Like they did last year, The Tribeca Film Festival will feature at least one, giant blockbuster movie on their slate. Back in 2007, they opened the fest with Spider-Man 3. This time, however, they'll be closing with Speed Racer. The press release received by Cinematical also states that several cast members will be in attendance for the special screening, which will be held on Saturday, May 3 -- just about one week before the film opens theatrically. There will also be a screening at the Pace University Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. Of course, Cinematical will do all we can to see this film early and bring back word.
Speed Racer is one of those films that could go either way. Will people get too wrapped up in the dazzling special effects, as they seem to have already with the release of each trailer? Personally, and I've said this before, I think Speed Racer will be one trippy moviegoing experience. First off, the Wachowski Brothers are back -- and I'm sure they'll do some things we've never seen before. And secondly, the PG rating will guarantee a fun time for kids (who are more drawn in by visuals) and adults shouldn't take this flick too seriously. The Wachowskis aren't messing with the friggin' Holy Bible here -- it's Speed Racer. An old cartoon. Have fun. I know I will.
Speed Racer officially hits theaters on May 9.