Drive Angry (2011) Requested by Matt Deitchley

John Milton (Nic Cage) has escaped from prison to save the life of his grand-daughter who is about to be sacrificed by some crazy cult leader who killed his daughter and his son-in-law.  After meeting and saving the life of a tasty treat named Piper (Amber Heard), she agrees to help him.   She later learns that this ‘prison’ he escaped from… it was actually Hell; and now this egomaniacal demon guy called the Accountant is after them, to drag Milton back where he belongs.  Much chaos and angry driving ensues as the cult and some mind-controlled cops, that The Account has rounded up, are after our duo and will stop at nothing to make sure they are dead.  The only problem with that is that Milton is already dead, so he can take a few beatings as well as a gun-shot to the face and keep on trucking.  As the eve of the sacrifice comes, Milton must square off against the cult leader and the Accountant if he hope to save his grand-daughter’s soul.

Alex’s Thoughts: I didn’t expect much going into this one, and that’s good, because I didn’t get anything out of it.  Watching this movie is like having sex with your cousin: it sounds like a good time, and it’s alright while it’s happening, but when you’re done you just want to forget it ever happened.   This is just a watch it and leave it type of flick.  It’s entertaining enough, just as long as you don’t think about it too much.  Nic Cage is so hard up for cash these days he will do any movie, and he just obviously just isn’t that into it; it’s just a check to him, which is too bad because he was in The Rock for fuck’s sake.  Amber Heard was decent, I have only seen her in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, in which her character was very quiet and shy – quite the opposite of this role.  The only time I was really interested is when The Accountant came on-screen, it was a really good and well-cast part.  This is good for a one-time viewing and that’s it.  Alex Rates This Movie 5/10

Tim’s Thoughts: I really enjoyed this piece of garbage. It’s not a very good movie, but I think it’s a fun movie, and if you are in the right mood this a can be a great movie. Now the visuals can suffer from the 3D conversion, but it’s just rip roaring the entire time, and there is nothing better than William Fitchtner with a long leash. He just tears shit up this entire movie, and is non stop fun to watch. I know it’s wrong, but this movie is what it is, and I love it for that. Tim Rates This Movie 8/10

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