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New Speed Racer Trailer Is Actually Pretty Cool

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Speed Racer & Racer X in a scene from the upcoming movie

Geez, I've heard rumors about trailers that were supposed to be playing in front of the extremely weak 10,000 B.C. before I went to see it and since. Everything from the new Iron Man trailer, The Incredible Hulk and The Dark Knight to this new Speed Racer trailer. I sat through the damned thing and didn't even have the satisfaction of seeing one single new trailer for anything coming out this year.

On the bright side, at least seeing the Indiana Jones trailer on the big screen finally managed to get me fired up about that one. :-)

In any case, here's a brand new trailer for Speed Racer, and I'll be damned if it doesn't actually look good to me! Now we all know that a great trailer does not a great movie make, but it's a much better omen than a crappy trailer in IMHO.

Check out the new trailer below.

This trailer makes the movie look like it'll be a bit more than just a giant video game. I especially loved the scene near the beginning of the trailer where the young Speed Racer is at his desk with his eyes closed making the "roaring crowd" sound. That was priceless and a fond memory to anyone who ever did that kind of daydreaming as a kid. :-)

If you want to see the two different international version trailers that came out recently head over to FirstShowing.net.

Between this, Iron Man and Indy 4, May is shaping up to be a heckuva month for movies this year!

Speed Racer opens on May 9th, 2008.

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