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Speed Racer: The Next Generation – Comet Run The Movie (Lionsgate/Animated/with Mach 6 toy car)


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: D*     Film: D



It is bad enough there even is a new Speed Racer: The Next Generation to begin with, which has only had one lame season, but we now get an awful feature length DVD dubbed Comet Run The Movie proving that feature-length projects and the characters (especially watered down copies of the original like this) do not work.  The tile simply refers to the “next big race” cliché and it is so dumb at this point that one wonders why this was greenlit in the first place.


There are the usual cheaters and an environmentally friendly car this time, but this goes down a road well traveled and is just a mess.  One of the worst animated shows of all time and proof animated shows really should not have sequels, this is a total waste.


The 1.33 X 1 image is weak, too digital for its own good, lacks detail and has a color scheme that is never works.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix has little soundfield, is not thought out as a multi-channel experience and is not that well recorded.  The combination is as obnoxious as the program itself.


*Extras are zero on the DVD, but our edition was in a paperboard case with a Matchbox/Corgi Jr.-sized Mach 6 car.  It is not diecast, but is not bad.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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