“Speed Racer” promotes two vitally important values, that our families should be extremely important to us, and secondly that cheaters never prosper. It is unfortunate that the messages are sent via several violent scenes with the use of strong language, including a biblical profanity.
The movie is loaded with razzle dazzle and a lot of vivid colors and racing scenes. In fact, the special effects tend to take over in a few scenes. There are villains and heroes and a funny chimpanzee to boot. It’s an intense film, extremely so at times, and it’s unfortunate that we cannot award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to the movie. We wish it had been a bit tamer in the language and violence categories.