Director Patrick Lussier, once an editor who often worked on Wes Craven movies like the "Scream" trilogy and a few more, is now an up-and-coming master of cheesy horror and 3D auteur extraordinaire. With movies like "My Bloody Valentine" and a modernized "Dracula" trilogy, it's hard to walk into a movie like "Drive Angry" expecting some kind of intellectual awakening. On the other hand, that's exactly why someone who is as much into B-flicks as I am, might want to give this one a try.
The story is as simple as they come. Nicholas Cage plays John Milton, your typical anti-hero, who escapes from hell to track down a satanic cult leader (Billy Burke) who killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby girl. In his quest he is joined by the foul-mouthed fist-slinging Piper (Amber Heard), who gives the movie a lot more spunk than it deserves. The road to revenge is riddled with dangers of all sorts and the bodycount starts ramping up as John and Piper clear a path towards the final showdown. Meanwhile, a dark mysterious stranger, calling himself The Accountant (William Fichtner), is trying to find John and return him to Hell.
|William Fichtner as The Accountant|