Racer X's uniform

Topic started by GMan on Sept. 30, 2008. Last post by GMan 6 years ago.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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Isn't weird that no one ever noticed that Racer X's uniform has the same design as the Mach V?   Hmmm...

Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
How dare you question the realism of Speed Racer?! Next thing you'll be saying that you CAN'T load springs in the bottom of a vehicle to make it flip over other cars! ;)
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I gotta read the mangas (they're still sealed).  In the (pretty bad) comic series in the 80s (from NOW Comics), they tried saying the G on Speed's shirt was for Gregory.  Not sure if that's the case.  They also said that Pops adopted Speed and Rex (and Spridle too).
Post by ethan (887 posts) See mini bio Level 15
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How does Speed Racer stack up against Akira?  Or Fists of the Northstar?  I hear there are no tentacles in Speed Racer.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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I think Akira is overrated.  I should probably watch it again.  It was good and all but it hasn't inspired me to watch it more than once.  Guess I should give it another try.  Speed Racer may not be the greatest anime out there but it's probably the first I saw as a kid.  So for that it has a special place for me.
Post by coonce (151 posts) See mini bio Level 15
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i think his outfit would look better on cowboy beebop!

*i don't know anything about anime ;)*
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Ha ha.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Y'know...you watch Akira because you want a hard, dark, sci-fi story and action. You don't watch Speed Racer for any of that, you watch Speed Racer for good clean cheesy black-hat-vs-white-hat fun. Also, I liked the Speed Racer movie-- I think the critics had stupid expectations due to the attachment of the Wachowski brothers.

But don't get me started on Fist of the North Star. >_<
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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I thought the Speed Racer movie was like porn for the eyeballs.  There was so much visually going on. I did like it.  I'm a huge fan and didn't mind that it wasn't the perfect film.  It was entertaining.  It was like watching a live action cartoon.  I'd love for a sequel but with the lackluster box office sales, I doubt that'd ever happen.

How about a Racer X movie with Matthew Fox showing him taking on the evil guys and kicking butt?
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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So maybe the obviousness of the costume is why he decided to change his look in the movie.

On a side note, my five year old daughter said, "Oh, is that why his name is Racer X because his name is Rex?"

Even a five year old can see through his thin disguise.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Mm, delicious terrible fight scene. Must eat.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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I thought the fight scene (like the rest of the movie) was like an anime come to life.  I liked the streak lines.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
That movie is so under-appreciated. If I ever have kids I'm going to make them watch it.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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Yeah, me and my daughter watched it again (on Blu-ray, natch) a couple weekends ago.  This time I made sure to point out Peter Fernandez to her.  It was cool when she recognized the Mammoth Car being in it.
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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gia said:
"How dare you question the realism of Speed Racer?! Next thing you'll be saying that you CAN'T load springs in the bottom of a vehicle to make it flip over other cars! ;)"
Oh spring loaded car jacks are indeed possible.  I have them on my Element.  I often do some car-fu fighting on the way to the office.
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