Hurleysgivingpocalyptageddon 2013: Deathsport

Somewhere along the line, I’d  heard that Deathsport was a pseudo-sequel to one of my favorite movies, Death Race 2000. I didn’t really find that to be the case.

They both star David Carradine, and feature vehicle based duels to the death, but that's it.

They both star David Carradine, and feature vehicle based duels to the death, but that’s about it.

I don’t know if it’s because I had just finished the amazing Double Dragon, or because I had pretty high expectations going in, but this flick did not thrill me. You’d think a movie about motorcycle duels, magic desert rangers, and dudes with crystal swords wouldn’t be boring, but somehow, Deathsport really is.

There are some pretty great stunts, a dancing naked lady (for no apparent reason), and about a million explosions (the only special effect they spent any amount of money on), all of which was cool. However, there was also a LOT of footage of motorcycles just driving around “chasing” each other. Lots and lots of that. With horrible sound effects. Lots. Just driving around. Another thing there’s a lot of? Really terrible dialogue.

While it has some cool moments, it was far from a good movie.

2 out of 5

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