DEATH RACE 2
Oddly-named follow-up to the Death Race (2008) remake is a direct-to-video prequel that explores the origins of Luke Lucas (Luke Goss), the first driver called “Frankenstein,” a character killed in the original film and its reboot.
This flick also uses retroactive continuity to explain the origin of the famed prison island race, but forget about all that. This is all about the badassery of watching prisoners trash-talk each other and compete in high-stakes driving violence. Sure, it’s cheap, but I’ve seen worse on the big screen.
Goss’ Frankenstein character was originally played by David Carradine in Death Race 2000 (1975), a role he reprised in voiceover in the 2008 version. Regarding newcomer Goss: his biggest role previous to this was appearing as the monster in a Hallmark TV movie version of … wait for it … Frankenstein.
You can’t make this stuff up, kids.
— DENNIS WILLIS