There were about six things I liked in Death Race: a handful of kills, the fate of the big Dreadnaught rig, and (to a much lesser extent) a rare example of Joan Allen’s cursing ability. Now Universal has a new red band trailer available that features almost all those moments in one convenient package. Possibly not the best idea, since there’s little good about the movie beyond the dubious charms of this trailer, but you’re not supposed to know that. This is meant to be a promise that more lurid shit is in store. (Sorry, nice folks at Universal; I guess I’m not supposed to reveal that.)
Head to the Death Race site and get behind the age gate to check it out in decent quality, or just watch the YouTube version below. What, no age gate? We should be ashamed of ourselves.
Behind every great book adaptation is a forgettable first try. — By Ryan Covey