The year is 2050 and America is ready for the most violent event of the year, The Death Race , a race where a twisted array of violent drivers compete in a Post Apocalyptic American road race, scoring points for killing the general public and driving each other off the road. The four time champion and fan favorite, Frankenstein, a half-man half-machine, is aiming to win one final time, but along for the ride is an undercover spy working for the resistance, a small group of Americans who want to see the end of the Death Race for good.
This is a very funny film, I mean over the top action packed dark dark comedy with some extreme moments that you can't help laughing out loud to. This is the film you would get if you did an adult version of Wacky Races, with an array of over the top cartoon like characters all with their own quirks and rivalries. The cast is actually pretty solid, with the only real annoying character being Perfectus (Burt Grinstead - Eat With Me) who is just a bloody awful character. The films main leads Frankenstein (Manu Bennett - Arrow) and Annie (Marci Miller - Days of Our Lives) have little chemistry but overall are a good team up. You also get an annoyingly catchy song from the Minerva (Folake Olowofoyeku - Hellbenders) called Drive Drive Kill Kill, which will get stuck in your head!
Death Race 2050 is B-Movie fun, which stays true to the original 1975 film, It's hilariously dark and it is nice to see good acting in a B-Movie setting. A must watch.