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1st Crappy Image Reveals Much About Paul W.S. Anderson's DEATH RACE film!!!

Harry here... It's the Holiday time period. Post Christmas.... Pre New Year... I'm in an incredibly good mood... or was. I think I had completely given up on the notion that Paul (worthless shit) Anderson was remaking DEATH RACE... A film that at one point was to be directed by Jan De Bont and had folks like Tom Cruise and Sylvester Stallone rumored to be attached. But then... like a post-apocalyptic cockroach crawling out of the wreckage of eons of development hell imerges... Paul W.S. Anderson... An incredibly nice and charismatic smoldering train wreck of talent. He has written and is directing this film, that a press release describes as thus:

Genre: Action-Thriller Cast: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson Screenplay by: Paul W.S. Anderson Producers: Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Paula Wagner Executive Producers: Roger Corman, Dennis E. Jones Jason Statham leads the cast of an action-thriller set in the post-industrial wasteland of tomorrow, with the world’s most brutal sporting event as its backdrop. A penitentiary full of felons has inspired the jailers to create a grisly pastime ripe for lucrative kickbacks. Now, adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for televised violence and a spectacular arena come together to form the Death Race. Three-time speedway champion Jensen Ames (Statham) is an expert at survival in the harsh landscape that has become our country. Just as he thinks he has turned his life around, the ex-con is framed for a gruesome murder he didn’t commit. Forced to don the mask of the mythical driver Frankenstein—a crowd favorite who seems impossible to kill—Ames is given an easy choice by Terminal Island’s warden (Joan Allen): suit up or rot away in a cell. His face hidden by a metallic mask, one convict will be put through an insane three-day challenge. Ames must survive a gauntlet of the most vicious criminals in the country’s toughest prison to claim the prize of freedom. Driving a monster car outfitted with machine guns, flamethrowers and grenade launchers, one desperate man will destroy anything in his path to win the most twisted spectator sport on Earth.

The most depressing news? We'll get to see Joan Allen in a truly dreadful movie. But then I wonder... can Ian McShane and Jason Statham save this? Well look at the production design and look of the shot below... Every aspect looks like derivative Mad Max bullshit. I dare Paul W.S. Anderson to make a great film. Every time out I hope he does it, but instead he continually explosively shits in the faces of his audience members. He's horrifyingly inept. I pray this is different, but he's inspired no confidence in me.

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  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Wow. Rollerball redux?

    by eggbeater

    This is gonna suck great

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Don't mince words, Harry...

    by Mooseboy

    tell us what you * really* think.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST


    by Sir Loin

    Machine Gun Joe Viturbo in this?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Looks like...

    by tj donkey show

    the Delorean from Back To The Future.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Is that the Flux Capacitor?

    by SweetBlackMagic

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6 p.m. CST

    Jason Statham looks like he's about to fall asleep

    by Bob of the Shire

    He knows he's in a Paul W.S. Shitfest (r). It's like he's staring directly into the audience, saying "Why the hell did you pay money to see this?".

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6 p.m. CST

    Looks like his face was pasted on in photoshop

    by SkeletonParty

    Look at the road, asshole, not the camera!!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Re: TJ

    by MemBirdman

    That's exactly what I thought. Save for the flux capacitor, it looks exactly like the delorean.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    THIS is his follow-up to There Will Be Blood?!?

    by tonagan

    Someone had to make the joke.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Jason Statham in Road Warrior redux - Road to Bethlehem

    by Orionsangels

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Sounds like ROCK`N`ROLL Racing 2 for PS1...

    by travis-dane

    but guys it is just one picture.Maybe Paul has time to develop a good movie?Let`s give him a chance.I do miss HANDSOME JACK BLOODWHEEL and WICKED DOC VOODOO!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    hater harry

    by hoserboy

    'bout time you come out and play...

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Photoshop, anyone?

    by bparsonst

    I mean, jesus.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    I'm holding out for Uwe Boll's

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Mario Cart

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    time cop acid reflux?

    by dr.bulber

    john o'connor, install my oscillation overthruster!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    I don't think Anderson is terrible...

    by Toonol

    ...Just mediocre. His films have generally been tepid, not vile. Mortal Kombat was fun. The Resident Evil flicks and AvP were kinda blah, but there's a lot of working directors that are worse.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Daniel Day Lewis looks different...

    by Sad_Lieutenant

    No but seriously what's with the fake acute depth of field? It's like a Photoshop blur-job! Oh wait I just remembered that I don't give a shit about this hack and his cock-rate movies!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Where ara all the HATERS?

    by travis-dane

    Start HATING people!We need more HATE here!CHRISTMAS is over,you can HATE again!Thank you very much.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Why is everything blurry

    by The Winged Doucheman

    except Jason Stathom's head? That is on small depth of field or Photoshopped bullshit.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Shit,I can not HATE without screwing up,SORRY!

    by travis-dane

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST


    by stephen brown

    jason needs to make transporter 3

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    1.21 Jiggawatts

    by The Winged Doucheman

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:22 p.m. CST

    The only thing that could generate

    by The Winged Doucheman

    that kind of career suicide would be a bolt of lightning!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:22 p.m. CST


    by AxeBox

    This image is actually the real image that they photoshopped Jason Stathom's face on. And, it's a terrible photoshop job at that.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    I gotta admit....

    by Big Dan

    I always thought Paul Anderson sucked too. That is until yesterday when I saw AVP R. Now I think he's a friggin' genius.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST

    >>>>>SICK OF STATHAM<<<<<<<<

    by wilsonfisk89

    thats it. hes everywhere. its sickening at this point...

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:28 p.m. CST

    I liked MORTAL KOMBAT. That was about it.

    by Mike_D

    He shit on AVP. He'll have to do something incredible for me to forgive him for that (and Resident Evil).

