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It's not 2000, but it's pretty darn good
on August 2, 2013
Admittedly I love a good 80's action movie, so Death Race 2000 is among my favorites. Death Race didn't really live up to the original, though it boasted some pretty good kills and gave me my daily dose of Statham (and a Carradine cameo). I watched this one purely on a whim on Netflix, and backed by the star-power of Danny Trejo. I had just watched a double feature with some friends consisting of From Dusk til Dawn and Machete and was in a Trejo kind of mood. I wasn't expecting to like Luke Goss as much as I did in the lead. I'm not sold on the connecting story to Death Race, especially considering how its connected to 2000, but the story was surprisingly solid (when I say that consider what type of movie we're watching here folks), the action was non-stop and I dug the return to the old-school cars of 2000. I have added this one to my existing collection of 2000 and Death Race, and will watch it again. Looking forward to Inferno....we'll see how the Frankenstein story wraps up....or does it?