Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Death Race 3: Inferno Movie Review
Death Race 3: Inferno opens with billionaire playboy Niles York (Dougray Scott) taking over Weyland Enterprises, from Ving Rhames (Mr. Weyland). After a short montage, Carl Lucas is flown to the Kalahari Desert, to compete in the first desert Death Race.
As a twist the 16 ladies have to fight to the death to vie for 10 navigator spots in the death race. Now, in life there is noting sexier than scantily clad babes fighting, with axes, spears, and flame throwers. The fighting in this scene is average, too many quick cuts, but some good stunts. Tanit Phoenix is a hottie, and her fighting skills, well, she looks good so who cares, and that is all that matters.
The desert race has a Mad Max sort of feel. The racers have tracking devices implanted, leaving the cars, or not following the rules, gets a heat seaking missile launch directed at you. Clocking in at 105 minutes, the races are extended, sand flies while the carnage commences. The race travels through towns, and rural areas.
Yrsa Daley-Ward plays Salinas, she is the woman in Africa in charge of putting on the games. Salinas orchestrates the race and killing for the millions to watch. The race is run in stages, same as with the other Death Race films. There are weapons markers, that allow the racers car weapons to be activated.
Racing madness, mayhem, and smoldering hot ladies, what is not to like? The racers have to contend with unfriendly natives, the Warlords of Kalahari, and of course each other, through a winding course all through the desert.
Death Race 3: Inferno seems to lose some of the humor from Death Race 2. I won' t spoil the plot twist about and hour and ten minutes in, but it fuels, the story. Most of the actual story develops on the fly, so don't expect much in the beginning. The final few minutes actually completely extrapolates the story, and ties up any loose ends.
Overall, I liked the film, not as good as Death Race 2, but worthy a sequel, Death Race 3: Inferno rates a 6 out of 10.
Amazon has the film for pre-order, it will ship January 22nd.