The movie takes place in 2012. It’s a prelude of supposedly of what’s to come. The stock market crashes and the U.S. economy is in shambles. Of course these events cause the crime rate to go up, therefore increasing the prison population. Reality TV makes its way to the prison where Death Race is formed. The concept of the game is to race your armored car or truck, which is heavily armed to kill, to the finish line. All this takes place on a secluded island where the prison is located. Statham is a former NASCAR driver who has been framed for his wife’s murder, and in a coincidence ends up going to this prison that could use his kind of skills.
I loved the movie Running Man with Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s sort of a cross between Road Warrior and Running Man. Now I know that it is a remake, but who cares about a dumb movie that doesn’t have nowhere near the visual graphics we have today. I like explosions but I also like great execution of the story line. Yeah, it was a little predictable but that’s why I give it a B minus. Fun, exciting, and worth taking an hour and a half out of your day to go see if you like cars and action. A couple negative things I have to say about it is that there could have been more racing than what they showed. It seemed as though the races were far too short. Another negative was the reality of the warden being a woman, probably not possible. IDK maybe she’s badass lol! Anyways, check it out and tell me what you think.