17 March 2010 | p-stepien
Not Uwe Boll
Which is hardly a compliment. But at least the quality is of high standard. The acting starts off on a very low note, but reaches average by the end of this flick.
The story is a follows: Year 2008. In an alternate universe Germany is apparently a British colony (everyone speaks British English, even German policemen amongst themselves). In this Shakespearen language loving country the new craze is street car racing. Naturally these go hand in hand with hot crazed chicks and crooks. Katie Reed (Erin Cahill) is an orphaned kid, whose only heirloom is a body-shop and repair-shop. Indebted she tries to do everything possible to get $60 000, including having sex with the bank representative. And she has three days to do so.
As she has two expensive race cars she decides to push up the ante and risk the cars for some street-car racing gambling. Honestly each of the cars looks to be worth some $50000-$60000. But instead of selling them she decides its better to risk them crashing and becoming worthless. I understand she's sentimental but we are told that the repair shop is the dearest thing on earth for her, not the cars... so why just not sell one of the two cars to get out of debt? That essentially is how ridiculous the plot is (that and for instance people cheering the winner of a race, whilst another car is burning and the driver may well be blown up any second now... and really no one actually wants this guy to die). Fortunately productions creds are very high and it looks like a decent budget was thrown into making this movie. Car chases are well choreographed (?) and if you like that kind of thing you may well ignore the stupidity of the characters and the shallowness of the script.