Sorry for the unplaned two week break, I was in Indiana.
I am also sorry for this weeks movie… really I am.
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Criminals in a walled off prison/ghetto are threatening the world with a release of Sarin Gas into the water supply. The obvious solution? Release criminals, arm them heavily, and promise them their freedom if they kill the other criminals first! What could go wrong?
Plot : D8
Kind of dumb, kind of predictable, kind of done before and better… but also pretty good for an evening of mayhem and chaos. You probably already know everything you need to know from the synopsis.
Characters : D6
Bad two dimensional cookie cutter stereotypes bordering on racist and the Insane Clown Posse… yes the Insane Clown Posse! Good god really?
Setting : D8
Standard issue dark future dystopian city/prison not very well explored or fleshed out. Some fun looks at the world through over the top newscasts.
Gear, Tech, and Magic Swords : D8
Cars loaded with guns, rockets, and in one case a sort of cow catcher/mulcher. Exactly what you would want in a setting like this. I only wish they had been used a little more cleverly instead of taking every opportunity to get the ‘characters’ on the ground and into painful dialogue.
Beasties and Baddies : D4
The bad guys might as well have been yellow and black cardboard cutouts with the word ‘Villain’ stamped on them over a bar code… not that this movie had good guys. Bonus points for gratuitous sporting good based cyborg.
Soundtrack : D6
Insane Clown Posse… Need I say more? At least it’s kind of appropriate to the level of quality the rest of the movie exhibits.
Overall Score : D8
I have seen worse… and the basic premise could be used for a pretty fun game session or two or a convention scenario. It is a terrible movie… of course it is, its an Insane Clown Posse vehicle, how could it be anything other than completely terrible? Go into it with a good sense of humor and maybe a pint glass of whiskey and you will be OK… Actually scratch that, just go rent Death Race 2000. It has a David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone in it.
Recommended System : Car Wars/GURPS Autoduel, octAne, Savage Worlds.