Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Movie Review of Death Race

Death Race - 4.5/10
Directed by Paul W.S Anderson
Cast - Jason Statham,Tyrese Gibson,Ian Mcshane,Joan Allen,Natalie Martinez

Plot Summary
Ex-con Jensen Ames (Statham) is forced by the warden of a notorious prison (Allen) to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.

If you like playing games like Twisted Metal and Destruction Derby,then you will definitely love watching this movie.A remake from the 1975 Paul Bartel movie acted by David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone.this is a fresh take done by Paul W.S Anderson.Unfortunately this is the fella who fucked up the first Alien vs Predator,pussifying 2 classic icons of sci fi horror.
Out of sheer boredom(and there was nothing else to watch),I watched this movie on a weekend at the cinema.I knew what I was getting myself into but I had nothing else to watch and i do enjoy the occasional Jason Statham movie(except Crank which I think the director,scriptwriter,producer and everyone involved in that movie should have all their testicles removed with a wooden spoon and fed to them with loads of Tabasco sauce and feces from a baby that has drunk spoilt milk).
The camera works and cinematography is pretty decent.you get to see quite few interesting kill scenes.and the car scenes were cool.I guess car movie fans will enjoy watching this movie.Casting is pretty ok as well.you have Statham as the protagonist.I even notice he has developed a certain style of speaking for all his action movies,its a cross between mumbling and grumbling with an English accent of course.you got your bad guy turn good guy in Tyrese Gibson who cant act for shit but has a great body.then you have seasoned heavyweights like Ian Mcshane and Joan Allen who are just in this movie for the money and don't really have to bother acting too well.Natalie Martinez is a hot Latino chick but she ain't nothing compared to the goddess like my Salma Hayek.including her character is kinda funny.they use women prisoners to help navigate the male drivers.but we all know its just eye candy for this male testosterone filled movie.
Probably just worth watching on a weekday in the cinema or just wait to rent the dvd.

Best Quote
Jensen: So what about the other drivers?
Machine-Gun Joe: It's kill or be killed.
Jensen: I can see the appeal.

Recommended movies done by the director
Resident Evil
Mortal Kombat
Event Horizon

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