Saturday, 5 March 2011
Film #25 Drive Angry 3D
Okay, let's not dwell too long on this one. As I've said previously, I'm a big fan of Nic Cage - a tough gig, and Drive Angry 3D doesn't make it any easier.
The plot is so ludicrous that it could actually be good - sadly (and predictably) it's not. Cage is John Milton (no, not him), a criminal escapee from Hell (that's actual, biblical Hell, not some grimy project in West Philly) out to kill the man who killed him and his children and save his granddaughter from Satanic ritual sacrifice (yup). He is pursued by an agent of Hell (Willliam Fichtner) and improbably aided by Amber Heard, a chaste-but-ass-kicking waitress.
So, yes, it's rubbish. Cliched, and even slightly dull - there aren't nearly enough bangs and explosions and chases. It's fine to be stupid if it's fun, but this isn't fun - and it's a good twenty minutes too long. Were it in 2D I'd give it a three out of ten, but as I've been insulted with a further charge for utterly pointless 3D, it's a: