Monday, 28 February 2011

Between now and then, I'm gonna mess you up!

Drive Angry (2011)
Chosen by me because I like to go to the cinema a lot.

So aggressively set on being a cult classic, with every line being thrown away as though a bad ass bon mot it becomes very tiresome very quickly. When everything is turned up to Spinal Tap's 11, 11 isn't very special.
William Fichtner at least brings some fun by doing a Chris Walken impression but everybody else is so set on being 'awesome' that they fail to strike as actual characters, just a bag of supposedly kick ass tics in a skin suit.
Not that the film cares, but none of it makes any sense (why was the cult leader doing what he was doing? - there seems to be a suggestion he may have had a deal of his own already but why or how - god knows?) a couple of interesting actors turn up (David Morse at least gets to do something, but Pruitt Taylor Vince has nothing to work with, maybe there's a whole bunch of deleted scenes out there?)
The 3D is not bad I guess, it throws enough stuff out the screen to get you to flinch at least a couple of times.

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