An anti-hero with an awful hairdo blows away a room full of thugs while having sex with a bimbo before being shot in the eye and beaten down by the femur of his murdered daughter.

Welcome to Nicolas Cage’s latest slice of insanity. Even by his recent standards, Drive Angry 3D is out-there – a bizarre, ultra-violent offering that, thanks to a few strong performances, just about
stays on the right track.

The storyline is as ridiculous as Cage’s blond locks. Milton (Cage) breaks out of hell to take revenge on satanic cult leader Jonah King (Billy Burke) who killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby.

Helping him on his quest is feisty waitress Piper (Amber Heard) while the devil’s right-hand man, The Accountant (William Fichtner) is dispatched to drag Milton back to Hades.

Shot in 3D, Patrick Lussier’s film is certainly a visceral experience with boobs, cars and axes continually flying at you. Between the carnage, Cage puts in a lazy, this-is-for-the-IRS performance and it’s up to Burke and, in particular, a cuttingly witty Fichtner to steer the film.


Good for: Those who love their trashy treats.

Watch the Drive Angry trailer here.


– Pierre de villiers