Notable Cast: Luke Goss, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames, Dougray Scott, Tanit Phoenix, Robin Shou, Fred Koehler
Although the remake of "Death Race" was one of Paul WS Anderson's better films, it was a rather surprising event that they would make a prequel to it with "Death Race 2." Even more surprising is how they managed to fit a third movie, the focus of this review, as a sequel to "Death Race 2" but still a prequel to the first film. Besides the odd logical leap of how it was supposed to fit together, you should know exactly what you are getting into when you watch a film called "Death Race 3: Inferno." It's low budget action B-grade from start to finish. Although it's easily my least favorite of the three in the franchise, it's still a fun ride that manged to keep me interested throughout.
With the initial success of "Death Race" and the mysterious driver Frankenstein (Goss) only one race from winning his freedom, an odd corporate loop hole allows Niles York (Scott) to rip the franchise out for his own profit. There he changes the rules and demands that Frankenstein lose the race or there will be horrible consequences for him and his team (Trejo, Koehler, Phoenix). So York takes the gig world wide and both Frankenstein and 14K (Shou) are shipped out to South Africa for an all new Death Race...but will Frankenstein defy the system to win or does he have a whole new plan to cheat the system?
|"I'm going to race through this franchise to get to much bigger and better films!"
|The desert...very deadly...visually boring.
|What demographic are they going for?
Written By Matt Reifschneider