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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
In the future, the prison system is drastically overcrowded and the US's economy has gone to hell. A prison warden, Warden Hennessey (Joan Allen) has created a phenomenon known as Death Race, where prisoners race suped up cars in a battle to the death, the catch is that the man that wins 5 races gets set free. Jensen Ames (Jason Statham), is a factory worker, with a wife and child. One night, his wife is murdered and Ames is accused of the act. He is sent to the prison by the request of Warden Hennessey, who gives him a propsition. The most popular driver, Frankenstein, died during his last race, and Warden Hennessey wants Ames to assume the identity of Frankenstein. She also tells Ames all he has to do is win one race and he is free to go. This is a propisition Ames cannot pass up, and now he must battle dangerous obstacles as well as dangerous drivers, in an attempt to get set free and find clues to his wifes murder.
This is your usually Jason Statham movie, with lots of action sequences and big explosions. The movie has some pretty interesting characters, and an overall decent story. Dont expect perfect acting, however, but as a popcorn flick this is a good choice.
Rating - 7.5/10
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