Drive Angry is about a man who is hunting the men who killed his daughter, while also trying to save the life of his infant granddaughter. All while driving. Angrily.
Milton chases his daughter’s killers down a highway, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. He has broken out of hell, and I’m pretty sure they mean that literally, to track down a cult that is planning to sacrifice his granddaughter during a full moon in order to unleash hell on earth. So he drives. Angrily.
Helping him along the way is a sexy young waitress who steals her boyfriend’s car to give them something awesome to drive. Angrily.
Drive Angry is directed by Patrick Lussier, who is mostly known for his editing work on horror films such as the Scream series, Mimic, and D3: The Mighty Ducks. He has some directing experience with films like Dracula 2000, White Noise 2, and most recently My Bloody Valentine. Oddly, I find his body of work to fit with the concept of a man who escapes from hell for a shot at redemption, which he tries to achieve by killing a whole bunch of people, and driving. Angrily.
Who’s It For?
It has to be R. No rating yet, but come on.
Movie Release Date
February 11, 2011.
Who’s In It?
Nicolas Cage … Milton
Amber Heard … Piper
William Fichtner … The Accountant
Wanetah Walmsley … Mother Mary
Katy Mixon … Norma Jean
Contrary to popular belief, driving while angry is always a good idea.
My Bloody Valentine, Ghost Rider, Dracula 2000, Death Proof, Faster
What’s Good About It?
I’ve been waiting for a sequel to Ghost Rider. What’s that? They’re making that too? Then what’s this? A dude escapes hell and drives a cool vehicle while dealing out justice. How is that not Ghost Rider?
What’s Bad About It?
Honestly, I’ve seen a lot of trailer and movies that look a lot like Drive Angry, and most of them disappoint. Let’s hope this isn’t one of them.
Our Clever Prediction
I’m going with a mediocre box office. Cage doesn’t have the biggest drawing power these days (nobody say The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) and while I think Drive Angry may turn out to be pretty good, it doesn’t exactly look like a big winner.