‘Drive Angry 3D’ Review

Official Synopsis

Milton (Cage), a hardened felon, has broken out of Hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on stopping a vicious cult who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her baby beneath a full moon. He’s joined by Piper (Heard), a young, sexy waitress, who liberates her boyfriend’s cherry-red muscle car in order to help Milton.

Now the two of them are hot on the trail of the deadly leader of the cult, Jonah (Burke), who believes it is his destiny to use the baby to unleash Hell on Earth. But the bloodthirsty cult is the least of Milton’s problems. The police are after him too. And worse, an enigmatic killer known only as The Accountant (Fichtner) has been sent by the Devil to retrieve Milton and deliver him back to Hell.

Director Patrick Lussier

Starring Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke,

Release Date 25th February

Rated 18

When a movie invite asks if you’re “sick of seeing Natalie Portman’s face?” you know you’re in for some fun times. Despite this, there were a few in the audience who did not expect Nicolas Cage’s latest offering to be the tongue-in-cheek exploitation movie that it is. Bad hair? -check; wooden acting? – check; hot chicks falling over themselves to get with Nicolas Cage despite the aforementioned bad hair and wooden acting? – check. It’s all deadly serious and that is what makes it so much fun.

Nicolas Cage (big fan) does what he does best, only this time we’re definitely 100 percent sure we’re supposed to be laughing. Amber Heard is suitably leggy and blonde but also packs some attitude and it’s always good to see Billy Burke not playing Bella Swan’s dad (yes, I’ve referenced That Which Shall Not Be Named for a second time this week- what of it?). But it is William Fichtner, supporting actor extraordinaire, who steals the show playing that oh-so-familiar (if you’ve seen Prison Break or Go) neurotic law-man-on-a-mission, only this time he’s working for the man below and he has some mad skills to show for it.

I don’t see the appeal of 3D live-action movies but Drive Angry 3D exploits the format every bit as much as it does Amber Heard’s long legs in those teeny weeny hot pants. Speaking of exploitation, this film contains one of the most outrageous sex-scenes you will ever see on the big screen (feminist film academics will have a field day with this one!).

Despite its outrageous supernatural premise and grindhouse sensibility, Drive Angry 3D doesn’t come anywhere close to being as dark, sexy or deliciously stylish as Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror. Neither is it as “smart” or classy as Tarantino’s Death Proof, thought I think we can safely say it isn’t trying to be.

Rating

3/5

Nothing original here but a fun movie, best enjoyed with mates and a few beers. It could definitely have been improved with some more, you know….angry driving and whatever you do don’t go to the cinema expecting an exciting plot or character development. Go instead for the fast cars, fast girls and big guns. Oh, and some Meat Loaf \m/.

Alexis Jayne Defoe.

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2 comments

  1. montoc1701 /

    Yep sounds like a fun ride of a movie…

    • It is, but has taken quite a beating from critics. Time Out have given it 4 stars though.

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