Old school action movie with a modern pace
Saw this one on a plane. I was not expecting anything, especially
considering the movie director (did Mortal combat, resident evil...). I
gave "death race" a try because I read somewhere that Steven King liked
Surprisingly, this movie really delivered the goods. Fast, bad-ass
film, with lots of action scenes but not over-the-top like many movies
Definitely worth watching (it is not a masterpiece, just a really
entertaining action flick). I just saw "Wanted", which scores better on
IMDb and had a much larger budget I assume, but I found it found it so
boring that it reminded I should comment on "Death race"..
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Epic movie! All about speed, death and dominance! If anyone gets in Jensen's way, their gonna get killed, literally!.
Step brothers : Brillant comedy and awesome timing are the two phrases that would become under statements for this movie. WIll ferrel at his best and the total cast ading to his timing. One of the best comedy movies ever made..
Driven to Destrucrtion
These muscle car action films are beginning to become indistinguishable
from the video games they either inspire or rip off: the same pounding
music, the same roaring engines and squealing tyres, the same nubile
eye candy in skimpy top and skintight jeans. The only difference is
that in the film it's the likes of Jason Statham who has all the fun
while the rest of us are slumped on the sofa with a glazed look in our
eyes and crumbs of popcorn stuck to our tee-shirt. Then again, maybe
that isn't such a difference...
To be fair to Death Race it's never trying to be anything other than
mindless entertainment squarely aimed at a recognised target market.
This market isn't interested in characterisation - all it desires is
the trigger for some visceral emotion (in this case - as in so many -
Statham's thirst for revenge when he is framed for the murder of his
wife) which will enable it to identify with the hero, and enough
speeding cars, crashes, explosions, etc to give them that vicarious
thrill that keeps them reaching for their games consoles.
The film's one redeeming feature is the fact that it largely eschews
CGI effects for the real thing, so that mostly what you're seeing isn't
some technical art graduate's handiwork but some madman strapped into a
hollowed-out, souped-up racing machine driving at insane speeds towards
often immovable objects. It's all good fun, even though a small part of
you feels guilty for enjoying it.
The story has holes large enough to drive a dreadnought through, but
again you get the impression that the filmmakers know that but don't
care - they just want to have a blast and put what they consider to be
very cool images on the screen. Sometimes they succeed, sometimes they
don't. Either way, the movie would have benefited from less rapid-fire
editing (no shot lasts longer than 3 or 4 seconds), and less use of the
shaky-zoomy cam directors are so fond of these days..