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I somehow wasn't quite prepared for just HOW bananas it actually was? That should be the end of my review, to be honest.
Yes, it's all incredibly stupid and shoddily-made, but also pretty loony and funny.
The most striking satirical target is the take on America itself, now a post-apocalyptic wasteland - where it may feel a little close to the bone right now.
Death Race 2050 will not be for everyone - or many - but they just don't make exploitation cinema like this anymore.
Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 is loud, shrill, spastic, sadistic, stylish, slipshod, stupid and smart in equal measures.
If you're a fan of the original 1975 movie, you will appreciate the gung-ho spirit with which Death Race 2050 is presented.
Don't expect it to eclipse the original - assuming the original is your cup of tea to begin with, of course - but there's still a surprising amount of gas left in this particular tank.
Death Race... delivers the goods on tongue-in-cheek action, simplistic yet effective social commentary, and a bunch of actors who clearly get the tone of the piece, and are willing to go way over the top in silly, campy, and sometimes ultra-violent fun.
It's not necessarily a "good" movie-it's ragged and choppy and scattershot, with broad, cartoonish gags and easy jabs over pointed satire-but it's also fun, unpretentious, cheeky, energetic, gleefully trashy, and filled with junky spectacle.
Complete garbage, Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 is a trashy low-budget exploitation film. It's basically a badly done remake of Death Race 2000, but lacking the clever satire and artistic vision. The acting (if it can be called such) is terrible, and the sets and costumes look incredible cheap and gaudy. And the social commentary is as subtle as a sledge hammer to the face. Roger Corman's Death Race 2050, which isn't directed by Roger Corman, is a hackneyed piece of sh** that's not even fit for the SyFy channel.
In true Corman fashion, it's bloody awful. But this is exactly how I like my trash.
I suppose you could call this the real remake to Death Race 2000 as it's the same plot but obviously set in 2050 as the year 2000 has been and gone, Anyway this remake is complete garbage, The acting is terrible the script was stupid, The effects were poor and the death race itself was boring, A few gory kills every now and then but still don't waste an hour and a half of your life on this, You have been warned.
Not exactly sure what is the point of the movie... In this remake, a totalitarian United States of Corporation ruled by Chairman (a pretentious mockery of Donald Trump), 5 racers race to kill as many people as possible before a transcontinental finish line. The racers are archetypes: Rogue AI controlled car Abe, religious fanatic Tammy, ghetto Minerva, Sexually frustrated Jed and legendary Frankenstein. The race was made harder with the rebellion running loose.
Death Race 2050 is a huge disappointment, it from the serious tone of the other Deathrace movies to this... I understood the satirical humour in the original but this one is trying so hard that it fell apart. The acting is awful, the special effects and gore were as fake as it could be but not grindhouse quality. The cars looked worn before the race even began. There are so many things wrong with this movie but Burt Grinstead gave his best and he was actually convincingly funny
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