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Death Race (2008) – 27 Second Review

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Written by: Paul W.S. Anderson, based on the screenplay by Robert Thorn and Charles B. Griffith
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez, and David Carradine

Review: From video game to movie to another video game, to yet another movie which shamelessly begs to be made into a video game. It seems like a circuitous exercise in pointlessness, but this installment pays out. There is enough splode to keep even me sated, and it’s even the creative kind of splode. Anyone can blow something up with grenades, but it takes an artist to do it with an ejector seat. Ian McShane steals the show for badassery, and the principal actors work well enough together so that you feel hatred seething from the screen, including the brilliant cinematography in a neck-snapping sequence. Hee.

Time: 23 seconds

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