Here is a possible formula for movies: take everything you loved about other movies, put it together and voila — instant hit. Right? Well, maybe not, or at least, we don’t know yet. After watching the international trailer below for the upcoming movie titled “Drive Angry,” it occurs to me these folks simply took a little here and a little there from all their favorite Nicolas Cage movies. As a fan, it was easy for me to notice these similarities.
Now, don’t misinterpret my intentions. I think this has a cool vibe and if anyone can pull it off, it’s Cage. So, I’m not really mocking this trailer; I’m just surprised by all the connection I notice to other movies by Cage.
So, let’s see if I can pinpoint them for you. Well, actually, let’s look over the brief official description first: “Milton (Nicolas Cage) has broken out of Hell to prevent the cult that murdered his daughter from sacrificing her baby.” Yeah, this is a pretty bad description. Especially since it leaves out how he is being chased by “The Accountant,” played by the amazing William Fichtner (“Prison Break” and “Dark Knight”). This character seems to be the Devil’s right hand man, and he is chasing after Milton to bring him back to Hell. Well, if anyone can pull this off, it’s probably Fichtner, who played the FBI agent searching after the prison break escapees on the show “Prison Break.” The only difference here is that Milton broke out of Hell.
I would like to point out this is a horror-action movie, and it is directed by Patrick Lussier, the maker of several recently-successful 3D horror flicks like “My Bloody Valentine.” Luddite is also working on “Hellraiser” and “Halloween 3.” That being said, it is possible we will see darker more violent images than in any other Nicolas Cage movie to date.
It is interesting that in recent years, Cage has taken such great interest in movies about Hell and magic and the occult. I guess there is a large crowd for that type of movie, but he has definitely become a dark actor. I find him to be a funny, charismatic actor and he should not just limit himself to this genre.
Anyway, now that I have veered from my original subject, I would like to return to it. “Drive Angry,” in many ways, is like “Gone in 60 Seconds” and “Ghost Rider” put together. This new movie has combined elements from both, like the cool cars and car racing from “Gone” and the supernatural elements from “Ghost Rider” — with perhaps a little of the that wild touch from “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”
Another couple of points of interest for me about this movie are Amber Heard and Cage’s hair.
Movie reviewers and critics are always pointing out the wild choices for hairstyles that are picked out or chosen for Cage’s movies. I believe “they” are going to have a field day with this one. Watch the trailer and you will know exactly what I mean.
Now, about Amber Heard: I absolutely love her. She is a bright star for me and a breath of fresh air. Not to mention her beauty, which stands out from miles away. I obviously have a crush on her and can see this being an inventive to watch this movie. So what do you think about this movie?
What do you think about Cage … and his hair? And especially, what do you think about Heard? Sound of in the comment section.
Will you “Drive Angry” to the theater to see this movie when it’s released Feb. 25, 2011?
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