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST


    by Mike_D


  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    lame little approval seeking wiener fuks

    by stephen brown

    now thats a catchphrase. i like resident evil - does that make me uncool. but i loved 300 and 40 year old virgin - am I cool again. Its hard being me

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST


    by Obscura

    sorry, thats all that picture screamed out to me..... THey're gonna ruin this. Even the original was self aware enough to make fun of itself... the premise IS the joke, thats the point. i doubt mister PWSA has understood that.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Makes Speed Racer look like Gladiator

    by The Winged Doucheman

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    I like Statham, but he does make bad choices

    by photoboy

    Like also appearing in a Uwe Boll film. All he needs to do now is appear in a Michael Bay film and he'll have worked with all the shittest directors in Hollywood (unless someone digs Ed Wood up out of the ground and reanimates him).<br><br> Perhaps working with useless directors is Statham's way of improving himself as an actor by having to rely on himself to find a character because the director is too busy masturbating over all the jump cuts he's shoving into a scene.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:41 p.m. CST

    lame little approval seeking wiener fuks

    by stephen brown

    crank was da bomb. chaos was watchable. transporter 1 and 2 rocked out with its cock out. lock stock and two smoking barrells was a rip roaring affair. he and vin diesel should work together. and i still loves "lame little approval seeking wiener fuks "

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    they oughta remake The Running Man...

    by Stone Cold Killa

    but have it be based on the Stephen King/Richard Bachman novella instead of just basing it on the concept. Not that I don't enjoy the original. Maybe Darabont'll do it after The Long Walk...

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    really really tired of statham.

    by George Newman

    he put on such a bland performance in the Transporter(which i saw on video) that i avoided him ever since. Italian Job was the most recent flick of his i've seen.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST

    One can never forgive AVP abomination

    by Unimaginative_Moneyhungry_Hollywood

    NEVER!!! Why do studios back this idiot-talentless-regurgitating director? Give a new upcoming director the $50 million & I bet we get a shit load more quality for the money than this goon... Another Mad Max try-hard remake.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST


    by chuffsterUK

    How can a film be judged on one image? There's no way we can tell what this will be like,regardless of director,the same goes for that"Hulk"image too!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST


    by stephen brown

    its not another god damn sequel

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:53 p.m. CST

    judge Hancock, its got a trailer...

    by Stone Cold Killa

    now that looks awful.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Is Shia in it?

    by The Winged Doucheman

    That adds an extra 20 million to the weekend box office.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST


    by chuffsterUK

    Still not convinced.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7 p.m. CST


    by MikeTheSpike

    Harsh, Harry. What'd the guy do to you?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    he made SOLDIER


    and he did that to all of us.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST


    by seekshelter

    i remember the original being rather silly.... i dont think he could mess that up.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    hahaha SOLDIER

    by Sir Loin

    Russell deserved SO much better than that, the dude was ripped. Like Duke Nukem.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    On behalf of Britain, I appologise to the world.

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    We should have stopped him but, alas, we sat back and did nothing. Now Anderson is loose in Hollywood and we have no legal powers to get him out of America. We're very sorry.<p>However, we would like to point out that we did also give you Christopher Nolan and Wigley Scott (that's an Extra's reference for anyone who watched it earlier). We realise it does not fully make up for Anderson but we hope it helps you to forgive us.<p>Oh and Germany gave you Uwe Boll. So they're a lot worse.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Anderson sucks, but......

    by Shermdawg least his go around with the Alien franchise was NOWHERE near as bad as the horseshit that was released this week. At least he attempted some new shit with the xenomorphs. At least there was more care taken in developing Lathan and Henriksen's charactrs. Not much, but way more than the Brothers Strause's efforts. It's sad that I'm praising the guy here, because AVP was indeed sub par, but at the time I didn't think things could get any worse.... <br><br> They did. <br><br> Now regarding him fucking up Resident Evil...... *sigh*

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST


    by BurgerTime

    This looks awful. Kinda reminds me of the Back to the Future car but not in a good way, know what I mean? Seriously, how does this fucknut get to direct features? I personally know guys doing second rate, small market commercials who would amputate their own right arm to have that opportunity. Same with Ratner, although he does have SOME redeeming qualities I guess.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Jason Statham ain't jack...

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    ever since he signed on for that Boll movie! More like Jason 'As Long as the Check Clears' Statham now.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    "really really tired of statham"

    by Shermdawg

    "he put on such a bland performance in the Transporter(which i saw on video) that i avoided him ever since. Italian Job was the most recent flick of his i've seen." <br><br> You've seen TWO of his films. You don't care for the guy. You're NOT "tired" of him, and you sure as hell aren't "really really tired" of him after only two flicks.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST


    by Paul T. Ryan

    Honestly Harry, Soldier was almost a decade ago. It's really time to move on. Not to mention move on from this site's spiteful venom directed at certain director whilst uncritically crawling up the arses of other filmmakers.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Nice line

    by Zappary

    Explosively shitting in the faces of your audience members... Now that's one hell of a mental image.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    All painted CGI

    by wintocha67

    All crap.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST


    by Zappary

    I agree that it looks really, really wierd how only Statham's head is in focus. Bwah?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Paul T. Ryan

    by Shermdawg

    Well, when a hack gets a'hold of a beloved sci-fi property or several beloved sci-fi properties in Paul's case, and then procedes to rape them in varying degrees, then the "spiteful venom" is more than warranted.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST


    by the_man_from_Rio

    hardest working man in showbiz...just joking...he's in 5 out of 3 action movies made these days...he's solid though. not like snake solid, but solid nonetheless

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Imagine this...

    by Unimaginative_Moneyhungry_Hollywood

    Paul W.S. Andersons Omega Man remake (Besides I am Legend, 28 days later, Resident evil, Death Race, Mad Max etc there are not enough post apocalyptic movies out there)!... Paul W.S. Andersons Blade Runner Remake (Deckard makes a few more unicorns & then goes slow mo resident evil kung fu on the replican army)!... Paul W.S. Andersons Terminator remake (Set in present day Russia, the terminators were actually invented by Egyptians)!... Paul W.S. Andersons Titanic Remake (the Titanic is actually a warship full of zombies. The new twist: the ship doesn't sink in the end!!)... Paul W.S. Andersons Ben Hur Remake (Set in the future, Ben goes in an apocalyptic death race!!)... Paul W.S. Andersons Matrix Prequel (We discover the matrix was created by mad max. Max used some spare parts from the Ford Falcon Interceptor & created a terminator that could defeat the Egyptian replican zombie army)

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Wait just a minute

    by Fred

    What is Frankenstein doing wearing The Phantom's skull ring?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    So what?

    by Paul T. Ryan

    So he made a few lackluster films. Big friggin' deal. He didn't run over my dog or fire me or anything like that. They're only movies folks, and that's not worth foaming at the mouth over.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Ick, that doesn't sound good.

    by viola123

    Joan Allen's in this? Why?! Jason Statham looks good though. As always. But blech. It sounds like Thunderdome on wheels. Only not awesome, as was and is the Thunderdome.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:09 p.m. CST

    "So he made a few lackluster films."

    by Shermdawg

    A FEW!?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    What an awful photoshop!

    by Orionsangels

    Why not just go all out? Blur it some more. Makes his face more in focus. Make it look like he's on the set of Spykids 3. Go ahead.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Definately Photoshop-ped!

    by marineboy

    Lord know's why...probably was the most "emotional" pic they had of him. 1 pic - and yes, it looks awful.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Anderson hate is different than Ratner hate...

    by Shermdawg

    ...which is really unfair regarding X3. He was hired gun in a hijacked and rushed production. Anderson however, was the guy in charge with AVP AND Resident Evil. And while the Alien franchise was already on a downward spiral, Resident Evil had everthing going for it, and there was more than material to draw from. But it was dumbed most of hs adapted work to the point where it barely resembled what made the series so popular. It wasn't the zombies. It was the atmosphere. It was the pacing. Which he failed on both. And then there's the Jovovich character... <br><br> The guy's a terrible director/producer, and until he puts out something decent, then maybe the hate will go away... or at least ease a bit.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST

    It's funny...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...If Anderson had let Harry come to the set of Soldier instead of nixing the idea I bet the Ginger One would have spent the past decade telling us all just how good and how much fun Anderson's films are, you know, just like with Rodriguez, Del Toro, Bay and so on. But Harry didn't get his way so we get a decade long bile filled vendetta against the guy instead. And of course the sheep like hater masses are all to happy to follow the Ginger One down that path of bile spewed venom every time, taking it all to the nth degree, deserved or not. Still, carry on...

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:42 p.m. CST

    FYI Harry

    by bootle2

    I coined the W.S. phrase, except it's "Worst Shit" as in, his shit is the WORST SHIT ever. Also, I like statham, but why is he always a driver? Talk about being typecast....

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:46 p.m. CST

    It's all been done.

    by Hugh G Rekshun

    Anything they did with those cars would've looked like something that's already been done, because it has. It could have been much could have looked like the Jackass Brothers version of Speed Racer.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Remember when Milla Jovovich......

    by Shermdawg

    ...or someone posing as her frequented the talkbacks? <br><br> "I was never one to use my fame to get roles, but I always wanted to do Farscape."

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Is this a picture from a pod race?

    by damagedinc


  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST

    But he's worth defending, right Paul T. Ryan?

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Do you even realize what site you're at? Or should I call you Mr Anderson?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:09 p.m. CST

    You guys are great! (You too Harry)

    by stardogg

    One fuck'n image and you already have the movie figured out? WOW! We don't need Roger Ebert or his kind to review a movie when you gents can do it with a glance of a movie frame. How does one gather such powers? I can do this sarcastic shit all night but I think you get my drift. BTW I like Anderson's movies. He's a great B-movie director, he's never claimed to be the next Spielberg. Why do you people expect that kind of magnitude from P.W.S. Anderson?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Jason Statham sucks my cock

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    Seriously. Other than LOCK, STOCK, I don't get the geek love. This guy is a pile of shit.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Aww, Shermy...

    by milla jovovich

    it has been awhile since I posted, huh?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    "smoldering train wreck of talent"?

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    I think not. That infers that Paul W.S. Anderson has talent. He is a "smoldering train wreck of mediocrity."

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Frankenstein: "You want to make love to me...

    by SkinJob69

    because I drive the Monster and wear this costume."<p> Death Race looks interesting, but will they be able to match that dialogue??

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Or THIS gem..."Go for the baby and the mother"

    by SkinJob69

    Cleopatra: It isn't my fault everyone scored before us. You should have gone after that boy scout camp like I told you! <p> Nero the Hero: I tried the goddamn boy scout camp. You know how fast those boy scouts move? <p> Cleopatra: Now here's something more your speed. <p> Nero the Hero: That'll be at least 200 points! <p> Cleopatra: If they scatter, go for the baby and the mother.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    the only thing I disagree with Harry on really...

    by Frank Black

    I loved Event Horizon and like the Resident Evil films if I pretend they aren't supposed to be based on the Resident Evil games... and yet I have never seen Solider but I know it has filled Harry with madness....

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Please don't call me Shermy.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Oh I certainly do...

    by Paul T. Ryan

    I've been lurking/posting here for close to ten years! You should have seen the fistfights here when Crusade was airing back in 99'! And nope, my surname isn't Anderson. I just think this site's (and CHUD's for that matter) tendency to indulge in vulgar personal attacks on certain filmmakers whilst uncritically adoring any director who flatters Harry in some way is childish and unprofessional. Not to mention Harry's pimping of Nacho Libre a while back, which suggests that he really is easily bought off.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Can the...

    by REDD

    Hong Kong Cavaliers be far behind?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Anderson is not a great director.

    by kabong

    But he can't deserve the weight of disapprobation dumped on him by the AICN msg brd brain trust. <p> I liked a lot of "Soldier." <p> The problem with Anderson seems to me that he comes up with good ideas but can't quite realize them on the screen. The projects seem to wander away from his control.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    A terrible photoshop

    by darrenspool

    Jesus, wake up!

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Flux Capacitor?

    by timmer33

    I know others have already said this, but that is clearly the flux capacitor! I can't believe the audacity of the production design.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Looks like shit

    by kafka07

    could have been a thing of beauty that celebrated the original. Instead it's something that needs to be flushed (probably twice).

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 9:59 p.m. CST


    by IAmMrMonkey!

