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Jason Statham's Death Race - Could This Actually Be Good?

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June 8, 2008
Source: MTV

Death Race

I'm starting to actually wonder whether Paul W.S. Anderson's Death Race with Jason Statham could actually be good?! Maybe this is the year for racing movies? I don't imagine anyone was actually thinking that Resident Evil's Paul W.S. Anderson could remake the 70's cult classic Death Race 2000 into an enjoyable film, but remarkably it doesn't look half bad so far. We need to see a trailer before making any final decisions, but these new photos, courtesy of MTV, actually look quite promising. Jason Statham and Tyrese Gibson aren't exactly terrible, but it's Anderson that worries me the most. Anyway, everyone should take a look at a few of these new photos and judge for themselves whether Death Race looks good or not.

I know these are a few days old, but I just recently took a closer look and had a change of heart. Hence why this is more about asking what you think about them. Have these new photos changed your mind?

Death Race

Death Race

Death Race

Death Race

Death Race

Death Race

I'll admit that right now that I think this looks awesome. My reasoning is that although I know Anderson isn't the best director out there, he has usually delivered fun and enjoyable entertainment at its finest, especially with Resident Evil and Soldier. I'm currently still riding on a high from Speed Racer and strapping real gritty guns onto cars and racing in a prison gets me excited. We all know the story and script in this is going to be pretty bad, but that doesn't mean it won't be a fun "balls to the wall" action flick. I just want some mayhem and madness and I think Death Race will deliver on that front. Am I wrong?

Death Race is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, of Mortal Kombat, Soldier, Resident Evil, and Alien vs Predator, with a screenplay written by J.F. Lawton, of Under Siege, Blankman, Chain Reaction, and Dead or Alive. The film is a remake of the 1975 cult classic B-movie Death Race 2000 directed by Paul Bartel and starring David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone. Death Race arrives in theaters on August 22nd.

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  • Brad
    How on Earth can you be excited about this? MK, RE, AVP.. all garbage.
  • Okay, PWSA has had his ups/downs: MK - "OK" for it's time period/audience, doesn't hold up today Event Horizon - Pretty decent horror flick. Soldier - Some people think it's garbage, others enjoy it. (I'm one of the latter.) Resident Evil - Great action flick. What acting are you expecting? It's based on a video game! AVP - Pretty decent action/thriller. Yes, I liked it. So I'm thinking I'll probably enjoy Death Race. Just because I'm a sucker for PWSA films it seems.
  • jason_md2020
    Out of all of Anderson's work I liked Event Horizon the most. But come on, Mortal Kombat, AVP, 3 RE films, and now Death Race? Stop adapting older movies & video games, start finding original scripts!
  • Darrin
    i liked the first resident evil, mk was good for the time and avp was alright, would have been better if it was rated R. death race looks decent.
  • jman571
    MK- like it when I last saw it...it's been a while though Event Horizon- never saw it Soldier- to sum it all up: "I'm going to kill them all, sir." kickass........but the acting leaves something to be desired, I don't care if he has no emotions! Resident Evil- not sure if he directed the 3rd one which I liked much better than the first two, but this one actually had a semi-interesting plot..just checked IMDB, he wrote RE:3, so I guess I gotta give him some credit for it. AVP- Okay action flick, pretty garbage in general.
  • Curtis
    Ill admit this i really enjoyed the Mortal Kombat movie now im saying that i enjoyed it with all the action and it being funny, i wont say i loved it though and the Resident Evil movie was way better then the rest of the crap sequels that came out later for it. Im looking forward to seeing this movie just for some sweet action and shit blowing up, i mean car withs weapons attached to them how much more fun can it get, the script is going to be enjoyable to cause its going to be bad.
  • Reza
    I remember when I was a kid and I watched Mortal Kombat for the first time. I thought it was the most badass thing ever created and I couldn't stop playacting it with my cousins. NON. STOP. lol, I think Mortal Kombat was definitely a good action flick considering when it was made. Event Horizon scared the shit out of me. Everything else was kind of boring though.
  • neftoon
    another remake from hollyweird......why don't they try comming up with something new that dosn't suck.....too hard i guess.
  • nha
    who's the bruenette? Natalie Martinez or Janaya Stephens? Hard to telll from their IMDB pics. Also, anyone else notice how poor those ladies come off as security guards? Their outfits look way too big!
  • Xerxex
    I like Statham because of Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Revolver, and Snatch and he did a good job as Handsome Rob in the Italian Job, so Death Race will be a good action flick to go see, There hasn't been that many high octane action flicks in 2008 so this is a perfect powder keg explosion we as humans need, the suggested amount is 10,000 miligrams of High Octane EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Spider
    Jason Statham's appearance in any flick automatically boosts that flick's caliber. I bet this one will deliver!!!
  • blend
    i like this man because is so strong ............................
  • amanda
    jason statham jason statham jason statham jason statham jason statham jason statham jason statham jason statham jason statham jason statham omg jason statham!

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