Death Race 2000

Death Race 2000 ★★★

That's grindhouse! I'm not giving anyone credit for prophecy; this was on the heels of the Nixon era so dystopian America wasn't all that much of a stretch. It's still pretty darkly satisfying to watch the President blame everything on the French, as one does. The car scenes are OK -- did they just speed up the film for those? -- and the closing line makes it pretty clear that violence is fundamental.

Boofest 2023: connected to Papillon by resistance to injustice.

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