Death Race 2 serves as a prequel to the first movie, setting up the origins of the Frankenstein character. Simply put... it kicks ass!! It works so well. If you enjoyed the first movie then you will enjoy this one. The production values are the same.. the action is as good. The cast is great and the connection as a prequel is tied in very neatly. You could easily watch this and THEN the first movie and it would all sync together as if one seamless movie. I will go so far as to say it's BETTER than the first movie because it doesn't feature Megan Fox!! Top stuff!!