Death Race 2 (2011)

Posted: February 15, 2011 in Movies

Unlike Jason Statham in the first film Death Race where he’s unlawfully accused of murdering his wife and sent to prison – the new sequel Death Race 2, which is a set before the first film, where it explores the origins of the first “Frankenstein” car driver, Carl “Luke” Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film. Actors from the previous first film reprise their roles like Frederick Koehler as Lists and Robin Shou as 14K.

In Death Race 2, we find Carl Lucas (Luke Goss) doing a bank robbery job for Markus Kane (Sean Bean). After the bank robbery gone wrong, where Carl shot and killed a cop, he is then sent to prison. While in prison he quickly makes enemies with one of the leaders from the Brotherhood race as well as one of the leaders from the blacks race. After September Jones (Lauren Cohan) tries to convince Lucas to fight in the Death Match in which he refused her offer, she went ahead and put his fellow friend Lists to fight his fight in the Death Match competition.

But after low ratings Weyland (Ving Rhames) and September Jones cook up a new gimmick to boost up ratings – but this time not on Pay-Per View but online. September brought a new idea about racing cars to the death. Weyland loved the idea and named it Death Race in which you have to win 5 races in order to win your freedom and new life back.

Goldberg (played by Danny Trejo) overheard that Markus Kane, put a one million dollar contract hit on Carl’s thinking hat, he then told Lucas that everyone in the race isn’t trying to win the race, but trying to kill him instead. There’s some great car crashing and gruesome kills during the Death Race.

While many might not enjoy this sequel, I found it to be quite entertaining. Of course , it’s not better than the first Death Race but it did a great job of explaining the mystery of origin of Frankenstein, the car driver. Plus the whole concept plays out like some sort of deranged video game, which also peaked my interest.

7/10

http://www.amazon.com/Death-Race-2-Luke-Goss/dp/B0046BI81W/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1310247642&sr=1-1

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