TV’s Frink said:
I think the movie is quite underrated. Remove the kid and his monkey and it’s a complete winner.
The kid and his monkey were in the original cartoon and frequently saved Speed’s butt. Rewatching the series, I laughed my head off at how Speed actually said “I give up.” after finding they had stowed away in the car again for the umpteenth time. All the gadgets on the Mach 5, and they didn’t put a lock on the trunk. 😉
The movie succeeded in making me feel like I was seven years old again, and my hat is off to the Wachowskis for that. I almost think the movie is actually set in one of those “happy” versions of The Matrix.