Although the Wachowski’s Speed Racer movie does seem slavishly devoted to the original anime, obviously the one big change is that Speed Racer trades in his Mach 6 car at some point for the Mach 6. I actually don’t approve of this, because the show is predicated on the pun between the English word “Go” and the Japanese word “Go,” which means “Five,” and I’m an elitist asshole. However, the Wachowskis seem to have forgotten to ask my opinion.
On the plus side, the Mach 6 does look reasonably cool; here’s it in regular toy form…
And with its weapons out.
I can’t help but thing if Spridle and Chim-chim were in the trunk during that transformation, they would be ground into a fine paste, which makes me happy. Also, Speed Racer had the coolest Hot Wheels track I’ve ever seen, which I promise I’ll show later.