The trailers don't lie - it's like someone took all the neon lights they could find and put them in every racing scene they could find (except for a few scenes in exotic natural locales). It was better than I thought, which isn't saying much, but the movie was like a CGI Tokyo Drift with bumper cars thrown in. The racing scenes are teriffic in their badness with spinning and jumping around with neon and blur effects everywhere. Our 5-year old liked it.
A few tidbits for those with young kids - a scene with pirahnas (not too graphic, but more than I felt comfortable with our son, so I covered his eyes), the "s***" word (bleeped out), "ass" and "damn" a couple of times, ninja-style fighting, some blood on a face from a split lip and bloody nose, and one flipping the bird. I was a bit nervous going in (for a 5-year old), but to me it wasn't too much for him (in general).
Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS
Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley