Hot Wheels - Acceleracers - Ignition
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Two rival race teams, the Teku and the Metal Maniacs, are recruited by Dr. Peter Tezla to race in the fantastic Racing Realms and retrieve the all-powerful AcceleChargers before they fall into the hands of the deadly Racing Drones. Our drivers race through the Storm and Swamp Realms.]]>
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"Vert" Wheeler is now a more experienced drivers with a street racing team called the Teku. The Teku Team have an intense rivalry with another team called the Metal Maniacs.
Both teams are recruited by Dr Tezla to drive in the "Racing Realms", which are other dimensional tracks that test a driver's racing skills to their extreme limit. Whoever reaches the finish line of each realm first receives an "Accelercharger", which grants the user's vehicle a special power (frictionless driving, hyperspeed, etc). Scattered throughout the realms are "Hyperpods", which the driver's car can attach to give it special abilities as well.
Unfortunately, the evil Gelorum has obtained the Wheel Of Power (see the Hot Wheels World Race DVD) and her robots will stop at nothing to obtain all the Accelerchargers!! If they do, they will be able to take over the world, which is NOT a good thing for us humans!
I have mixed feelings about the Acceleracer Series.
First, I (and especially my children) were thrilled to hear that more adventures with the Hot Wheels drivers that started on the World Race would be continued.
Secondly, the storyline is richer with many running subplots that will develop as future Acceleracer DVDs are released
But I have to seriously question several decisions that were made for this story:
- I do NOT support the fact that these drivers are street racers. While I'm sure it adds a "coolness" factor to the characters, why encourage a dangerous activity such as street racing?
- Also, the rival racing teams strongly resemble rival gangs. Again, why make this look fun and attractive to kids?Read more ›
All that aside, after you watch Ignition a couple of times you get sucked in. True..it's not as brilliant as World Race was, but it is still very cool. The racing realms are harder than ever, the cars are even more hi-tech, and Gelorum still wants that wheel of power. Some of the reviews mentioned that Ignition is much darker than World Race and should require a PG rating. I don't necessarily agree. It does seem darker because of all the conflict, but that same conflict was there in World Race between Markie and Kurt and Kadeem's and Vert's inner conflicts. I don't want to tell you what happens because you should see it for yourself. I will tell you, if you have a young son like mine make sure you watch the movie with him and explain that the swamp realm is all pretend. Once you get through that, the rest of the movie is a piece of cake.
For those of you who think Ignition isn't that interesting...watch the Speed of Silence. These movies are like a soap opera. Things make more sense once you see the second installment of Acceleracers.Read more ›
This disk does not contain all realms as the product description leads you to believe. It only contains Storm and Swamp and NOT Cavern and Lava. This disk basically contains the 3 episodes that it has released via the individual disks with the cars.
Apparently, the other realms will come available with individual cars to be released at a later time. Then Hot Wheels will release those two episodes on a disk, and then release yet another disk that MAY contain it all.
My Kids were excited about this release expecting to get additional programming, only to be disappointed that there is no new footage on this release. There is no resolution to the story line on this DVD.
In addition, you can not skip through disk, you can only fast forward.
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