Despite it's major flaws, Drive Angry doesn't really suck, rather, it just isn't very good.
Cage is once again doing one of those simple film rolls to just make
money, which is apparent here, but hey, who said he can't seem to have a
The biggest problem I have with Drive Angry is that
it is basically the same story as Ghost Rider, with a few minor details
changed, and obviously, the raunch factor turned way up.
the skinny: Cage plays Milton, a man who is dead in our world but
breaks out of hell to avenge the death of his daughter and save her new
born child from being sacrificed by a group of cultists. Even though
this movie tries to hold back on telling you this, it really doesn't
matter, you will figure that out within the first five minutes. William
Fichtner (of Prison Break fame) plays basically one of hell's Grim
Reaper's, sent here to stop Cage from doing his deed and to drag him
back to hell.
From top to bottom, Drive Angry is nothing more
then an absurd action film, brought to life a little bit more with 3D (I
saw it normally, but it was very obvious where the 3D effects would
have taken over). You'll see things that defy meaning and logic, and
all rules are obviously thrown out of the window. I will say that in
the first twenty minutes the entire scene that takes place in the diner
was completely bs, which had me scratching my head quite a bit.
I find it extremely hard to recommend Drive Angry, even for those die
hard Cage fans. Sure, he's an American gem of an actor, but his career
has been so awful these past few years. It doesn't reach the lows that
"Season of the Witch" did, but it doesn't really rise up as being very
memorable or enjoyable either.