I am not sure how I stumbled upon this movie and I can’t remember why I decided to view it but sometimes you need to see a truly sh**y movie to appreciate others.
Of-course I was aware that this movie wasn’t gonna be an Oscar worthy movie but it could still be fun. Perhaps I was triggered to watch this movie by fun memories of a cool game in my childhood: Death Rally
In 1975 the first Death Rally movie named “Death Rally 2000” appeared. The movie received a politically incorrect label. The budget of the movie was 300.000, not the highest number in those days but also not extreme cheap. The first Jaws in that same year was an absolute block buster with 12.000.000 budget and 470.000.000 worldwide gross. Monty Python and the Holy Grail was made for 400.000 the same year.
Reboot in 2008
More people are probably familiar with the 2008 reboot starring Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibsonand the second one in 2010 with Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean.
Part 2 of the original from 1975
Here we are, 42 years later, the sequel has made it. Both films were produced by Roger Corman (born 1921).
A picture sometimes says more than a thousand words…
This is so cheap and simple things go wrong in this movie. There are a lot of movie errors. During a scene Frankenstein is mad and hits the steering wheel with his hand, the hand bounces back up and hits the window. The entire structure of the window and frame comes lose and lifts up 🙂
Hitting Pedestrians gives the drivers point. The scoreboard can some times be seen when a bystander gets killed by a car and they managed to edit the movie so the score of Frankenstein goes from 255 to 265 during the race and later at the checkpoint a score of 240 is shown.
The driver of the self driving car, the A.B.E. , can be seen when the car needs to refuel and is asking a wooden statue at the gas station to refill it (so far for smart A.I.) Very intelligent script work as the other cars with people do not need to refuel… not.
The list could go on and on. It’s simply not worth it…