Published on February 6th, 2010 | by simeon0
Death Race 2
Death Race 2 is a direct to DVD prequel to the original film which itself was an update for Roger Corman classic.
The story involves an American of the future or due to a collapsed economy crime has run rampant, and corporations called the shots. One Corporation controls the prison system and has created gladiator style sporting events to satiate the bloodlust of the public and to increase the ratings. When the public starts to grow weary of lifers battling it out with one another a new sport is invented which becomes a ratings sensation.
The Death Race pairs male and female convicts and a deadly race against one another with the ultimate prize, a chance for release. Should a driver when a certain number of races then they will be set free. Natural prize such as this death and disfigurement are the name of the game in this winner take all race with vehicles loaded with armor and weaponry to add an extra twist to the traditional racing formula.
The prequel stars Luke Goss as Carl Lucas; a man with a price on his head by his former boss who is convinced that eventually he will turn state’s evidence against him or her release from the prison. Although reluctant to get involved, Carl enters the race as it is his one chance at freedom.
The film stars Danny Trejo, Tanit Phoenix, and Sean Bean, and Ving Rhames and while not as polished as the original is definitely an entertaining diversion. Strong picture and sound quality as well as numerous bonus features make this a must for fans of the original and action fans.