I don’t have much time for a post today. Which is odd, seeing as how it’s break week at school, so I should have more time. But I don’t, so there you have it. I will say that I watched Speed Racer last night. I’d heard a lot of bad about the movie, and so my expectations were quite low. You know what? The movie was great. It was a fun ride–silly, unrealistic cartoon action and zany eye candy. Family friendly, even. This is one that I think got a lot of scrutiny because of the Wachowskis–people went in expecting the next Matrix, and what they got was a top dollar animated TV show production. That sounds like it would be lame, but really–what it did for me was take a Saturday morning cartoon to the absolute extreme. What if the budget were so big, you could afford big name actors and top of the line special effects, but the basic plot stayed the same? That’s okay with me–I loved Saturday morning cartoons as a kid, and I loved this movie. Just don’t go in expecting your life to change, for crying out loud. Three stars. Add a half star if you’re watching it on blu-ray with a decent sound system. It’s a blast!