Title: Drive Angry Director: Patrick Lussier Year: 2011 Run time: 1hr 44
I don’t really know why we wanted to watch this one, other than the fact it has Amber Heard in it, and Mr C thinks she is quite lovely - as first spotted in The Joneses. The trailer wasn’t much of a trailer, just some exploding things, so we really didn’t know what we were letting ourselves in for.
00:02:21 - That’s like Spaghetti Junction. 00:02:58 - I’m not sure Nicolas Cage can be taken seriously with long hair.** ** 00:04:16 - At the full moon she’s dead? What can be so special about a baby? 00:05:44 - Diner uniforms are so weird. At least she’s accessorising the pink with some rocking cowboy boots. 00:07:53 - I’ve never seen that happen in any cafe I’ve been in. 00:09:45 - She does have a nice car. Even when it’s smoking.** ** 00:11:59 - I never really thought of “probably looked out of place” as a good way of describing someone, but it seems to be working.** ** 00:13:02 - He’s just walking, walking, walking after him? He’ll never catch him like that. 00:16:46 - I’m very impressed with her punching, even if Mr Cage still had to come to her rescue.** **00:19:03 - I do hate shorts where the pockets stick out the bottom.** **00:23:46 - Calls him Hugo Boss. Cos he’s wearing a suit, see. 00:25:51 - I’m not so sure that the FBI are allowed to stake people in the eye though.** ** 00:30:27 - How come Jonah is there? Is he chasing Milton or is Milton chasing him?** ** 00:37:18 - Nicolas Cage has reached the age where he is starting to play grandpa.** **00:40:03 - “Anyone NOT trying to kill you?” “No.”** ** 00:42:33 - If he is death, he is lacking a scythe. 00:52:06 - Her car makes an awesome noise. 00:53:06 - So he’s already dead. Is that the twist?** ** 01:01:21 - That man’s hair is utterly ridiculous. How did they ever let him in a film looking like that? 01:09:24 - Why do cult leaders seem to prefer wearing red velvet? 01:13:12 - Did his eye grow back a different colour?** ****** 01:15:27 - “Federal Bureau of get the F out my way.” That’ll work.** ** 01:20:33 - It’s all gone a bit Buffy. 01:27:10 - After all that shooting, they just end up in a fist fight. 01:32:47 - Mr C can vouch for the fact that I called this ending way back. 01:37:04 - And that explains the bit at the beginning.** **
Not that great, really. It was gory but not bothersome in that sense. Some bits were gross, but it was slightly more understated than Kill Bill. If I hadn’t just recently watched those I might have been more affected by it. The story had potential, but it was signposted from far too early on, and left nothing as a surprise when the end came. There was also some rather dodgy CGI along the way.
William Fichtner was possibly the only saving grace of the whole thing. He was fabulous.