Takes place in 2012 after the US economy has collapsed…and both Laura and I go: “Wait, they’re four years off!” 😉
A very enjoyable exposition of a societal return to gladiatorial games.
Yay Jason Statham!
Written and directed by Paul Anderson (Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat), the movie is fundamentally based on the 1975 film Death Race 2000 and presents a grim and violent future not too unimaginable from our present day.
The music was composed by Shoot ‘Em Up’s Paul Haslinger! Yay! Very fun music!
Hot girls, fast cars, violence…what more can you ask for in a high-octance action flick!
Joan Allen is fantastic as the Warden/villain.
I would like more information (a fleshed out universe structure) of the future presented in this movie. How does the economic collapse affect…well everything!
Nice to see the corporations running the private institutions actively employ sadists as guards.