drcvns_d019_00079r.jpgOne of the more fun parts of reviewing is the stuff that doesn’t actually require any effort. Death Race is set for a August 22 release. And as I mentioned in a previous article looks a lot like Death Race 2000 with aspects of Rollerball and Running Man thrown in for good measure.

Well the Death Race folks have upped the ante. They now have a game you can play. Of course I am not very good at games, but I did have fun inching my armored Dodge around the race track. While I doubt I will be invited to participate in the Death Race finale, it was kind of cute.

drcvns_fp_3ab_grd38_08968r.jpgThe world of computer games has moved forward at the speed of light, what was cutting edge just a few years ago is passe today. I was reading an article recently that categorized game players, there are regular and casual players, likewise there are regular and casual games. Death Race is solidly in the casual column. It would have to be, I liked it.

Give it a try. Oh I’ll give you a tip, don’t pick the armored Dodge Ram, it has an acceleration rate akin to a hungry snail, but the the armor plating sure does help with those 25 mile an hour crashes into the wall! OK this won’t appeal to you Nintendo fiends, but I thought it was cute.

Give it a try. Oh, and make sure you give the movie a try on August 21.

I know, I hear you, you want to know what the movie is about. Jason Statham leads the killer cast as Jensen Ames. Death Race, is an action-thriller set in the post-industrial wasteland of tomorrow (hmm that sounds like Washington, DC). Forced to don the mask of the mythical driver Frankenstein (the hero in Death Race 2000) —a crowd favorite who seems impossible to kill—Ames is given an easy choice by Terminal Island’s warden (Joan Allen): suit up or rot away in a cell. Driving a monster car outfitted with machine guns, flamethrowers and grenade launchers, one desperate man will destroy anything in his path to win the most twisted spectator sport on Earth.

I do plan on watching this movie, I loved the one that it is modeled after, so you can bet your bottom dollar I will like this one. Well maybe.

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