ABC Film Challenge – Favourites – D – Drive Angry (2011) Movie Review

Director: Patrick Lussier

Writer: Todd Farmer, Patrick Lussier (Screenplay)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, David Morse, Todd Farmer, Christa Campbell, Charlotte Ross

Plot: A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.


Tagline – One Hell of A Ride

Runtime: 1 Hour 44 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Drive Angry starts when Milton (Cage) escapes from hell as he looks to chase down Jonah King (Burke), the man who killed his daughter and took his grandchild for a blood-moon sacrifice.

On his way for vengeance, Milton meets the fiery Piper (Heard) who is escaping her own abusive relationship, as the pair join forces to hunt King down, while the mysterious Accountant (Fichtner) looks to bring Milton back to hell.

Thoughts on Drive Angry

ThoughtsDrive Angry is a relentless action movie that doesn’t hold back on the violence in a story that is created to be just violence with the idea that a cult wants to sacrifice a baby, as the grandfather returns from hell to save her. Where this movie stands out, is by not letting anything be left on the table, using the aggressive nature to drive the story, plenty of pun intended. Nicolas Cage is brilliant in the leading role, showing the badass side to his character without needing to do much to make him wonderful to watch. William Fichtner is amazing though, stealing every single scene in the movie, with one of the greatest moments in action films, as he appears in a truck. The action scenes are well over the top, but it is glories to watch, but the special effects are not aging that well anymore.

Final Thoughts Drive Angry is a relentlessly enjoyable action movie, never holding back.

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