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The first bomb of the "summer" box office season!

Speed Racer barely took in $20 million at the U.S. Box Office this past weekend.

The film reportedly took in $20.2 million, but rival studios think Warner Bros. is lying about that number, so they can claim a second place finish.

Iron Man came in first for a second weekend in a row, taking in $50.5 mill.

And, the Ashton Kutcher / Cameron Diaz flick, What Happens In Vegas came in third (or possibly second) with $19.7 million.

We hope WB isn't lying about Speed's take. That would be soooo shady!

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131 comments to “Even WORSE Than Expected”

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  1. Megan says – reply to this


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    What Happens in Vegas was actually a pretty good movie. It was predictable.. but good!

  2. Paul says – reply to this


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    Speed Racer Rocks.

  3. tash says – reply to this


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    dumb

  4. hainje says – reply to this


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    get over dissing this movie perez…did you go see it? what have you really been in? besides your lame ass VH1 show and a Simple Plan video?…really Simple Plan? lol and nice clothes line…you can no longer say shit about Beyonce, LC, or even Heidi Ho-Tag's clothing line

  5. Laurel says – reply to this


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    Poor Emile. I really like the W brothers.

  6. tart says – reply to this


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    This is a GOOD FILM. Fuck whatever Perez says, who HASN'T SEEN IT and go see it!

  7. Michelle says – reply to this


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    Wow…. That sucks
    2nd?

  8. t says – reply to this


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    wow

  9. assclownin says – reply to this


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    this movie looks absolutely fucking ridiculous

  10. .... says – reply to this


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    Oh Well.

  11. Brad T says – reply to this


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    What is your problem with Speed Racer, you pathetic fat cunt?
    Why did you want it to do badly at the box office, and why do you keep going on about it?
    It came in second. That is not shocking, and it even beat the new Cameron Diaz film.

    I have not seen Speed Racer, and I don't plan to, but I still don't understand what your problem is.

  12. narcissus says – reply to this


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    second!!

  13. baby merv says – reply to this


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    i love baby merv!

  14. Brad says – reply to this


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    It'd be shady, but it's done all the time. When a film's only one or two million away from a barrier ($20 million, 30, 40, etc), they'll usually round up to make that first impression sound better.

  15. Steve says – reply to this


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    It can't be that bad. Can it???

  16. as says – reply to this


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    10

  17. Robert says – reply to this


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    Not even Twilight could have saved this movie.

  18. Jade says – reply to this


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    See thats just it, people dont know a good movie when they see one. Speed Racer was one of the best movies I've seen this year.

    I am proud to say my money was counted among that 20(.2) million!

  19. paco says – reply to this


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    why do you care so much for this?

  20. Kelly says – reply to this


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    All the movies this year SUCKED BIG TIME. Just awful. But that speed racer even sounds worst.

    Why are all the movies aimed toward men or should I say BOYS?

  21. Billy X. O'Brien says – reply to this


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    omg. perez! I still love him. You know he played a restless american soul in his last film (underplayed, totally respected) and next he plays some kind of gay, next to sean penn's gay mayor of america, Harvey Milk. Come on, hate the film, love the actor. In no time, when you totally are licking the MILK, you will want us to forget what you did to this young actor. Right?

  22. chriscanuck says – reply to this


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    perez .. why do you hate the Speed Racer filmmakers so much? I saw it last night and like it alot. Cheesy Japanese anime come to life. It's supposed to be bad .. so bad it's good. Get it?

  23. Derek says – reply to this


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    You should go see the movie before talking trash about it. It is actually a great film…..a true pop spectacle. The visuals are unlike anything seen before.

  24. mega says – reply to this


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    Iron Man was amazing! and I'm 40! Speed Racer totally sucked (had to take my kids - on Mother's Day too) but I think it is the type of film that will do well overseas. SpeedRacer had to be the worst film I've seen all year.

