Nicolas Cage has signed on to star in Drive Angry, a revenge movie directed by Patrick Lussier. Cage will star as a man chasing down the people who killed his wife and daughter, with the violence escalating with each death. I know it sounds ridiculous, and that’s because it probably will be ridiculous. It sounds a bit like Mad Max, Death Race 2000, and Rolling Vengeance rolled into one. That’s right, Rolling Vengeance, look it up. It’s great 80’s cheese. And intentionally cheesy is exactly how this is going to have to be for it to be bearable.
Now, I would like to think since Patrick Lussier, director of this year’s campfest My Bloody Valentine, is at the helm, it should be cheesy fun. Who knows, perhaps even another full monty performance by Betsy Rue is in store. However, since it will star Nicolas Cage, I imagine the movie trying to take itself too seriously, or at least Mr. Cage will. If anyone does drop $14 to see Drive Angry, and Nicolas Cage ends up acting like he’s Brando, then Drive Angry is exactly what a lot of people will be doing when they leave the theater.
But seriously, as long as we can get some gore with a side of nudity to go along with our 3D glasses, Drive Angry should be watchable. Right?