Death Race 2050 (Blu-ray release 2017-1-17) is reportedly more similar to the Death Race 2000 (1975) than the Death Race (2008) remake.  Not having watched the 1975 original, I found the 2008 remake and its sequels to be reasonably entertaining.  I was wrong to expect this movie to be similar.

This movie is a political satire, and reintroduces the rule of killing pedestrians to gain points – an idea dropped from the the remake.  In terms of fun, car designs, plot, excitement and characters I find this movie to be generally unsatisfactory.  Its production quality is very low – it seems to me that swimming goggles are used as VR device in 2050.  The AI car is incredibly dumb.  Someone compared this to Hunger Games, I think that’s an insult to the latter.

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