With a budget of $120 mil, Speed Racer might be the most expensive art film ever made. Like the Matrix Trilogy and V for Vendetta it has a lot on its mind, only this time the Wachowski's want you to really listen. They're using bright colors and willfully unrealistic CGI in much the same way that Bertolt Brecht used harsh lighting and spoken stage directions to alienate the audience and make them aware that they are being messaged. Like Godard they are taking the conventions of pop cinema and turning them against the audience. There is no way you can walk out of this film and not be thinking about corporate greed, good v. bad CGI and studio filmmaking. Even 12 year olds are certain to come out of this film a little more woke than when they went in.