would have had.

I'll be more than willing to admit I was wrong should I ever see it and like it.

@ Nick - enjoy your non-date. Though, you really ought to know if it is or not. If she's not your sister, your mom or your friend's girlfriend, it just might be a date.

Jason Soto said...

I guess I see where you're coming from. I still think it looks awesome and look forward to it. I kinda like the whole live-action-but-looks-cartoony feel, like with "Sin City".
-Jason

Evan Derrick said...

Um, Speed Racer is amazing. It is, hands down, the most fun I have ever had in a movie theater, ever. And no, I'm not exaggerating.

Watch it with the eyes of a 12 year old. It is the pure, innocent joy of a boy defying the laws of physics with his toy cars distilled and placed on film.

I walked out of the theater with an infectious grin on my face, and I haven't come down from my high yet. And I've never even seen the cartoon before! I'm going to see this again as soon as I can and as often as I can. Fletch, you MUST see it in the theater. Chances are you won't have the same exuberant reaction to it as I did, but the critics are 100% wrong on this.

Go to Speed Racer and remember what it felt like to be a boy when the world was your oyster and no one could tell you what you could and couldn't do.

GO SPEED RACER GO!

Nick said...

I agree with evan. It was the most fun I've ever had in a movie theater... at least the most fun in a very, very long time. The review is going up momentarily.

As for the non-date... it was just a friends thing. It wasn't a date. But it was so much fun.

joen05 said...

Why so harsh, Fletch? Just kidding. I just got home from work, and from the business where I was, What Happens in Vegas might outdo speed racer. But neither was a match for Iron Man tonight.

Matthew Lucas said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels this way about "Speed Racer." Half the blogs I go to are currently falling all over themselves about it and how evil the critics are for trashing it.

I still have to see it to review though, so I may yet change my mind. But I'm not excited about it.

Nick said...

matthew: I never watched the original cartoon, and I even had rather low expectations going in (though that could have helped), but I do have to say that I think the critics really did get it wrong this time.

Though, I hate most professional critics anyway, as they're usually snobby idiots who think they're better than everybody else when it comes to movie opinions.

whitney said...

Don't worry. 88 Minutes might still be theatres somewhere.

-Whitney
dearjesus.wordpress.com

Fletch said...

Nick/Evan: Okay, I respect your opinions enough to say I'll give it a try. The problem - Mrs. Fletch still doesn't, and has nausea problems to boot. I may have to fly solo on this one sometime.

Excellent point, Whitney. Both sound better than 88 Mins.

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

I watched the cartoon re-runs in the 90's and really liked it.

I don't want to see the movie because of the wild camera stuff. I great nauseous very easily. Plus, I'm not one for two hours of flashing lights and such. I get easily over stimulated.

As for Vegas? It looks so implausible. Why not just split the money right down the middle and be done with it?

DCMovieGirl said...

I saw Speed Racer.

While it's not as bad as you would think, it's not worth movie duckets, nor the obnoxious audiences you'll be sure to encounter.

It's just visually odd enough to warrant a rental.

But yeah, Kutcher and Diaz = NO.