I’LL SEND YOU ALL TO HELL!!
Before we get started, meet Sweet JP:
JP sports a super stylish Elvis hairdo, is clad from head-to-toe in leather and is, if you don’t mind me saying, a total friggin’ bad-asss! He’s motivated by only two things: winning the line and capturing the heart of fellow driver Sonoshee.
Frisbee is a bit trickier to describe. He’s been friends with JP since they were rookies dreaming of one day making it big as a racing team. Today, Frisbee and JP make a formidable race-fixing duo. He’s only motivated by one thing: making money.
Frisbee, Sweet JP and Sonoshee are just a few of the characters duking it out in “Redline”. It follows the adventures of a bunch of insanely wacky race-drivers competing in the most ridiculous of races ( ridiculous in scope, not ridiculous ‘Ha! Ha!’ ). Armed to the teeth in ultra-souped up instruments of speed and destruction, these guys don’t play once they’ve left the starting line. Everything is fair game when these demons take to the ‘streets’. Take “F-Zero” ( from the SNES days… ) and shock it enough times until it Frankensteins ( yep, that’s a verb ) and gets a pulse, and you’ll get “Redline”.
The lines are a series of races culminating in a grand finale: the Redline. Winners from previous lines (i.e. the Blueline, the Yellowline, etc…) are granted automatic entry in the next Redline while late drop-outs make for some interesting last minute entries. This year, the Redline is to be held on the planet Roboworld. The big problem is: Roboworld leaders have declared war on anyone who dares to enter orbit. So, yea… the landing is going to be tricky.
Now, that was enough to wet your appetite, right? So let me tell you how absolutely incredible everything looks… ready? EVERYTHING LOOKS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! It’s a stunning, high-octane colour-fest that grabs a hold of your eyeballs and never, ever lets go. And the sound… Oh, the s-s-sound! The engines, the music, the sound effects… it all gels so perfectly to create a vibrant and original story that literally pops off the screen. Okay maybe not ‘literally‘, but almost.
If any of you guys reading this remember Captain Falcon, Pico and Samurai Goroh from the good old days then you’ll get a kick and a smile out of watching this flick. If you saw 2008′s “Speed Racer” and had a good time or liked the presentation but wasn’t a great fan of the direction it went in then I’d recommend “Redline” to you in a heartbeat. And if that doesn’t float you boat ( or you have no idea of what I’m talking about ), how about a dog in a race car firing missiles at you while screaming:“I’ll send you all to hell!“? No? Nothing? Well, I tried.
TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2H_FsmxWzcRedline (2009),