  25. marie says – reply to this


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    the speed racer movie is really good, don't judge until you see because yeah the preview looked silly, and the first 8 minutes looks very sesame street, but once you hit the first race, its the shite! what is it that people got against color? and not to rip iron man which i've seen, it seems like the entire media is so against a colorful movie, and wants us to be depressed. most movies use the same depressing color scheme, blacks, whites, grays, browns and iron man is no exception. and iron man comes off as propaganda, i mean afghanistan? the only person who can defest terrorism is iron man? speed racer is a color fest, and it really is alot to take in, but isn't life in color? and the story is anti-capitalist, (reviews have actually called it this) which i guess doesn't work with the media conglomerates that run the studios. all of wachowski's movies are along these lines, but they get ripped by the pro-war iron man, yes its pro-war, and that america can dominate granted we build a super suit that only we have access to, please open your minds and see speed racer before the shite talking.

  26. Shura says – reply to this


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    Perez, please please please go see the fucking movie already before you say how much it sucks.
    It's an AMAZING MOVIE. GO SEE IT!

  27. lo says – reply to this


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    the guy looks like leonardo.. hot! who is he?

  28. Kinda Hateful says – reply to this


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    I really have to wonder if your constant venom for this movie played a small part in it's less-than-thrilling opening. I doubt it was gonna be a smash and I had no interest in it, but you raked this thing over the coals.

    It's weird…if it's not your thing, then why be so aggressively negative? Is that because a lot of your readers are aggressively negative and you need to give them something to vent over?

    Anyways, I myself have zero interest in seeing the film, but I just don't see the point in carrying a vendetta…it's kinda sad.

  29. Zip says – reply to this


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    Let me tell you what Warner is up to by lying about the box office numbers fo Speed Racer. If they can claim that Speed Racer is no. 2 at the box office, they will attempt to spin it in ads and claim that it is the number 1 family film in America as a marketing ploy to deceive the public…studios do it all the time so you'll believe that a film which is actually number 2 or lower, is really number 1 at the box office: Can you picture the producers of Everything Stays In Vegas duping people by saying it is the number 1 comedy in America? Well, technically it is, but your ears hear number 1 movie–it's a subtle form of sublminal brainwashing. However, it will serve Warner Brothers right, for lying about their Speed Racer B.O. numbers, if the producers behind Iron Man offer them no mercy and claim the title of the number 1 family film for themselves!!!

  30. Nathiest says – reply to this


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    Ask anyone whom see this flick and they'll tell you "I Loved it!". Why it did so bad? Iron-Man duh!!!

  31. calm down says – reply to this


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    Re: Kelly – calm down . sooner or later they'll bring out same lame chick flick you can enjoy , but will flop just as bad or worse then speed racer .

  32. I'm so over you Perez! says – reply to this


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    I used to like this website but there are too many things that are just plain weird. Perez you are too biased and it has made you lose your credibililty. Without any credibility, you are just a joke.

    How could you say that this movie is bad? I suspect that you have an agenda that we don't know about. Why would you try to influence the public to have a negative opinion of such a good movie. This website has become sickening to me. Perez, you spew like you are in junior high school. There is no rhyme or reason to your thoughts and opinions. Not a bit of intellectuality in between the lines that are written…just a non-stop flow of negativity.

    Why bother?

  33. !? says – reply to this


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    you dont know what your talking about!
    and the public and critics are stupid!
    this movie was awesome and a great
    modern take off the original cartoon.
    i saw it and it was amazing and if i like
    it and am a teenage girl, other people
    will like it. go see it, you will love it!

  34. caroline says – reply to this


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    Speed Racer was good. Really good. So good, I went to go see it twice. The effects were amazing, the acting wasn't too bad, and they managed to make a pretty good replica of the cartoon. That cartoon was my favorite show when I was younger, and they did a really good job of making it into a live action movie. So go see a movie before you criticize it, Perez. If you went to go see it and you didn't like it, fine then. But if you didn't, then stop being such a jackass and see it before you call it bad.

