I'm back on YouTube looking for Science Fiction movies I haven't seen before. There's plenty to see and I'm watching them by streaming them through VLC Player so I can avoid the commercials and ads that pop up. I can also turn up the speed and with some of these movies it's the sensible thing to do. There's no telling how long these links will last.
The nice thing about films by The Asylum is they are usually pretty short. Road Wars is 80 minutes and that's more than enough to get through. They've mixed the Road Warrior (lacking Fury Road) with zombies in their post apocalyptic world. There's a group of survivors that live in a little camp. One of them gets bite while on a routine mission and his girlfriend keeps him tied up and sneaks him back onto camp. Some guy wonders by who's got no memory of the troubles. They think he might be immune for little or no reason. The script is kind of weak. Besides the zombies, or night runners, there are groups of living humans that need killin'. The baddies trap some of the gang in a building and try to steal their car. Lucky it has a bomb in it. The baddies know the immune guy and they've also kidnapped the gang's other truck.
The have a low budget battle in the desert and more people die because when it's the apocalypse it doesn't make sense to work together. The survivors of the battle get back to surviving but they don't do very well. There's some more story with the mutating virus but it's hardly worth mentioning. They have a fairly nice looking film but there isn't much of a story, and you're going to be familiar with the story points. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone really, it's The Asylum, you don't need to see their work. Instead watch the movies they copy. Even the crappiest of the movies they rip off, they're better than anything The Asylum puts out. The movie gets a 2.6 on the IMDb and out of 200 voters they get 16 tens and 74 ones. You can sure tell how many of the film makers, or their pals, voted.
Death Race 3: Inferno is a 2012 film that continues the Frankenstein story from the 2008 remake and the 2010 sequel. I can hardly keep up with all the new movies but I had wanted to see this film. I'm still a big fan of the original Death Race 2000 and I liked the 2008 remake. The screenplay is Tony Giglio from a story by Tony and Paul WS Anderson. It's directed by Roel Reiné, who directed the 2010 sequel and the recent The Man With The Iron Fists 2. Most of his other work doesn't seem like stuff I might be interested in. DR3:I was released straight to video.
Dougray Scott plays a creepy billionaire who brings the Death Race TV Show to other prisons so he can have a death race each week. The first race is in the Kalahari desert. Of course Dougray changes all the rules and Frankenstein can't get out of the race after winning his 5th race. If Frankenstein wins he dies. Dougray is a worse psychopath than some of the drivers, he's free and he's rich.
Dougray makes the female navigators fight to the death, the last 10 standing are the ones that get to go on to a chance to die in the death race. I guess he figures they must have a big supply of gals that he can waste some. Dougray's show producer is a vicious bloodthirsty woman who doesn't always agree with his choices. She wants the death and destruction to keep the show going and she thinks some of Dougray's choices are going to upset the viewers. The race goes on and there's more vehicles in this race than were running in the whole of Road Wars. They zoom all about the desert smashing and bashing and shooting their guns and rockets. They pick off the other teams one by one. The race goes into a Kalahari shanty town. When Pretty Boy makes a run for it the producer sends a big ass missile right after him. No matter that civilians are near by. It's a tough world, in the future, especially when you're poor. That's the end of day one.
Danny Trejo gets a knife wound and he meets a nice nurse who's a big fan, of his penis. There's a tiny bit of gratuitous nudity but hardly enough to mention. Day two continues with more driving in the desert. Cars crash and smash and the only lady driver looses her car but takes out another driver before getting run over. The race is back in town and the people aren't very happy with the collateral damage. They riot and some of the criminal gangs attack the production. This time Danny gets a ticket out of the movie. Day three of the race Frankenstein pulls out all stops and heads for the finish line. Dougray goes nuts and tries to kill Frankenstein. No one helps him when Frankenstein shows up. There's a happy ending for Frankenstein and partners. Not so much for Dougray but he was a nasty piece of shit and he deserves his fate.
It was all fairly enjoyable but not quite as tasty as the 2008 remake. I had wanted to see it and now I have. The nice thing about watching them on YouTube is I didn't have to waste any of my Netflix rentals, the library failed to stock the films for some reason. If you saw the others you know what to expect and this is right in the same vein. I'd watch it again but wouldn't need to pick up a copy.