United States, 2008
Directed By: Paul W. S. Anderson
Written By: Paul W. S. Anderson
Starring: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane, Jacob Vargas
Running Time: 105 minutes
Rated R for strong violence and language
3 out of 5 stars
When the cars speed over various markers embedded in the racetrack, their gatling guns/rocket launchers/oil slicks are ‘powered up,’ allowing them to splatter (literally) the competition. I fully expected to see red shells and banana peels by the film’s end, since Anderson is conspicuously channeling Mario Kart ($20 says his on-set trailer was outfitted with a Wii).