Part action, part horror, and all motor, Death Race: Beyond Anarchy, from director Don Michale Paul, races on to Blu-ray and DVD on October 2nd. Starring Danny Trejo, Danny Glover, and “Black Sails” actor Zach McGowan (interview), Death Race 4 is a non-stop thrill ride.
McGowan plays the lead role of Connor, a true badass in every sense of the word. When the latest shipment of prisoners arrives at the maximum security prison known for its anarchy, brutality, and racing, Connor and his fellow new arrival are quickly put to the test in a battle for survival in the hell on earth run by Frankenstein.
Connor has his eye on the crown which can only be won in the infamous Death Race. With a little help from a bookie, Baltimore Bob (Glover), team leader Lists and gunman Bexie (Cassie Clare) he may just have a shot. But there is much more to Connor than meets the eye. After falling for a bartender, the truth begins to come to light via a great twist.
The Death Race franchise is known for its blood and badassery and Beyond Anarchy doesn’t disappoint. There are more kills, thrills and high octane moments than you can shake a stick at. Of course, there’s also enough fighting to keep you entertained right to the last second.
Zach McGowan kills it. After watching him in action you’ll be wondering how he isn’t in every major action film. He brings a sense of reality to the film and plays his role well. Did I mention that the man can fight? McGowan did most of his own stunts including the fight scenes which were impressive.
When it comes to Cassie Clare’s character Bexie, she’s just as badass as the boys. I’ll admit she was one of my favorite characters in the film. We need to see more female characters like Bexie, tough, determined and can stand on her own two feet. Plus, I found her swagger charming. It’s a cool character that I’m glad they included. They chose the right actress for the job.
The race itself was great to watch. Let’s be honest, we all like to see things that go boom. The cast kept the pedal to the medal and did a fantastic job. The characters all had a chance to shine and they did. The mix of different personalities like Frankenstein (Nolan North), Johnny Law (Nicholas Aaron), The Warden (Cameron Jack), and The Fireman (Julian Seager), keep you on your toes.
I’ll be honest with you, I’m not usually into movies like Death Race, but Beyond Anarchy won me over. It was a fun film that feeds that dark twisted part you. Death Race: Beyond Anarchy scores a 5 out of 5. Now, go strap in and get ready for one hell of a ride. Pick up your copy of Death Race: Beyond Anarchy on October 2nd. Be sure to check out our interview with Zach McGowan for the inside scoop on Death Race: Beyond Anarchy and his new role this season on “The Walking Dead”.