Thursday, May 29, 2008

'Death Race' Cars Have Flamethrowers and Guns and Whatnot

From iwatchstuff, Paul W.S. Anderson has made a name for himself directing impossibly bad movies like Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, and Alien vs. Predator. J.F. Lawton has made his mark by writing such awfulness as Dead or Alive, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, and 88 episodes of Pamela Anderson's V.I.P. What happens when these two initialed superpowers join forces? We get Death Race, an ill-conceived remake of the 1975 Sylvester Stallone cult classic Death Race 2000! Our first peek at this can't-miss hit came in the form of Jason Statham's head photoshopped into a car; now we get a picture of some cars with flamethrowers. By South African standards, this is totally lame. By any standards, actually.


Octopunk said...

Why are South African standards even being mentioned here? I don't get it.

This is one of those remakes where the source material is so low-rent it really doesn't matter what happens.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I watched the original recently. I thought it was a fun romp but yeah, a pretty shoddy product overall.

I disagree with this guy about Under Siege 2 though.