SPEED RACER

Rey Ronquilio

Rey Ronquilio
Fitness Manager at Honolulu Club and childhood Speed Racer fan
As Told To Kerry Miller

Where and with whom did you see the movie?

I went to Pearlridge and I went with my wife, Pebblz, and my stepson Kaimana.

Overall, what did you think?

On a scale of 1-10 I’d give it a 7.

As a Speed Racer fan, how well do you think the movie story follows the real Speed Racer story? What were the similarities and differences?

I think it was a lot different.This one seemed to be more futuristic, more science fiction. They had (race) tracks that were in the future. It was a lot different than the actual cartoon itself. The similarities were (it was) the same story about him and Racer X. The difference was, it was in a different setting in terms of years; this was more based on 2030. Pretty futuristic, you know.

Were you disappointed about anything in the movie’s story?

Yeah, to be honest, I would like to see something a little bit closer to the original. It was different, but it wasn’t bad at all.

What was your favorite thing about Speed Racer growing up?

I think my favorite thing was him having a specific goal. I’ve been an athlete all my life, a competitor. Him putting his mind to something he wanted to do, there was a lot about goal-setting, doing something to achieve his dream.

What about the acting? Did anyone stand out?

To be honest, the person who stood out the most - there’s a little kid and a monkey, they were the funny part of the movie.

SPEED RACER

What’s your favorite type of movie?

I like action-packed movies. I love hero movies - Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, super-hero movies and Lethal Weapon.

How often do you go to the movies?

I usually do (go often to the movies), but the past year has been so crazy. I’ve had all these projects I’m working on that have been taking a lot of my time.

Favorite movie snack?

I always eat popcorn. I don’t usually eat popcorn, but when I go the movies I eat popcorn.

What’s new?

Hawaii’s fittest executive’s program - we are putting (it) on. There’s nominations going on right now; you can nominate your boss. It’s a way to promote fitness as a leader to rest of your company, to inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle. Once they get nominated, Hawaii Business Magazine approves (nominees) to go through a fitness test.Testing starts on June 1.We test agility, speed, upper body, core strength. Through those four tests - tests are 15 minutes - we come out with the fittest executive. The fittest executive will win a one-year membership (to the Honolulu Club) for him or her and their spouse, plus a feature in Hawaii Business Magazine.

Note: For more information on the Hawaii’s Fittest Executive program or to nominate someone, go to www.hawaiibusiness.com or call 534-7549.

 

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