Death Race 2

STARRING: Luke Goss, Danny Trejo
BADNESS RATING:
RELEASED: 2010
DIRECTED BY: Roel Reiné

Death Race 2I remember Death Race. The way that the main character was set up so he would be sent to prison and have to compete in a… Death Race.

Death Race 2 is a prequel to Death Race that was sent directly to the DVD. The prisons have been privatized, and are airing prison fights called a Death Match. As with the original movie, these matches are all about ratings, and to keep things fresh they eventually evolve into a race.

Takeaways

  • Didn’t follow the issue with crime in the beginning. Luke did commit a crime.
  • During the first race the racers are shown posing with the cars that they just picked out. This is impossible, especially for those that don’t survive the race.
  • Special effects are ok, but sometimes they aren’t quite right.

The story is rough, but the action is solid and it provides the story for how Death Race came to be. For the love of the original, I grant you 3 stars.

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Point Blank

STARRING: Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo
BADNESS RATING:
RELEASED: 1998
DIRECTED BY: Matt Earl Beesley

Point BlankIs this a typo? Surely I mean Point Break, or even Grosse Point Blank. No my friends, I am speaking of the 1998 direct to video gem featuring Mickey Rourke and Danny Trejo.

An over the top prison break starts us off, but when the escaped prisoners decide to take over a mall… well… I had to question the planning.

Takeaways:

  • Danny Trejo loves to laugh
  • Mickey Rourke likes to fight to rock jams.
  • Direct to video was the right choice.

I’ll go 2 stars. I would never watch it again on purpose, but the bad action greatness of the cover art could trick me.

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