by Marlan Moore | staff editor
I’m not usually into racing movies or car movies, but Redline…that thing’s crazy.
So it’s got a paper-thin plot and the characters are pretty two-dimensional (literally and otherwise), but you don’t watch a movie like Redline for the plot. That’d be like going into Transformers and expecting something by Hitchcock. No. Redline is a pure, unadulterated adrenaline rush. It’s eye candy. It’s over-the-top ridiculousness of the highest caliber.
The races are thrilling and unlike anything I’d ever seen before. It’s like the creators played too much Twisted Metal or Vigilante 8 growing up and they used that to their advantage. It’s Speed Racer on X.
Also, the animation just happens to be plain beautiful. Clean, crisp, colorful and a sense of speed. The designs – everything from the characters to the cars to the locations – are all unique.
I really want this to be a video game. I mean, that last race, the actual “Redline” the movie is named for, is the most insane race I’ve ever seen. I want to be in that race.
If you’re thinking about watching Redline, just watch it already. Don’t expect much plot-wise, but be ready for a fun ride.