The giant jail were death race take place is run by Frankenstein this time around. The evil corporation has completely lost control of it. Baltimore Bob transmits the death races via the darkweb. But the races aren't just about racing and survival. The winner also gets to run the jail. Except that for the last 7 races the winner is always Frankenstein and that is hurting revenue now as there are fewer viewers. Bob needs a strong challenger. The corporation wants to shut down the death races altogether but when they send in their mercenaries they end up literally butchered by Frankenstein's army. You see, the have weapons, girls, live concerts, a bar, and everything else in this "jail." Danny Trejo is in Mexico betting on this whole operation.
The corporation decides to send a black-ops guy pretending to be a convict to kill Frankenstein. The guy arrives and has the guts to challenge Frankenstein a couple of times from the get go and hooks up with the pretty bartender and meets Bob who sees in him the challenger he needs. New guy Connor has to survive the death pit first where the winner gets to participate in death race. Why he deserves to be in the death pit who knows, but of course he beats his opponents, a little too easily. With that, Bob, List, Connor, and bartender set up their racing team to beat Frankenstein.
Problem is that before the race, Frankenstein lets everyone know about Connor's identity and intentions which puts a strain on the relationships among Bob's team but it's not enough to split them altogether. Now the race is on and there are a couple of surprises.
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy is the Death Race you want. Well-done, violent, gory, with good metal music, and with nice nudity. The problem here is that Frankenstein is the (likeable) villain, even though he's the who keeps the jail from falling into anarchy. Of course the race itself allows for anarchy. The movie is a bit too long, focuses too much on the new uncharismatic lead, too little on Frankenstein and nearly nothing at all on the other contenders of death race. The race itself could have used more attention and mayhem. Given the running time the crew should have used the time more wisely to give us more action, more violence, more nudity and perhaps less attempts at drama, which don't work because of the poorly cast lead. Otherwise, Death Race: Beyond Anarchy is a strong improvement in the franchise and hopefully will set the tone for future entries.
Review by TdSmth5 from the Internet Movie Database.