This is a movie Hal Needham would have made. Too bad, Needham did those films. But somehow different. For Hal Needham’s films were entertaining, not serious, and limited to the essentials.
Producing a movie for a video game has always been tricky, due to a lack of content in the source material. George and John Gatins had meant it very well, and written a lot of buzz about the illegal races around. From then on, there would have been much to save, but director Scott Waugh bravely adhered to the book. And that’s adorned with gruesome stereotypes, crazy stereotypes, and terrible dialogues.