The first trailer for Speed Racer hit the web last night, and it’s already got a lot of people going… WTF?! This is the first film officially directed by The Wachowski Brothers since The Matrix trilogy, and it’s also their first attempt at a family-friendly flick. Is this going to be the movie where they officially lose everyone? As much as I loved The Matrix movies (and also V For Vendetta, which they were pretty heavily involved with), I always wondered if they could really do anything other than The Matrix. It’s like those movies were the extent of their talent and vision, and I hate to say it, but this Speed Racer trailer seems to back the theory up. They’ve been hyping up this new technology they’re trying out with the movie in order to have both the foreground and the background in focus, and while I can see how they’re trying to replicate the feel of a live-action anime, something about it doesn’t really work. I think it’s the fact that the backgrounds seem so empty and fake. Maybe this would have been a good movie to use Beowulf-style motion capture technology instead? Check out the trailer below and give us your thoughts. Speed Racer hits theatres on May 9th.