Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"Meet Dave" and "Death Race 2008" Reviews

No I'm not doing a comparison about these two movies. It's going to be 2 separate reviews (actually I'm kinda lazy to split 'em up). So I'll start of with Meet Dave.

Meet Dave
is a comedy show telling about a super alien technology, Dave (played by Eddie Murphy)
which is controlled by very small miniature aliens (roughly an inch of height). Dave's actual name is Dave Ming Chang, and the reason why he has landed on earth is to retrieve some-metal-ball-like-thing to save their planet from energy crisis.

Errm,Meet Dave wasn't really my cup of tea, but I had to watch it because the techie stuffs (now I sound geeky), though not as good as Ironman's or Spiderman's, but I thought it'd be something different. After all, who doesn't want to see a Human-like Robot?

There was some romance part, but seriously it wasn't that romantic at all, when you compare it to Wall.E. Sorry, don't mean to put you down there.

moreover, it didn't meet up my expectations. Some part weren't really funny at all, I did not feel the humor... To think of aliens having better technology than us, however their thinking were really bad compared to us. How bad? Well you'll just have to see it for yourself.
My ratings:
5 out of 10 for a comedy movie

Watch it if you want to know the story, don't watch it just because of the poster-looks.


Death Race is an all-action pack movie telling the story of The Racer (played by Jason Statham) who was framed for the murder of his wife and is forced to race and compete as Frankenstein, in the Death Race. Death race is not just a race to the finish line, but a battle between drivers and only the ones alive wins the race.

Personally I like the whole show a lot! From the storyline to the cast, and the special effects, they were great! Storyline flow was smooth, from beginning to the end. If you watch it, I'm sure you'll like it.

However, there are scenes of violence, which are much expected since it's an action-pack movie, well maybe the girls do not fancy it. But it's cool. The special built cars were something of Garage Wars (if you've seen that) except that the cars has weaponry and armor. Wootza!

The cast were good, especially Jason was really into the character as The Racer. Well I guess you'd expect that since he starred in Transporter 1 and Transporter 2, and both of 'em got big hits!

But bad thing is the way the movie was shot, it doesn't seem like it was in the future, rather it looks somewhat like years ago.

I even manage to find this cool site where you can play a simulation of Death Race. Probably you'll understand how the game works, if you watched the movie. But who knows, you might be able to do better than them.

My rating:
8 out of 10 for an action-packed

If you like battle cars, this here is a good one for ya!


  1. dont have the time to watch those 2 movies..
    but ure review somehow sums it all

    death race>>meet dave

    should be going book my muvee tix now..:P

  2. hahaha...
    well hope it helps out though..
    u can check out the trailers oso..

    death race is better to watch compared to meet dave..