Usually, when Hollywood adapts anything that's remotely childish, they try to make it more adult, more serious, darker, etc. They even want to translate the cartoon is "to the real world". So this movie was in serious danger of becoming Fast and Furious with a different name.
Another great thing about it was the cast. It feels just right.
|Speed is a little effeminate, just like the cartoon!|
Yes, it may not be the best film ever made, it may even be so-so, but I celebrate the approach.