Friday, May 23, 2008
"Death Race 2000" (1975)
Death Race 2000 is a great political satire, dark comedy, and energy fueled film. Pretty much every minute of this film is exciting in some way. Bold heroes, beautiful women, and violence make up the nonstop onslaught of fun and entertainment. David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone lead the perfect cast for this film.
The camp comes pouring out as fast as the cars are do here. This film is just total absurdity. You've got five different themed race car and race car drivers racing cross country. Their goal? To run over as many men, women, teenagers, children, and toddlers that they can. What's out to stop them? An army of jean wearing rebels that the American government passes off to just be the "stinky French" once again. Don Steele solidifies this film's campy, 70's feel as the energetic announcer for the race.
You must see this film before the remake comes out later this year. Paul "W.orthless S.hit" Anderson is directing it, so we'll see how that turns out. Words can't explain how fun this film truly is to watch. It's fast paced, fun, and absurd. The perfect mixture for a 70's dark comedy and exploitation flick.
4 OUT OF 5 STARS