  35. MarkD says – reply to this


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    I don't know why all of the "cynics" are dissing this movie. I just saw it and if was FUCKING FANTASTIC! The visuals were stunning, and this movie took me back to the time I was 12 and had a ball of my time with my "Hot Wheels" track, making my cars do all types of stunts. This movie was an excellent throwback to those simpler, and uncomplicated times where good was good, and evil was evil.

    It's too goddamn bad America doesn't understand or comprehend this movie, and we suffer from this lack of it. The main message is stay true to your family and yourself, and good things will come your way.

    I do plan on seeing this in IMAX as well, and I don't give a fuck what you or the critics say about this AWESOME film!

    Save your SHITEOUS comments for real talentless fucks like Lindsay or Britney, and let TRUE ARTISTS like the Wachowskis work their incredible magic on the screen like they did with "SPEED RACER".

    GO SPEED RACER GO!

  36. PEREZ IS A DORK says – reply to this


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    PEREZ GET OVER YOURSELF. WHY ARE YOU OBESSESSED WITH SPEEDRACER??? IS IT BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T CAST YOU AS THE MONKEY???? lololololol

    SPEED RACER WASSSS AWESOME. DON'T CARE IF THEY WERE 2ND LEAST THAT'S SOMETHING THEN STRAIGHT TO DVD~!!! CAN YOU SEE THE SPECIAL EFFECTS IT TAKES VIDEO AND MOVIE PRODUCTION EVEN HIGHER!!!! YOU ARE SOOO STUPID PEREZ.

    PEREZ=CHIMP CHIMP LOL

  37. harmony says – reply to this


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    The movie was AMAZING!!! Stop being so harsh about it.

  38. JB says – reply to this


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    Verrrrry interesting. The VAST MAJORITY of the reader comments are from people who absolutely loved the movie.

    This is yet another example of pathetic, obviously tiny-dicked Perez using his self-aggrandizing site to publicly skewer yet another good project that he has for some reason developed a vendetta against. He has been trashing this film for WEEKS for absolutely no discernable reason. Did the Weinsteins or Emile Hirsch refuse to suck Perez's baby dick?

    For the people who actually visit this site daily and believe it has something to offer: please keep in mind who the author of the site is–a lonely, pathetic gay man who was most definitely ostracized and bullied in school. Is this the person you want to get your 'news' and music/movie reviews from???

    THINK, people. I heard Perez is going to use his shamelessly self-promoting 'gossip' site to spread the word about the oceanfront property in Arizona he'd like to sell you…

  39. Katherine says – reply to this


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    I thought it was actually a fun film. Sure parts of it were over-the-top, but remember… it's Speed Racer.

  40. lola says – reply to this


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    I loved the movie-it was completely fun and I had never seen a movie that looked like this…in imax it was amazing!! This website blows now-perez thinks he can control what his readers think by trying to brainwash them into hating certain celebs or movies! Booo, I bet if perez had a part in this "shiteous" movie it would have been "the best" summer movie according to himself.

    Down with perez! Get your own clue!!

  41. lola says – reply to this


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    I loved the movie-it was completely fun and I had never seen a movie that looked like this…in imax it was amazing!! This website blows now-perez thinks he can control what his readers think by trying to brainwash them into hating certain celebs or movies! Booo, I bet if perez had a part in this "shiteous" movie it would have been "the best" summer movie according to himself.

    Iron man defeats terrorist…way to go america. I wonder what iron mans numbers were over seas…

    The movie was wholesome and fun!

    Down with perez! Get your own clue people!

  42. Kalia says – reply to this


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    Would you lay off the movie Perez? Unless you actually go SEE the movie yourself, shut up already. What happened? Did the directors diss you for some reason and so now you are going to trash their movie? Pathetic.

  43. Grace says – reply to this


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    Have you seen the movie? It's not that bad, it's not winning an oscar, but it's a fun, summer film, so leave it alone will yah?

  44. jasmine says – reply to this


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    this movie was amazing, stop dissing perez!

  45. CutieMcFreckles says – reply to this


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    It got GREAT reviews from Ebert and Roeper! They at least understand what kind of movie it is supposed to be!

