i have a theory about Speed Racer's less than stellar record at the box office. the Wachowskis made it. i am thinking after the abysmal work on Matrix 2 and 3, that people had not forgotten and were wary of trusting them with this franchise. if they had made Speed Racer before the matrix sequels, it might have ridden the wave that the original matrix created and done better. just a theory...until a film studio tells me it is a fact or someone proves me wrong.