The summer movie season has its first bona fide bomb with this big-screen update of the strange cartoon. The Wachowski brothers cast Emile Hirsch as the lead character, and thats about all they do right. The movie is a disjointed mess, a constant barrage of uninteresting computer animation that makes the action hard to follow. The plot involves Speed Racers family trying to avoid evil corporate sponsorship and remain a family racing organization. Thats right: Its a family film about the evils of corporate sponsorship. You know these kids today: They cant get enough of that corporate world shit! The best thing about the movie is the chimp, who is pretty gosh-darned cute. Otherwise, Speed Racer
is an unholy mess.