  46. Diana says – reply to this


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    Perezzy! I love you a bunch, but this movie kicked total ass. I think you're making it out to be worse than it is (which is not bad at all) and totally hurting rather than helping. IS IT BECAUSE YOU HATE THE BROTHERS WARNER???
    *total sad face* Love to you anyway.

  47. cloe says – reply to this


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    Perez, who the heck is paying you to bash so many different movies, albums, etc? YOU are the one who is shady. Karma will bite you Perez. I hope you can look yourself in the mirror when this whole celebrity thing comes to an end for you.

  48. TimmyC says – reply to this


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    I'm sure its not that bad….you clearly what ot too bomb. 20 Mil??? Thats good, why the hell wouyld you call it a bomb. The more you talk bad about it the more people will think it sucks. They are a lot of good actors in it and bashing it hurts their careers. You dont even have a career. Wait till the tables turn on you and people and someone creates bad buzz about your work.

  49. ashley says – reply to this


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    I thought this movie would suck, but it was actually an awesome movie. People should check it out. It was really good. I don't understand how it got bad reviews.

  50. tota says – reply to this


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    My hubby and son watched Speed Racer yesterday AND THEY HAD A BLAST!!

    PEREZ

    SHUT

    UP!!!!!!!!!!

    ViVa MetEOrO!!!!

  51. KO says – reply to this


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    I saw it and the movie is good. What' s the problem?
    This is about hating and their isn't much to hate about this film.
    It's respectful of the cartoon series and good in it's own right as well.

  52. Kelly B IN CARY says – reply to this


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    SPEED RACER WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO WATCH IT PEREZZZZZZZZZZZZ–

    GEEEEEEEZ.

  53. ferosha says – reply to this


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    omg perez leave speed racer alone and $20 million is not bombing

    Go see see it for yourself instead of letting someone else tell you that it sucks cuz it seriously didnt its a super fun movie

  54. musigny says – reply to this


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    Im glad this movie looked horrible weeks ago and after seeing the first 7 minutes that was solidified for me.

  55. duda says – reply to this


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    Speed Racer rocked!!! it was fun! It was the cartoon come to life.. i bit long. but still a good time.

  56. niki says – reply to this


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    just saw this past weekend and thought it was great……………..too bad people are giving it bad reviews, I seem to remember "Something about Mary " got bad reviews when it first came out and now it is a classic………………..too bad for critics. People, get a mind of your own and make the choice for yourselves.

  57. willa says – reply to this


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    Wow…
    ONLY 20 millions…

  58. tomcat says – reply to this


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    People under 30 never heard of the old Speed Racer cartoons, and those do will rent the DVD or not bother.

    Hollywood has to stop remaking old 60's/70s TV shows, since younger generation couldn't care less. They still think 20 y/olds are Gen X'ers who watched Brady Bunch reruns. It's not 1995 anymore!

  59. tomcat says – reply to this


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    People under 30 never heard of the old Speed Racer cartoons, and those that do will rent the DVD or not bother.

    Hollywood has to stop remaking old 60's/70s TV shows, since younger generation couldn't care less. Studios still think 20 y/olds are Gen X'ers who watched Brady Bunch reruns. It's not 1995 anymore!

  60. SPEED RACER says – reply to this


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    go watch it! it so good! stupid critics!

  61. lauren says – reply to this


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    ok shut the fuck up perez,
    i love you more then life, but this movie
    was fucking amazing and if it didnt make good money
    it was probably your fault with all the bashing youve been doing to it,
    i saw it and i thought it was amazing, up there with transformers, if not higher.
    so shut the hell up it was good.

  62. Carlos says – reply to this


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    Perez shut the fuck up! Goodness. this is honestly your like 4th post on the film. get over it. u have not even seen it.

    it was ACTUALLY a good movie. i bet u would like it to.

  63. fuck you perez says – reply to this


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    fuck you perex, it was amzing
    fuck you,

  64. tres says – reply to this


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    Speed racer is a great movie…something smells here…or either everyone was busy with graduation. It is a BIG HIT

  65. Lish says – reply to this


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    This was a amazing movie. Stop trying to bash it without seeing it. Anyone who takes your word for it is CrAzY!

