Drive Angry 3D (2011)

Over the top on purpose and I love it! Johan King (Billy Burke) is the leader of a cult that sacrifices children to the devil himself, but he made one mistake… He murdered the daughter of Milton (Nicolas Cage) and kidnapped his granddaughter! Milton doesn’t take this very lightly and like the rest of us, he wants to save his loved ones and get revenge on the ones who’ve wronged him. But Milton has a slightly different situation than the rest of us… He’s in jail, and where’s that jail?? Oh, in HELL! Milton breaks out and hits the ground running in search of Johan King. Milton is being followed by an odd man named The Accountant (William Fichtner) who claims to be apart of the FBI. Along Milton’s travels he saves a blonde with spunk named Piper (Amber Heard) from her deranged fiancee. He must win to right the ship of whatever life he has in the underworld and he’ll stop at nothing, he will… Drive Angry!

If you like any Arnold movie, you’ll like this, granted you haven’t lost your sense of humor or become to serious about yourself. This movie has a humor about it, which is nice to see because movies like this recently have been way too serious looking in on themselves. Right away, Drive Angry proves to the audience that they are going to be on a wild ride and to lighten up because if you aren’t ready, then you should get the remote and turn it off. Amber Heard is incredibly sexy, not to mention she’s a badass, which makes her so much hotter. Nicolas Cage is as good as he is in every other movie. The one liners are comparable to those in Total Recall. Amber: “Give me one good reason I shouldn’t shoot you in the face!” Cage: “I’m driving.” Hilarious. Great deaths too. There is a gun called the God Killer, need I say more?

The action is pretty good for the budget that they were working with although at times the action is too grandiose for what’s possible for the film to achieve. I did sort of lose the plot at some point during the second act, but who cares. You can tell this was supposed to be viewed in 3D at certain points because it looks quite hokey. Axes flying into your living room, bullets being shot at your face, 3D gimmicks like that. I’m not a fan of the 3D phase in film right now, but you have to live with what you get when the word is in the title. Very, very bad graphics toward the end… I think the film ran out of money.

This is a throw back to the grindhouse 70’s revenge movie days. I’d recommend this movie to anyone who likes Arnold or Quentin Tarantino films.

dunk-o-meter: 7/10

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