    That's exactly what I'm saying. We had a vote over here to find out who the country wanted to be like. It was a close call between Chamberlain and Stalin but Chamberlain won out by a single vote.<p>I'm aware that I'm speaking absolute rubbish but it's 4am over here and it's now been thirty-six hours since I last had a cigarette and I'm wondering if I'll be able to make it through to New Years Eve and whether I could have a cigarette and nobody will find out because everyone knows I'm trying to quit and will think I'm a real loser if I fail now but it's been thirty-six hours and I don't know if I can do it.<p>Oh god. I've bitten all my fingertips off.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:07 p.m. CST

    I've seen the cars

    by TheDudeinLA

    One rainy day I saw a whole slew of the cars on the back of a car trailer...about 6 of them. All Mad Max looking, with heavy armor looking for the wrong movie.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST


    by ludmir88


  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST


    by IAmMrMonkey!

    Chewing tobacco, eh? I might switch onto that instead. At least my lungs will be okay. And, if things get desperate, I can always set my mouth on fire.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Bring back that Lee Majors one!

    by aboriginal

    Can't outrun the stink on this one tho'. Dog and a half it'll be, but then . . . doesn't that make it all the better?

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:02 p.m. CST

    As G.I. Joe used to say back in the 70s...

    by The Moseph

    "Looks bad, be careful!" Anyone who owned Joe's radio backpack should know what I'm talking about. Well, the one thing I can say about Anderson is he's better than Boll...I know that ain't exactly sayin' much, but think about it if you find yourself watching this'll feel better.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST

    The car's a midengine . . .

    by Guy Gaduois

    so there's a chance it will handle well. Not a total loss is all I'm saying. The glass is either half full or half empty. Either way, there's poop in that glass.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Transporter 3000

    by canvasseamonkey

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    You only live once, MrMonkey, Smoke Up

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    WAIT! Don't do it! Aw hell, do it. No, wait, don't. Oh what the hell. Blaze that fire. On the other hand, that would be a mistake. However, it does make you cool. But you shouldn't. You should however, read Quitters, Inc. by Stephen King. I hired that company and lost my pet dog and two siblings before I quit, but you can't argue with results.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Paul WS Anderson Presents: Sonic

    by zodiac1012

    Shia LeBeouf as Sonic.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Paul WS Anderson's Godfather 4: Back to Business

    by zodiac1012

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    What's up with that stupid plot?

    by sonnyfern

    Ummm, sounds like complete crap; watered down, horrible non-edgey mainstream friendly CRAP. Jason Statham is the king of B-action movies, he needs to stop soon, War? Uwe Boll? Now W.S. Anderson? He needs to start being real careful or he's going to become a joke.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Pic looks like they Photoshopped

    by bb6634

    Stratham's face on. But, yeah, the pic and movie looks like crap.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Man, when that baby hits 88 MPH...

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Those guys chasing him are going to see some serious shit!!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Is he driving the Delorian?

    by DonnyUnitas

    seriously hope he hits 88 and bring us back to the original instead of this piece of shit remake

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    It was doomed from the start for one single reason

    by Corwin_X2

    Not even Tarantino could do The Points System today and get away with it. Old people worth 100 points. Women worth (per kill) 10 points more than men. It was a nasty, sick, twisted - but deeply funny - concept that could only ever work back the days before political correctness was invented. Statham can probably rescue some of the dialog. McShane can probably do something along the lines of nasty, evil bastard that you still have a sneaking like for. But they and pointless washed up Geordie of a director can't possibly make Death Race.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST

    And were is the crappy picture that you talk about?

    by DerLanghaarige

    I see one picture of Statham in a car. Okay, it doesn't make me go "Yaaaaay, this is so awesome!" but this one single pic that shows nothing but an actor inside a car is not enough to complain about.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST

    I mean 'wHere'

    by DerLanghaarige

    I just got up :P

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    HE has no acting RANGE

    by Lord Carldrate

    Jason S. plays the same character over and over and over. He even has the same haircut and beard stubble in every film.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Not sure it's Statham's fault

    by Corwin_X2

    Right now he's stuck playing the same sort of characters that Michael Caine would've played back in the 70's. For the same reason - the attitude and the accent: "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" He's probably got more to him but you can't blame the guy too much when people are throwing money at him just to play himself!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Hold your nerve Harry

    by Seth Gecko

    Anderson is ok and Harry just continues to hammer the guy before he gets a chance. What's worse is that so many people believe Harry's surmons on how bad this guy apparently is as a director. What about the knobheads who finance Uwe Bol's atrocities against cinema? Jan Debont was a two movie wonder. Since Twister he has directed nothing but shite. Just because you are DOP for a genius like Paul Veroheven, it doesn't make you a good director. Give the guy a break Harry. This film might tear your balls off.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Guy Gaduois

    by Juggernaut125

    "The glass is either half full or half empty. Either way, there's poop in that glass." THAT gave me a few minutes of chuckling. Thanks. I'm not a PWSA lover by any means (specially after AvP), but I would rather sit through all of 'Soldier' than any of the Star Wars prequels. All 3 movies being guilty of the bulk of the atrocities that Harry pins to Soldier. But there's no way you will ever hear Harry spew such harsh sentiment towards George Locust, I'm sure.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:57 a.m. CST

