Drive Angry (2011)

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Drive Angry (2011)
  • Time: 104 min
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Fantasy
  • Director: Patrick Lussier
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner

Storyline:

Milton, a hardened felon who has broken out of hell intends on finding the vicious cult who brutally murdered his daughter and kidnapped her baby. He joins forces with Piper, a sexy tough-as-nails waitress with a 69 Charger, who’s also seeking redemption of her own. Caught in a deadly race against time, Milton has 3 days to avoid capture, avenge his daughters death, and save her baby before she’s mercilessly sacrificed by the cult.

One review

  • Really this had a lot going for it, the beautiful Amber Heard in her Daisy Dukes draping herself over muscle cars and the great William Fichtner who is born to play the role of The Accountant and does so with aplomb (love his line about Satan not actually being that evil so much as just being the warden of hell, ‘Quiet and well read’). Some terrific stunts and action pieces, the scene in the Winnebago and Amber’s jump onto the car bonnet is excellent.

    But somehow it just never really hangs together. I think for me it falls apart when The Accountant recruits the 2 police officers to help him catch Milton (good name choice). Why? Why does he need them? How does he persuade them and what’s the point in them shooting Milton if it’s later established he can’t actually be killed as he’s already dead? The gratuitous female nudity gets a bit blatant after a while and loses its’ impact. Also it’s never actually established how Milton was able to escape from the underworld and if he can do it, well why can’t the people he kills do the same? Also why does The Accountant need Milton to kill off the satanists, why can’t he just do it himself and why does he take Amber prisoner in order to force him to do it? If he knows when everyone is going to die (great line to the two stoners who see him emerge from the crashed police car) how can he not know about what’s going to happen to the cultists?

    So, a great concept but never really takes off…

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