Echternkamp is certainly no Paul Bartel, but he still managed to make a fun, trashy flick that does a decent job of capturing the spirit of the original Death Race 2000. In addition, the film functions as a pretty decent send-up of contemporary society, and thus it feels like an incredibly relevant film. All in all, it's not a great flick, but people who can get on its wavelength should find something to admire.
Eh, it's fine, but as is the case with most modern blockbusters, it's nothing more than a bunch of CGI nonsense and slick, incomprehensible action sequences. It's also completely forgettable in every way. While it's a perfectly passable piece of entertainment, I can safely say that this Trek reboot series is absolutely not for me.