    difference between Uwe and PwsA


    Uwe has never had his hands on a property I gave a shit about. After MORTAL KOMBAT - which was funky, but acceptably bad for what it was adapted from... he made EVENT HORIZON which was raped by the studio - and resembled a movie that could have been better, but didn't quite do it. At that point I defended Paul W.S. Anderson against the studio forcing a brutal edit of that film. But next, he got assigned to direct a script written by the man that wrote BLADE RUNNER and UNFORGIVEN. The script was one of the great scripts I've read. Just absolutely brilliant and CINEMATIC. You could imagine the film perfectly. I felt that Paul's weak area was his personal writing, but here... here he had a perfect script. Then he began casting it - really really well. Kurt was PITCH PERFECT to play the title role. He got a wonderful DP, everything in advance was looking good. I followed it, believing that this would be Paul's break out film. That a truly great science fiction film was on the verge - something we hadn't had in quite some time. <BR><BR> He took all the right talents and materials and digested it in his brain - and shat out a fucking awful manure fest at 24 frames a second. <BR><BR>After that - he stole RESIDENT EVIL from George Romero and made me dislike an actress that I previously loved. Then he made AVP - which was a wet dream geek project that comic store fanboy movie geeks had been wanking about forever - and... well, you know. I fought to keep him away from John Carter of Mars years ago when the powers that be at the studio thought he was perfect (I'M SERIOUS) - but he continues to get things I once looked forward to, like DEATH RACE, SPY HUNTER and MAN WITH THE FOOTBALL. He's a cinematic leper - rotting promising projects from the inside out destroying things that coulda been a contender for our favorite geek movies, but instead become the titles we pull our hair out over. <BR><BR>But I hear he's a great guy, passionate about geek things... he was just born without the ability to translate it into something worthwhile.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:31 a.m. CST


    by WhatItDeux

    sucks. The reason being a lack of effort. He's almost there in a lot of movies, but never goes all the way. What he needs to do is pull a complete 180 in his performances. Just act completely apeshit. Do a Daniel Day Lewis and make the audience concerned about his well being a human being.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 3:52 a.m. CST


    by greigy just wanted to say

    Reserve your bile for McG. Yes I know this fuckwit made AVP, Soldier et all but none of those were as eye scorthingly bad as charlies angels (I know nearly)and they're gonna let this little cinematic antichrist loose on Terminator... can always pray Bale kills know accidently on purpose...

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:10 a.m. CST

    I like Soldier

    by andrew coleman

    And I'm standing to it. But he also made the first Resident Evil which was just so shitty and not scary at all and then made AVP which was so bad I laughed at it I mean why would scientists bring machine guns hidden in suit cases? Those movies sucked and unlike Soldiers he had full command on those and made vile shitty movies. So this will be the same and I will avoid it. I agree though about MCG. Bale should bite the bullet for the better and beat that foul down and curb stomp him for Charlie Angels: Full Throttle.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:18 a.m. CST

    How exactly did he steal Resident Evil from Romero?

    by Sledge Hammer

    Given the fact that it was Capcom who hated Romero's take on the material and had him removed from the project, and that Anderson was bought on *after* that all went down. But no, keep throwing out your illogical bile all the same.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Crappy director + crappy actor = guess what?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Anderson truly is a talentless jerkoff and Statham is the "star" of such fantasticly boring and underwhelming flicks like TRANSPORTER, CRANK, DUNGEON SIEGE, CHAOS and GHOSTS OF MARS.<p> This will suck hard.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:33 a.m. CST


    by Cronenfly

    I remember a time when i was very excited for resident evil to be created for the big screen. Then they kicked romero out and brought in this horrible studio meat puppet...

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Nothing wrong with the documentary Event Horizon!

    by drwilliamweir

    Fantastic stuff! Really captured my bad side. Maybe Mr A will prove Harry wrong on this one? I'm not entirely sure what he's expecting from that image. Anyway, yes, Everything from Soldier onwards has been rather rubbish so let's hope the lad pulls it out the bag this time. Otherwise I'll be forced to come back down to Earth to "have words".

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:49 a.m. CST

    You mean Hellraiser:Bloodline 2:Event Horizon

    by Cronenfly

    It could have been decent. But like harry said it was the victim of studio cluster fuck and anderson's shitacular filmmaking

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Event Horizon

    by dastickboy

    I kind of liked that film, although the music was peculiarly off tempo with the atmosphere of the film.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 5:53 a.m. CST

    I know we are supposed to hate Anderson and all...

    by Lemming

    ..but hating it for that one shot? A bit much. Death Race is the Carmaggedon movie to me, and yes sadly that means it's going to be compared to Mad Max on some level because it's post-apocalyptic and has cars. That's still not a reason to shit on it before you've seen it.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Event Horizon was good

    by Flipao

    Not great, but good. And he's good at making films that turn into franchises. Do they suck, maybe, but they sure as hell do their job. And yeah, Soldier was rubbish.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Wait a moment, I could give it a chance

    by Stefano

    Ever wondered that maybe Anderson's superficiality and lack of character development could fit this movie? Look, I passionately hate that guy as much as you guys but consider the fact expressed above, plus the fact that in a movie called "Death race" you don't need to have such deep meanings, isn't it?

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 6:20 a.m. CST

    I liked Event Horizon...

    by Rei-Ginsei

    But the first time I saw it was alone in a movie theater at 3AM - sometimes it's good to be friends with the owner.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 6:38 a.m. CST

    from event horizon to avp

    by palewook

    paul anderson does what he does. so don't expect anything different. <p> harry, you rock for speaking your mind. half the time ppl post mini essays here and tell you what their dog at or what they had for breakfast, but fail to cover the topic for more than 10 words. You knew what you wanted to say and said it for the whole time. Concise and on target.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Where's Tranporter 3?

    by Spandau Belly

    I'd see that.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 7:14 a.m. CST

    He should be wearing a helmet.

    by rev_skarekroe

    That's just not safe!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 7:15 a.m. CST

    "He continually explosively shits in the faces of his audience."

    by 3 Bag Enema

    But I liked Boogie Nights.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST

    can... Jason Statham save this?

    by ironic_name

    no. he is a talking fridge devoid of charisma.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    The Axis of Evil...

    by Big Dan

    Paul Anderson - Uwe Boll - McG, you're either with us or against us!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST


    by Omar B

    Why do they keep giving Anderson movies to direct? This guy is not even worthy of Mountain Dew commercials!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 8:59 a.m. CST

    when this baby hits 88 miles per hour...

    by BigTexas42

    you're gonna see some serious shit. seriously, this movie will be shit. <P> <P> Hey Hollywood - ORIGINAL IDEAS PLEASE!!!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    PWSA works cheap, and turns a profit,

    by Fist Dirtbox

    which is why he keeps working. It strikes me that a lot of people seem to want to lump Anderson in with megabudget directors like Bay, which is just comical if you bother to check up on the budgets for movies like AVP and Res Evil. He got a 60mil budget on Event Horizon and turned out the best looking SF horror picture since Alien, but lost final cut. Soldier was similarly well budgeted and is another good-looking movie but after that tanked at the bo... Bottom line - PWSA is the studios goto guy for genre pictures that bigtime directors won't touch with a 10ft bargepole as they are pretty much guaranteed to get a critical drubbing ON PRINCIPLE.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST

