Death Race 3 “Inferno” (2013) Movie Review
Released : Jan. 20th, 2013
Reviewed : Jan. 19th, 2013
Genre : Action
Story (From IMDB) :
Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew.
This might be one of the best straight to DVD films I’ve saw in a long time. Sure the Death Race sequel has already been beat to death but for what it’s worth this is a fun film.
The story revolves around the infamous Death Race being sold out to a ego centric millionaire who plans on making it larger while taking down its main star “Frankenstein” from winning his last match and gaining his freedom. Now throw Ving Rhames into the mix as the original owner of Death Race who doesn’t agree with the new direction the owner wants to take it into. What you end up getting from that is a pretty good plot for a movie titled Death Race with a few good plot twists and by the end even with the flashbacks they make sure that you completely understand everything that has happened. I was actually surprised by how I thought the story was handled and played out.
Luck Gross plays “Frankenstein” pretty well as a hard cut tough guy. He has the look to him and for this role the tough look was all that was really needed. Danny Trejo as always plays the same role he always done almost as a go to guy who can always fix things and have a plan. Dougray Scott plays a decent “villain” with his lust for more violence, death, and over the top rule bending things to happen in the show even if it means losing money and his fan base.
The death races them selves are filled with plenty of shooting and explosions to satisfy one’s need while watching a movie named Death Race. The film also throws in a few scenes filled with hand to hand combat scenes mainly focusing on Frankenstein ‘s fighting. Those scenes are actually a nice break from the high speed races and fit in quite well. For being a lower grade movie too I though the fighting itself was done well.
Overall what I got was a film much better than expected. Is it perfect no but with some good action scenes, a steady pace, and a surprising story I’d recommend this for a watch.