Death Race 2050 (2017) Movie Review

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Death Race 2050 (2017)

2017 | R | Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy, Sport
90 minutes / 1h 30min

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Death Race 2050 Plot Synopsis:

In the year 2050 the planet has become overpopulated, to help control population the government develops a "Death Race." Annually competitors race across the country scoring points for killing people with their vehicles.

Death Race 2050 (2017) Review

Death Race 2050 (2017) is a rated R 1h 30 min science-fiction action comedy political satire action film that is a sequel to the 1975 film Death Race 2000 (1975). Director G.J. Echternkamp (Frank and Cindy (2015)) did a fantastic job executing Death Race 2050. Producer Roger Corman mentions the film as "a car-racing picture with some black humor.” The movie contains violence, sexual content, nudity, bad language, gore, suspense, government, drone attack, stabbed through the mouth, black humor, dark comedy, post-apocalypse, dictator and religious fundamentalist. There was a ton of carnage that can be gut wrenching to some folks, but most of it appears fake or cheap.

Death Race depicts the end of civilization with apocalyptic implications. The United Corporations Of America Chairman (Malcolm McDowell - A Clockwork Orange (1971), Halloween (2007), Bolt (2008), The Artist (2011)) looks forward to the roadkill carnage that is about to happen. Tammy (Anessa Ramsey - The Signal (2007), YellowBrickRoad (2010), Footloose (2011), Southbound (2015)) is a racer and a religious cult leader that is known as the Terrorist. Jed Perfectus (Burt Grinstead - Eat with Me (2014), Acting Class (2017), Bahr-Kwar (2015)) is a genetically engineered athlete who believes that he is a perfect driver. Frankenstein (Manu Bennett - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), 30 Days of Night (2007), Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010-2013)) who is known as the legendary cybernetic veteran who is the champion of Death Race.

Will Frankenstein be able to win another victory with his race from Nueva York to New Los Angeles with rebel attackers, rival drivers and the Chairman’s not such good intentions against him?

Viewers should know that there are low-budget effects and more than enough political lambasting in this film where America is overpopulated with desolate wasteland and brainwashed people who live their lives through virtual interactions. So America is overpopulated, and the unemployment rate is about 99 percent.

Death Race 2050 has some amazing performances that carry the movie as well as the theme around popular culture. Fans of the original 1975 movie will appreciate and enjoy this film with more than enough gore for gorehounds. There was tons of CG which were a bit dodgy which adds to the cheese factor as well as the fake Halloween decorations. I could not get over the vehicles in Death Race as they were made to kill/defeat their enemies by being equipped with machine guns, missile launchers, sprayers, and hubcaps that kill.

  • Death Race 2050 Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 4.86
  • IMDB: 3.7

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About Death Race 2050 2017

Title: Death Race 2050
Year: 2017
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy, Sport
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.43/5 stars from 4,043 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 4,043
MPAA Rating: R
Death Race 2050 Cast Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Manu Bennett, Anessa Ramsey, Folake Olowofoyeku, D.C. Douglas, Mark Doran, Yancy Butler, Pierre Paolo Goya Kobashigawa, Helen Loris, David Smith, Jerry Matheny, Debbie Mcintosh, Karl Muse, Daniele Muttini, Jonathan Fisher, Alberto Osterling, Marci Miller, Junior Jain Toboada Palomino, Burt Grinstead, Jason Simms, Charlie Farrell, Robert Slattery, Shanna Olson, Mark Sutcliffe, Sebastian Llosa, Sterling Taylor, Emilio Montero, Daniela Vargas, Gonzalo Alonso Ruiz, Leslie Shaw
Death Race 2050 Writers: G.J. Echternkamp, Maria Haras, Matt Yamashita
Death Race 2050 Director: G.J. Echternkamp
Language: English
Country: USA