    As stated earlier, sounds exactly

    by skimn

    like the plot of Running Man. Thank God Paul Bartel's not around to see what they're doing to his satire. And thats the thing, the movie is based on a satirical premise. Not just action thrills and spills. And I would think Tom Cruise's producing partner would have better taste in choosing a director. You sense PWS Anderson's geek love when he steals from much better films to compliment his. The "Don't Look Now" hommage in Event Horizon, the use of traps in Resident Evil and AVP like "Cube". He's not bad, he's just not any good.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Wake me up when there's news of the POTP remake...

    by Anna Valerious

    Anyway, I'm one of the few that liked "The Seeker: The Dark is Rising". I like McShane, though this...well, I'm not sure if this IS a good idea...needs some Steve Carrell.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST


    by jdeuce222001


  • Dec. 28, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    And WTF

    by skimn

    is Joan Allen doing in this?? I know parts for middle age actresses are few and far between, but Joan, do an Off-Broadway play, a Japanese beer commercial, anything but this!! And Mr. McShane, despite all the Deadwood love and cred you deserve, you appeared in Hot Rod. So your armor's got a bit of a chink in it already.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Even worse...

    by Minuteman

    ...he's planning a film version of one of my favourite arcade games of my childhood: Spy Hunter!!! And worse still - starring The Rock! Get 'im!!!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Myster Science Theature?

    by Stuntman Shaun

    His car looks like the leftover set of the Satellite of Love.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Paul Anderson

    by racebannon08

    Wasted opportunities... Thanks for the candid color commentary on Anderson. What a hack... millions wasted. This guy is just pure cheese. A toxic byproduct of the studio system.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    I will give PWS Anderson credit for ONE thing

    by skimn

    ..Didn't he once date ( translate:bang ) Milla Jovovich? I's gots to gets me a directin' job!!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Soldier is a good film, despite Harry being snubbed

    by ArcadianDS

    Its pretty clear that this site is more about personal relationships than objective and fair treatments. Such a shame, but the good thing is at least we know. The talkbacks are fun tho.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST


    by Cruel_Kingdom

    Did you really just compare Statham to Michael Caine? Really?

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Mila and Paul....

    by stardogg

    ...just had a child. Don't know if they are married. Anyone?

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    At least Event Horizon was badass...

    by dr_john_zoidberg

    Paul WS Anderson movies all appeal to a demographic(kids). Mortal Kombat was great when I was in 9th grade(I'm 26 currently). Now I shutter at the thought of watching it. I never saw Soldier, but I've heard enough to keep me miles from it. Event Horizon, well, that one I think he nailed...especially if you're a fucked up adult male. I still love that flick. Resident Evil should have been left in the hands of George Romero, as Anderson sort of fucked it up. Again, if you're a male 18 or under, Resident Evil 1 was probably your cup of tea, and at least it had a decent ending(ruined by sequels). AVP was a mess, but there was some resemblance of a film in there, it just never came out. I liked the Alien Queen on a rampage/Jurassic Park scene, but overall it was a bland film, one I'll never watch again. Again, if you're 16 or under, AVP1 was probably fun for you. Death Race is just, uh...blecch. Why all these remakes? No one wants them, yet they keep shelling them out. I can safely say I'll more than likely stay far from Death Race. God only knows how he'll butcher Castlevania when he gets his fingers on the keyboard for that one. Let's pray it falls through the cracks of production hell, never to resurface.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Flux Capaciter, or Capacitor...

    by dr_john_zoidberg

    It's not a compass...

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST


    by greigy just wanted to say

    And not in a humane way....

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Fist Dirtbox, I think you might be right

    by Spandau Belly

    His movies always look that one extra quarter of an inch better than DTV and he always seems to shoot for a PG-13 rating and so they squeek into cinemas, 12 year old boys go to see them because they are based on video games they play and at the end of the day the studio has a few bucks.<br><br> What I want to know is how he feels about his work? Does he know he's this guy, or is he proud of his films? He's gotta sense the resentment, especially after AvP.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    Boy, I guess I'm behind in my celebrity gossip. She gave birth to a baby girl early November, and she and Anderson are still yet to be married.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Last of the Interceptors? V8?

    by redfist

    Looks like a shitty Road Warrior promo pic. Paul W.S. Anderson's parchment for anal sex will be reveiled since he did marry Jovidavic.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST


    by BurgerKing

    So intense in fact, that Jason is hardly able to keep his eyes open on this explosive race...

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    As much as I fucking hate Paul WS Anderson...

    by spud mcspud

    Let's face it, he's not remaking CITIZEN KANE, is he? DEATH RACE 2000 was a better concept than it was a movie - it was as amateurish as cheap '70s cinema could possibly get.<P> Still, you know PWSA will find a way to fuck this one up. As with AVP... the one movie you thought could never fail. Uwe Boll must be laughing his sick fucking ass off... you KNOW he'll be up for DEATH RACE 2!!!<P> I have no hope whatsoever for this movie. Even with Statham.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Um, Skimn?

    by Anna Valerious

    At least "Hot Rod" was intentionally funny. And I don't think this is going to have a prison rules fight between a grilled cheese sandwich and a taco in it...

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    I know comedy is subjective, but for an "intentionally funny" comedy, Hot Rod earned maybe a chuckle or two from me. I won a copy and traded it the next day for cash at Blockbuster, where even there the cashier dismissed it as bad. Different strokes for different folks....

