Death Race 2050 full movie review - Some details about Death Race franchise and Death Race 2050 small review.
OK I just want to try to lessen the confusion about the Death Race movies.
The 1st movie should be watched 4th, the 2nd should be 3rd, the 3rd should be 1st the 4th should be 2nd, the 5th don't bother and the 6th...well...we will see.
OK that didn't help, but this might. ;)
This is supposedly the order they should be watched in:
Death Race 2 (2010)
Death Race Inferno (2013)
Death Race (2008)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Death Race 2060 (2017)
Death Race Anarchy (2018)
Death Race 2 (2010) This is a prequel to Death Race 2000 with the introduction of the character Frankenstein and the 1st Death Race match. But also includes Sean Bean's character watching the original Death Race movie on TV during this Movie before they decide to invent Death Race.
Death Race Inferno (2013) This is a sequel to Death Race 2 with same actors and characters in the main roles. Also, prequel to Death Race 2000.
Death Race (2008) This was originally been going to be a sequel to Death Race 2000 but due to production costs the ambitious idea they had been scrapped and then some also say it's a remake but also like the previous 2 movies it's more of a prequel...work that one out lol. Some actors in the above movies were also in this as the same characters. David Carradine is the voice of the Frankenstein character and we see the character Machine Gun Joe for the 1st time played by Tyrese Gibson.
Death Race 2000 (1975) In the time line this is supposed to follow Death Race 2, Death Race Inferno and Death Race (2008) Sort of. You can now see the results from them not making up their mind what to make Death Race (2008) as Machine Gun Joe is white played by some actor called Sylvester Stallone ;) and David Carradine is Frankenstein who's voice we heard as Frankenstein in Death Race (2008) just before the then black Machine Gun Joe played by Tyrese Gibson killed him and was replaced by Jason Statham. Like the end of the 2008 movie they are now out of prison but the relationship between Frankenstein and Joe does not match the 2008 movie. There is also no Goldberg, Coach or Lists character in this. It feels really dated now but does feature lots of breasts. ;)
Death Race 2050 (2017) This was originally advertised as sequel to the other above movies and said to be finally a true sequel to Death Race 2000 Featuring once again Frankenstein character and his co-driver from Death Race 2000 Annie Sullivan. However just before watching it I saw it said sequel or soft reboot. Unfortunately it's the latter as the story does not follow on from Death Race 2000, Annie meets Frank for the 1st time, but they got Married in Death Race 2000. Does not feature Joe and once again features breasts plus some gore but that doesn't save the movie as it's style feels totally outdated. They tried to make this more comedy but none of it is funny. I personally enjoyed the 1st 3 movies in this list the most and this is the worst.
Death Race Anarchy (2018) This looks like this will be back to normal with Lists and Goldberg actors reprising their roles plus there is a Frankenstein character listed but long way down the list.
Whether you watch them in the order they are listed here or watch Death Race 2000 1st followed by Death Race 2050 and then the rest in the above order as a complete reboot is up to you. I would recommend watching them in order above and totally forget Death Race 2050.
By the way:
Deathsport (AKA Death Race 2050) (1978) This claims to be sort of sequel to Death Race 2000 but with motor bikes and also stars David Carradine but not as his Death Race 2000 character.
Cannonball (AKA Carquake) (1976) This one also starring David Carradine, plus uncredited appearance by Sylvester Stallone and directed by same director as Death Race 2000 is believed not to be connected. Neither is The Cannon Ball Run (1981), Cannonball Run II (1984) and Cannonball Fever (AKA Speed Zone) (1989).
The Gumball Rally (1976) This is not connected.
Death Racers (AKA Death Race 3000) (2008) This is another mockbuster movie from Asylum Movie company and is a cash-in on the 2008 Death Race. It features none of the characters from any of the Death Race movies and is bad even for an Asylum movie.
Need for Speed, Cars ;) and Fast & Furious franchises are not connected to the Death Race franchise.
Death Race (1976 video arcade game) This game was inspired by Death Race 2000. The game was remade in 1990.
Carmageddon (1997 video game) This game was also inspired by Death Race 2000.
Maze Death Race (1982 video game) and Deathtrack (video game) These might have also been inspired by Death Race 2000.
Roadwar 2000 (1986 computer game) This game was not inspired by Death Race but more based on Mad Max.
In Death Race 2 we hear about a company called Weyland which was also in the Alien film franchise, not sure if there is a connection other than one of the producers and writers of Death Race 2 was also a producer and writer of Alien vs Predator.
Drive carefully now. :)