Thursday, May 12, 2011
Movie Review: DRIVE ANGRY 3D
GENRE: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.
Director: Patrick Lussier
Writers: Todd Farmer, Patrick Lussier
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard and William Fichtner
Well, Drive Angry 3D is just one of the long lists of EVIL SLASHERS that is somehow above the cut through its technological addition - the 3D!
Overall, the film was good but not that impressive at all. I mean, Nicolas Cage's Performance was great. He is just so fitted with this kind of characters portraying a SCI-FI man in whatever uniqueness it maybe. He has the power to allure us with his adaptive and effective acting especially here in Drive Angry.
Other characters of the film especially the Accountant were also good. Given the fact that a bunch of SATANIST FREAKS are studded in the whole story... they were utterly effective to become one.
Plot wise... it wasn't impressive and you see lots of loop holes in it. The story started with Nicolas having this kind of extraordinary strength and deadly weapons... Eventually, leading you the story that he came from hell and just escaped to come back for revenge. Somehow, this part of the story disappointed me since there were no vivid narration on how on earth did Nicolas got out from hell. On the other hand, the purpose was clear and that is to give revenge for his daughter and claim back his grand daughter. But it is just all in a nutshell. The plot is what you see what you get. The ending however somehow drove away the NEGATIVITY OF THE FILM. But more or less... it is!
Editing wise and its 3D thing is fairly good. Although the graphic or visual effects could have been better because some scenes showed a sort of a CHEAP KIND OF HOLLYWOOD EDITING (especially in the Climax and the ending. Editing wasn't impressive at all and quite far from other films with Superb effects. On the 3D side, I wasn't able to watch it on theaters but I can see its effect even on normal screens. The 3D was averagely applicable to the film as you see shattering glasses, gun shots, splattering of blood and explosions... which added appeal and realism to the film.
The film was okay since there were no twists at all. The director and writers just laid its plot even though at the start of the film. You just watch out with unexpected moments and violent/gruesome/obscene scenes that made this film NOT APPEALING to youngsters.
And the film is kinda disturbing since it involved people worshiping SATAN AS THEIR GOD. Some religious-sensitive individuals couldn't find this movie worth-watching.
RATINGS: 3 STARS