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST

    There we go again .... <sigh> ...

    by VoxMillennium

    What's up with the moronic hate campaign by AICN, especially Harry, against anything Anderson attempts, without even having seen as much as a frame of his latest effort? Sure, the guy is mediocre at best, but Event Horizon was very enjoyable (except for the complete miscasting of Sam Neil), and actually I quite enjoyed Soldier , even though indeed it's obvious that a more talented director would have done a better job with it. Anderson wil indeed probably never make a great movie, simply because he lacks the talent, but there are way worse directors in plentiful amounts adding their crap to the shitheap that's called Hollywood. It's almost like AICN is sort of on a mission to put the guy out of business or something. Grow up for christ sake. As for people who think that AvP in different hands would have been way better; I seriously doubt it as the whole concept is idiotic and completely disrespectful of both franchises to begin with. They should just keep their paws off both of them and respect what's already there. It may sound like Geek heaven, but I believe it was bound to end up in the hot place, unless they would have used a completely different script to start with.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Anderson ain't so bad

    by pdennett316

    I liked Resident Evil, AvP was ok and Event Horizon was good. Soldier was crap, but then again I'm not as obsessive as Harry obviously is. Still, he ain't so bad, and there are worse directors out there....Boll for one, and those guys who do the Sci-Fi channel films.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Do you have something against THE ROAD WARRIOR?

    by Eyegore

    That pictures reminds me of the classic. It doesn't look bad in any way. I'd go as far as saying it looks kickass. It's the reworking of the plot that bugs me, turning it into The Running Man with cars. Harry, you need to get over your hate of this guy. Event Horizon was a good and scary movie. AvP was okay for what it was. Soldier was okay from what I remember, mainly for Kurt Russel's good acting performance. Even Resident Evil was a good, memorable horror movie, especially for one based on a video game. But for you to jump all over this movie because of this photo just confirms your undying bias against the director. Your shitting on this movie based on that picture is shitting on your own credibility as a reviewer. I'll reserve my judgment until I see more, but from this picture I can see that it looks pretty cool so far.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    It's not even a fair race...

    by Kid Z

    ...Statham's car's apparently customized with Doc Brown's Flux capacitor!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Poor Joan Allen

    by haggardatbest

    She deserves so much better.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST


    by kirttrik

    NOOOOOOOOO! NOOOOOOOOOOO! nOOOOONoo noo no non nonnnononbnobnijokbn x n

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST


    by kirttrik

    Jason Statham is no Carradine!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    What's up with the rape of bad ass Bmovie originals

    by kirttrik

    that the studios in hollywood originally laughed at and shunned when they came out. What complete bullshit!

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Anyone read Pat Mills & Kevin O'Neill's Death Race 2020

    by kirttrik

    Now that's something worthy of the Corman legacy.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 7:57 p.m. CST

    bacci40 - you mean the game CARMAGEDDON?

    by Sir Loin

    Yep, that was awesome, old-school carnage on the PC. Why couldn't he just adapt THAT?

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST


    by Stuntcock Mike


  • Dec. 28, 2007, 8:11 p.m. CST

    George Miller's MAD MAX 4 Starring Eric Bana

    by Stuntcock Mike

    I'd see that movie right fucking now.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Do something orignial, PWSA

    by Stuntman Shaun

    I don't hold the visceral hate for the guy that most have, but there are much better directors to helm these franchises. It's about time Anderson writes/directs something original of his own imagination. Then we'll really see what the guy is made of.

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST

    "I have looked into their souls... and yours..."

    by caruso_stalker217

    "One of you three will determine the outcome of the tournament. The fate of billions depends upon you. Aheh heh heh... sorry."

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    "You talk funny, Nash. Where you from?"

    by caruso_stalker217

    "Lahts auf diffarant playsez."

  • Dec. 28, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Not the Flux Capacitor...

    by REDD

    It's the Oscillation Overthruster.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 12:09 a.m. CST


    by DigitalBeachWar

    fucking lame

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    I think I am losing my mind...

    by Johnathan Pritchett

    I seem to remember years ago that Harry loved Soldier, and said something about it being the one of the greatest "silent movies" made in recent memory or something like that. I remember it because of the "silent movie" thing. Was that someone else? I searched for his old review and sure enough, it isn't how I remembered it. Maybe I got it confused with another review, but something in my mind tells me Harry had another review of Soldier somewhere and it has been changed. Anyone else that's been around for 10 years or so remember anything like that, or am I just confused?

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Flux Capacitor or no...

    by Kid Z

    ... this sounds as lame or lamer than that non-sci-fi remake of Rollerball a few years back. Who directed that turd, anyway? He even flew Harry in to a private screening and feted him with all kinds of toys and "pwesents"... and Harry still dissed the thing. So you KNOW that one REALLY sucked!

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Off topic...

    by Kid Z

    ...That banner for that lame horror movie with the smileyface hockey mask really creeps me out at 3AM!

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Mr Statham - Eric Roberts on the phone

    by Trader Groucho 2

    He wants his career back.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Cruel_Kingdom - no, *I* wouldn't, but then I'm not a studio fuck

    by Corwin_X2

    What I meant was that, since Lock Stock and maybe Oceans xx, "Cockney with attitude" is seen as a good choice for leading/featured character. And back in the day they would've called Michael Caine - who created the concept. Whether he'd have done it is a different matter - though not all of his choices were good.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    2 cars enter ...

    by Mace Tofu

    So they don't run over people in the street? What fun is that? Who wants to see cons killing each other? This should be in a clean I ROBOT future not MAD MAX land. : (

  • Dec. 29, 2007, noon CST

    by ironic_name

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Mr Statham - steven segal is on the phone

    by ironic_name

    he wants his non-acting ability back.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    jason is a walking fridge with no charisma!

    by ironic_name

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Great. Just great.

    by Rufus

    The only time I didn't feel like ripping off Statham's balls was in Snatch. They're trying to turn him into the new McClane. Fuck that Shit.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Opposite Day - Will be awesome

    by Preacher_klee

    After Harry declared Transformers "NICE!!" based on seeing a few minutes of it, I'm going to plan on things being opposite of his gut feeling from now on.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST

    you guys are dbags.

    by JacksonsPole

    shut the f*ck up about paul ws. anderson. seriously. i'm so sick of your whining. you sound like a bunch of wet blankets. i like the man. i like his films. are they perfect? no. but, what have any of you done? except write for a website? go f*ck yerselves straight in the butt.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Waiting for the Wizard of Oz remake.

    by Pouchstalker

    OZ2: Death Race Over the Rainbow. Featuring a post apocalyptic oz.. Oh wait Scifi already did that.

