3 Mar 2011

Drive Angry 3D Movie Review

I am a fan of Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, Face/OffCity of Angels, Windtalkers, Lord of War, Bangkok Dangerous...). So this past Sunday, after watching the trailer of Drive Angry I've decided to go to the cinema and watch it in 3D. I mean, to me, it had the right ingredients for a good action movie: Nicolas Cage, William Fichtner (Armageddon, Equilibrium, Prison Break ...), Billy Burke and of course, a hot chick: Amber Heard (The Informers, Pineapple Express ). To be honest, I expected the blond chick to be annoying as hell, you know, the sort of annoying like in Resident Evil: Code Veronica X, where you have this girl following you around all the time, but instead of helping is doing nothing else than getting in your way all the time. I have to admit that  this was not the case, and the blond girl wasn't as stupid as they are usually portrayed in American films. However, I was still in for a big disappointment with this movie.

 The plot was stupidly simple: John Milton (Nicolas Cage) is a criminal that has broken out of hell in order to kill Jonah King (Billy Burke), a cult leader that tricked Milton's daughter into joining his followers when Milton died; only to kill her and her husband and steal their baby -Milton's granddaughter- to be sacrificed in a Satanist ritual.
Drive Angry 3D

 Milton drives around interrogating people to find out where and when the ritual is going to take place. He stops at a diner and meets Piper (Amber Head). Soon after this, his car breaks down and he takes Piper with him in his ex-boyfriend's car after beating him up for cheating and beating Piper up. From this point on the movie gets worst and worst; and it seems to have been put together by the same strange threads that put together The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

 All during the ride to location  of the sacrifice, The Accountant (William Fichtner) is following Milton to take him back to hell. Although you don't really know if he is after him or giving him a helping hand.

 The action scenes seemed very repetitive and lack originality. The soundtrack didn't impress me either. And the dialogues were very dull, if you had the movie without them, like in Wallie, you would still have gotten the same results.

All in all, it was a huge waste of time and money. To paraphrase Groucho Marx, "Drive Angry 3D" may look like deranged and depraved exploitation trash and it may sound like deranged and depraved exploitation trash but don't let that fool you--it really is deranged and depraved exploitation trash.

                                                                   Drive Angry 3D

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