John Milton (Nicolas Cage) manages to escape from hell to save his granddaughter who has been abducted by Jonah King (Billy Burke), head of an evil sect who plan to sacrifice her. John pairs up with Piper (Amber Heard) because she has a cool car and an attitude and starts to hunt down King, while being hunted himself by The Accountant (William Fichtner) who was sent to bring him back to hell.
I did not expect Drive Angry 3D to be any good. I expected it to be incredibly campy and entertaining and fun. But I was very disappointed nonetheless because I ended up being bored.
I’m not sure where this movie went wrong. It has all the right ingredients. Nicolas Cage is wonderfully campy, as is Billy Burke. There are crazy one-liners aplenty. There are freakishly ridiculous scenes and plot twists. In the end, John Milton drinks from Jonah King’s skull, for crying out loud.
But for some reason, the only time the movie is really interesting is when William Fichtner is on screen. And there is way too little of that.
The only thing I really didn’t like was the soundtrack. Though it wasn’t bad for the film, it just got too loud and too much.
But since that is the only thing I really didn’t like, I’m even more at a loss to say why I didn’t like the film put altogether. I just never really got into it. I couldn’t embrace the camp.
Summarising: I wish I had enjoyed this film more. Maybe you will.