When the teaser trailer for Drive Angry 3D was released back in August, it was hard to assess whether the new Nicolas Cage vehicle (no pun intended) would be marvelously over-the-top or just plain silly.
Now a full-length trailer for the supernatural thrill ride that is Drive Angry 3D (these puns are too easy, sorry) – a film actually shot in 3D, not converted during post-production – has made its way online and, well, we’re still not sure whether the pic will be an entertaining B-movie or just inane.
Here is the official synopsis for Drive Angry 3D:
Milton (Cage), a hardened felon has broken out of hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on stopping a vicious cult who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her baby beneath a full moon. He’s joined by Piper (Amber Heard) – a young, sexy waitress who liberates her ex-boyfriend’s cherry-red muscle car in order to help Milton. Now, the two of them are hot on the trail of the deadly leader of the cult, Jonah King (Billy Burke), who believes it is his destiny to use the baby to unleash hell on earth.
But the bloodthirsty cult is the least of Milton’s problems. The police are after him too. And worse, an enigmatic killer known only as “The Accountant” (William Fichtner) – who has been sent by the Devil to retrieve Milton and deliver him back to hell. With wicked cunning and hypnotic savagery, the Accountant will relentlessly pursue Milton at high speed across the country until his mission is accomplished. Fueled by high octane and pure rage, Milton must use his anger to go beyond all human limits to avenge his daughter’s murder, before his last chance at redemption is revoked.
Check out the official Drive Angry 3D trailer below:
Drive Angry 3D comes from the filmmakers responsible for My Blood Valentine 3D, though the trailer for the Nicolas Cage thriller does not feature the plethora of “stuff flying at the camera” shots that plauged the previews for Valentine. Director Patrick Lussier looks to have a better understanding of how to properly use the 3D technology now, based on the Drive Angry footage we’ve seen.
Does that mean that Drive Angry 3D won’t be stock full of cliché action sequences, hammy acting, and corny one-liners? No, but regardless of whether the film is good or not, that is exactly what moviegoers who flock to see it will be expecting – the question is, will this film be enjoyably low-brow, or just fall flat?
Be sure to also check out the new Drive Angry 3D poster (via Shock Till You Drop) below:
Drive Angry 3D arrives in 2D and 3D theaters in the U.S. on February 11th, 2011.
Source: Yahoo! Movies, Shock Till You Drop