  • Dec. 29, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Behind the scenes clip

    by chuffsterUK

  • Dec. 30, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Honestly, the hating used to be funny,

    by Fist Dirtbox

    now its just sad and smacks of jealousy to me. The truth of the matter is that at worst, PWSA makes mediocre movies - he's a competent if largely uninspired journeyman. But as I pointed out in my last post no director with "serious" aspirations would pick the projects PWSA does. That said the guy does genuinely seem to love genre stuff, and theres a few of us out here that really do rate Event Horizon as a minor classic. I'd love to see the guy pull a rabbit out the hat again. Thing is though is he ever going to get a fair hearing on AICN? I mean seriously, the guys doing AvP2 get props on here for going for a simple gore-fest, whereas PWSA gets a kicking for at least trying to make something decently "epic" on a paltry $45m budget.

  • Dec. 30, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST


    by phantom_of_teh_paradise


  • Dec. 30, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    And gee, why does PWSA still get work?

    by Paul T. Ryan

    AVP: 171 Miliion Worldwide. Resident Evil: 102 Milion Worldwide. Mortal Kombat: 122 Million Worldwide. If Anderson's films really were as "terrible" as Harry endlessly whines, wouldn't they have Uwe Boll-level box office? Sure, they ain't brilliant, but of the four films of his that I've seen (AVP, Resident Evil, Event Horizon and Mortal Kombat), they've been perfectly fine beer-and-pizza viewing. And maybe Harry, you should reserve your Resident Evil bile for Capcom, who actively dissed Romero's script in public. Anyway, how exactly does a director "steal" another's project?

  • Dec. 30, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Reality Check

    by m_prevette

    The original Death Race was a horrible movie. What is with people here? MY God who remembers Harry's RIDICULOUS Armageddon review, his absurd ranting and dropping to his knees as he sheds tears at the beauty of it all...that was the point it all clicked that Harry never has and never will have any taste. What is even more insane is his rant is keyed off of ONE image...ONE. Jebus, I mean get a fuckin grip. This and the chocolate coated pussy juice thing...damn the idiot just needs to STOP.

  • Dec. 30, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Personal animosity bullshit disguised as concerned objectivity..

    by BurnHollywood

    Guess PWSA didn't let Harry on one of his sets, or didn't give him enough complimentary barbecue afterwards.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Paul T. Ryan

    by theyreflockingthisway

    Yeah I agree they're perefectly fine "beer-and-pizza" viewing, but that's not their problem. <br><br> With the exception of Mortal Kombat - AVP, Resident Evil and Event Horizon had the potential to be GREAT films, not the forgettable mediocre ones that they are. <br><br> It's hard to see how AVP became so bad considering it had two of cinemas greatest monsters in it. Should have been so much more. <br><br> Resident Evil moved so far from the game's story that it was hard to see it as Resident Evil at all. The eerie dark mansion setting would have worked much better than the stupid "Hive" idea. Also why they change the game's great characters? Where was Chris and Wesker? Where was the Tyrant? If they'd have followed the game story we might be enjoying a cool Resident Evil 4 based movie by now... <br><br> Event Horizon had an amazing concept. A spaceship gets a warp drive fitted but ends up in hell. That's a fantastic premise for a story but it was executed so poorly. I remember being intrigued by it at the start then bitterely dissapointed by the end. <br><br> Making a film that's perfectly fine viewing is one thing, but doing it at the expense of potentially great geek movies isn't so good.

  • Dec. 31, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Was'nt he suppossed to direct the Castlevania movie?

    by Stalkeye

    what happened to that proposed project..? oh lemme guess, the fallout from Resident Evil extinction. Buahahahahahah.

  • Jan. 1, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST


    by slkboxrman

    i agree with two points, one...his head looks photoshopped in, and really looks like hes driving the delorean from back to the future, cuz that sure as shit looks like the flux capaitor in the background

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 3:58 a.m. CST

    NAFF! yet another hollow shill-out in true Anderson fashion

    by KillaKane

    I mean why depart so drastically from such subversively fun source material? (including the DH graphic books) Where's the whole Frankenstein mystique gone? I dug the whole rubber gimp thing, where's the menace in an East end lag driving a naff stock car round a circuit? I wanted to see Kevin O Neil style pimped out futuristic death machines tearing it up across Trans-America Death Race! Damn you WS Anderson!

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 2:34 p.m. CST

    It's a fucking picture...

    by 7pointedstar

    One fucking picture. "Look at the production design!!!" What the fuck?<br><br> I say again - it's a fucking picture. Granted, I'm not a huge fan of the guy's work...but come up with a better reason to shit on this movie than ONE PICTURE.

  • Jan. 2, 2008, 9:39 p.m. CST


    by MatDGZ

    Because he himself is clearly the extra, extra left over crap that spawned Arnie and Devito in Twins. The man is an awful writer. He is a limited director, the kind of guy who studios can go to to produce 90 minutes of soul destroyingly bad and unchallenging cinema that the slower of the masses can go and watch and look at the pretty slow motion gunshots. Sweet Jesus. And Capcom can go fuck themselves coz' they whipped Romero outa the driving seat on Resident Evil... talk about sitting on pure cinematic gold and then giving it to a Ford Transit commercial director (he never did that but its defo within his 'range'). EV, Soldier, RE, AVP, the script for RE2... the guy seems presently incapable of making a good geek movie. Seriously dude, call Ford, ask them about any up coming commercial projects and send your [shite] CV. Peace out.

  • Jan. 7, 2008, 6:11 a.m. CST

    If Romero had made RE

    by m_prevette

    it would have sucked even worse. Come on people get a fuckin grip on reality. Romero has been coasting on NOTLD. Even that movie isn't great. Poorly directed, clumsy and stagey. It just had the advantage of being unique and DOES carry lots of impact. Harry, go back to your chocolate coasted pussy juice, you fuckin moron. Sheesh, what an idiot you are.