  66. You Suck says – reply to this


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    I don't get why you're dissing this movie…doesn't that mean Cameron & Ashton's movie did worse??
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    And shouldn't they have been #1 since they are big names?

  67. Ashleigh says – reply to this


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    I don't know what everybody is talking about, I really liked the movie! The special effects were really cool and the characters were fun…you guys need to seriously lighten up!

  68. FAT CUNT PEREZ says – reply to this


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    THIS IS LIKE THE 3-4TH POST ABOUT SPEEDRACER BOMBS. WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO PROMOTE? FUCKING FAG. OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE COZ ALL THE REVIEWS WERE NONE CAME FROM YOU AND WHY WERE U HIGHLIGHTING BAD REVIEW ABOUT THIS MOVIE? FROM THE REVIEWS IN ROTTENTOMATOES IT DITN SUCK SO BAD.

    THIS YEAR ALL THE MOVIE LITERALLY SUCKED, IRON MAN SUCKED BIG TIME AS WELL. WE ARE ALL SO OVER WITH MINDLESS HEROESWANNABES-SAVING-WORLD MOVIES. WHAT'S NEXT!? AVENGERS? WOLVERINE??. WHEN IS ENOUGH?

  69. Notty says – reply to this


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    You fucking freak,shut the fuck uop ang get back to selling your anus in the alley.

  70. DD says – reply to this


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    Why are so many of you telling Perez to shut up. He's just reporting what every other news website is saying. Even if the movie was good as many of you say the movie did bomb. Warner Brothers said so themselves.

  71. Pasadena, Where u at? says – reply to this


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    I'm gonna go out on the limb and say u must in litigation with ppl associated with the movie, and those clothes ur hawkin at hot topic are about as cute as the patent leather frankenstein boots sold there. Oh yah and u have an unhealthy obsession with squeaky-voiced jonas bros. Wat a weirdo.

  72. Steph says – reply to this


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    It was actually a good movie! The part where the fat kid flips off the british guy was epic

  73. ndevelopment says – reply to this


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    i didnt think i would enjoy it but u shud give this movie a chance… it has heart… family friendly but still entertaining for an older audience.

  74. Marti says – reply to this


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    We saw it this weekend and loved it!

  75. Leonardo Yuh says – reply to this


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    Perez, i just LOVED this movie. It is AMAZING! I just can't believe it bombed. It's fantastic. Just fantastic!

  76. djo says – reply to this


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    PEREZ has an agenda. He is power-tripping. He is trying to prove his ridiculous theory that he is so powerful now that he can influence the box-office results of a big summer movie. Too bad, it is SR that he chose to play with. Either way, he wins. If SR bombs, he can say it was influenced by his negative campaign. If it does well, he could say that people were trying to prove him wrong.

  77. Andrew says – reply to this


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    This movie was unexpectedly awesome!!! It certainly has become one of my favorites! It's really exciting, funny, and touching in some parts. And did I mention it's just visually stunning?! Go watch it!

  78. floness77 says – reply to this


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    just saw it….A LOT better than I thought it was going to be!! i used to watch the show when i was a kid and was not dissappointed….definitely a movie to see on the big screen.

  79. lovingspeed says – reply to this


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    Just saw Speed Racer despite your reviews***Apparently you have not seen it!!!! It is exciting, vivid, the actors are beyond cute ((Who is that gorge Japanese racer boy!!!))))) LOOOOVED IT - go see it and just for yourselves…by the way, the 9-year old next to me was laughing at thehumor and gasping at the action and kept her attention the whole movie - quite a feat!!!!

  80. tdawg says – reply to this


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    I bet it was more than 20 million, I was at the theatre on Saturday and it was pretty busy. Great movie, stop hating!

  81. tdawg says – reply to this


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    Re: DD

    20 Million in the first weekend is not a bomb. 30 million in 4 weeks would be a bomb for this movie.

    An opening weekend bomb is the one by Simpson a month ago.

