Yes, I have a soft corner for death, blood, explosion and gore on the screen. I love Hollywood action movies.
Yet I can’t speak volumes about this one.
Directed by Paul Anderson, This movie is plotted in future when US is losing its shine and prisons are in private hands. To make money on internet death race is conceived and published and fueled with the right kind of people. The bet is that if a convict win this race 5 times, he can walk free.
Our hero Jensen Ames (Jason Statham) is framed for his wife’s murder to make sure that he takes places of Frankenstein, a celebrated driver who won 4 times, but died.
The concept was good and so was the action. The movie displayed, lot of metal, ammunition and speed, but not once you doubt the win of the “Good over evil”. There is so little imagination used to make the “Heroes” win and “Villains” loose, that it challenges the commonsense.
The mastermind Warden Hennessey (Joan Allen) and her reign of terror seem toothless. They are not listening at points they should be listening and keeping an eye on their pawns while they plot against them. Damn! they don’t even check the presents they get.
My Rating: 2/5