Thursday, May 8, 2008

Throwback Thursday: Go, Speed!

Narrator: Tabitha of The Pairabirds

Everything old is new again. Which is why Speed Racer is back. As you may know, the Speed Racer live action movie premieres this week. I'm a fan of the cultish, cheesy original cartoon. A part of me wants to see this movie and a part of me is worried that it will be terrible. I feel that, as a fan of the original, I should go see it. If not for the fact that it is Speed Racer, at least for the fact that Rain is in it. I first saw Rain in Full House (not DJ's Full House), the Korean Drama version of the comic of the same name. And, I'm also curious to see how they portray Trixie.

Christina Ricci doesn't remind me of Trixie. Trixie was pretty much a pushover in the cartoon. Speed's special groupie. He did treat her pretty trashy. If you watch any of the episodes, you'll notice him yelling at her to stop talking him, pushing her out of the car, and flirting with other girls right in front of her face.

Ricci has more of a sinister look. I think Ricci's presence as Trixie will at least give the character some backbone. But, everytime I see Christina Ricci, I think of evil or a character in Soundgarden's video to Blackhole Sun.

To commemorate the original (and complete ignore the new Nickelodeon Speed Racer cartoon, blah), here is one of the best theme songs in history. Go Speed!


High Desert Diva said...

Haven't thought about Speed Racer in years!

Go Speed Racer
go Speed Racer
Speed Racer

oh yeah

Kellybot said...

Sponge does a cover of this - it's awesome!