Death Race 2050

★½☆☆ – (2017) – Five cars race across America and aim for pedestrians as their point achievements. A remake that keeps some of the original’s craziness, but the tongue-in-cheek nature of such oddities is lost to an overall lack of focus. One of cinema’s worst edited movies in existence as scenes and events come and go with little to no cohesion. Also, the F/X are terrible.

The Purge: Election Year

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½☆☆☆ – (2016) – A senator who opposes Purge Night becomes the focus of purgers. A contender for one of the worst scripts ever shot for a major motion picture, as the dialog merely inflicts racism among characters who do nothing but state their social status amid a supposed social nightmare. There’s hardly anyone on the streets of this daunting night, meaning tension is lost to awful actors who strike poses in place of striking fear.

Phantasm: Ravager

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★★½☆ – (2016) – Reggie wanders through time and space seeking his friends while trying to destroy his adversary. Works well as a continuation of the surreal series, but comes up short as the definitive outcome. Feels as though nobody will ever explain what the franchise means, and at some points gives the notion that the creators figured it was best to make one more entry while everyone was still alive. Has moments that will please Phantasm fans, but newcomers will be lost.

Hunter’s Blood

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★★☆☆ – (1986) – A group of men go hunting and end up in a violent war with hillbilly deer poachers. A Deliverance/The Hills Have Eyes wannabe that takes an incredibly long time setting up everyday men in kooky situations before getting to the meat of the plot. Sometimes worthwhile, but mostly a silly drag.

Starship Troopers: Invasion

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★★☆☆ – (2012) – Heavily armored soldiers fight off hoards of giant bugs on a spaceship that contains an insect queen. Works best when dropping lines and musical cues from the original film, but is otherwise a standard story that serves as an excuse to show countless scenes of arachnid mayhem. Repetitive, to say the least, but moves fast.