Speed Racer was a huge phenomenon in Japan, ranking as one of the most watched manga cartoons ever. It's no suprise someone would jump to make a movie on it, and that's exactly what the Wachowski brothers did. In a nutshell, Speed Racer is a fun and visually attractive film with a great message: Do what you know is right. There is also a great "don't cheat" lecture thrown in. However, this film is best reserved for preteens, and probably should have been a light PG-13. First of all, there are a few sensual glances and a lot of explosions, but the main reason it's a hard PG is because of the language. Characters utter the a-word several times, and God's and Jesus's name are taken in vain a handfull of times. One young character pegs his middle finger, which is definetly not something that should be shown in front of kiddies. Overall though, Speed Racer is a fun and exciting adaption that will be rousing enough for diehards and will attract fans of other genres as well. Due to the obscene hand gesture however, this is best reserved for preteens+.