    Perez, and others are trying to say the movie bombed prematurely, the movie could double its take next week, once people figure out the critics are morons.

  82. GW says – reply to this


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    It sucks because it was made by a couple of freaks and "stars" that liberal douche Susan Sarandon!

  83. XOXO says – reply to this


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    Go see it hen talk shit, its actually a pretty good movie. Audience dot dictate wheter a movie is good or bad. most people are as dumb as you

  84. pam says – reply to this


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    why are you so excited that its "bombing"?…. so you dont feel so bad at being pathetic?

  85. Maya says – reply to this


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    I was it. It was ok. Not great but ok. It was not horrible.

  86. soledad says – reply to this


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    I loved speed racer, pure art!

  87. Molx says – reply to this


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    I loved speed racer, I believe that WB got their box office take. Even if you have to have a child-like mentality to enjoy the movie.

  88. X says – reply to this


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    This site has been rooting for this film to fail for awhile.

    I thought I would be bad as well, but it is actually a really entertaining kids movie. Like a higher tech, better acted Power Rangers type of vibe.

    I don't know why this movie wasn't marketed more straight to the kids ( ala Disney Channel & Nickelodeon ). That's where they messed up. :(

  89. ak says – reply to this


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    I saw Speed Racer late last night after hours of studying and found it enthralling. The pace and color palette were unreal, and John Goodman, Matt Fox and Christina Ricci all did a bang up job. It is a shame that most critics lost sight of how fun the movie was in an effort to find a deeper meaning. Hopefully more people will take the opportunity to see this on a big screen and become totally absorbed in the cotton-candy kaleidoscope.

  90. Jay says – reply to this


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    SPEED RACER ROCKED!!!! It was SO GOOD!!!! GO SEE IT!!!!!!!!!

  91. Yeti Serevi says – reply to this


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    I can understand why you and a bunch of your following might not enjoy Speed Racer, but I totally enjoyed it with my six-year old and 19-year old sons…a great ending to Mother's Day! I enjoyed Speed Racer as a kid in all its weirdness…loved how this movie recreated that feeling while making it visually current and without tired irony like so many other recreations have. Chim Chim cookies to you, Perez!

  92. Fernando says – reply to this


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    hopefully it will do much better in the international market ! here in the uk, the situation doesn't looks positive though. Actually, i was positively surprised with the film ! Great visual , colourful, great ! And to be honest I never watched a single episode of the cartoon… It's a shame that one of the few summer movies that I do like, the critics publish bad reviews. I was expecting a boring action film, but instead I got a fantastic and colourful (hehe) adventure.

  93. Adriana says – reply to this


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    I loooooved this movie, and I don't typically watch anything but girly chick flicks. I liked it so much I could go see it again!!!

  94. PATTI! says – reply to this


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    I LOVED THIS MOVIE! :) i loved the TV shows and i love how all the characters are in there. omg i just loved it! :) its so pretty. and AMAZING. but a lil to omuch violence should have been PG13.

  95. nora says – reply to this


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    either way it would be second perez. 20 is still more than 19.7, sooooo, I don't get your point. Besides that I saw it with my family, and it was GREAT. I have a five year old son, and he LOVED it, and so did my hubby. Don't be such a dick alright???

  96. esy says – reply to this


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    What do you know about movies, you freaking balsero?
    You are pathetic!

  97. la says – reply to this


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    Saw Speed Racer today and thought it was great…the kids loved it. People should go see it and make their own decisions…I hate critics!!!

  98. k says – reply to this


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  99. loved it. says – reply to this


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    I loved this movie, get over it! You either love it or dont!!

    stob bashing the film your runining any chance of the movie making what it deserves. The movie was good

    waaaaaaay better then all the low , no life reviews gave it credit for.

    and I FYI I hate Anime, speed racer was lame when I was a child

    But this movie was actually very entertaining.

    I would pay to see it again.

  100. Denae says – reply to this


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    do u thingk aston is cuter then emiele i cant spell his name but u know what i mean.

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