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Drive Angry (1/10)
by Tony Medley
Run time 104 minutes
Not for children.
If there’s a movie more devoid
of raison d’ętre than this, I haven’t seen it, although a lot of them
have come close recently. Hands down, this I worse than anything
involving Will Ferrell, and that takes some doing. If Nicolas Cage wants
to be taken seriously as an actor, playing in garbage like this is not
the way to achieve the goal.
This is nothing more than
graphic violence for violence’s sake. Cage is allegedly out to save his
granddaughter’s life. A baby, she’s been kidnapped by some real bad
people, who slit Cage’s daughter’s throat for good measure when doing
the kidnapping. Naturally the blood spurting is shown in graphic detail.
The entire movie consists of
Cage and Amber Heard driving cars chasing down the bad guys.
Occasionally they meet and get in brutal fights where the blood flows
This revolting film should
never see the light of day in any neighborhood theater. About the only
reason the MPAA gives a film an NC-17 rating is if it contains graphic
sex, but graphic violence can be far more harmful, and this movie is
replete with it. But it still comes away with an R, which means that all
this graphic mayhem is as equivalently harmful to a viewer’s psyche as
the sight of a woman’s nipple, which, apparently in the judgment of the
MPAA censors, can lead to the downfall of society as we know it.
While movies by Ferrell and
Judd Apatow are offensive in their vacuity, profanity, and poor taste,
they aren’t truly obscene, just stupid. This, on the other hand, which
borders on devil worship, is patently obscene.