Drive Angry 3D: I’m ‘unna mess yew up!

Is it just me, or has there been a plethora of whiny, emotionally broken females on screen lately? Let’s take stock…

We’ve had Natalie Portman as a psycho ballerina (‘Black Swan’), Gwyneth Paltrow as an alcoholic singer (‘Country Strong’), Natalie Portman (again) as a train wreck (‘No Strings Attached’), and Leighton Meester as a deranged roommate (‘The Roommate’).

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a strong female who can kick butt and take names, and I’m hoping Amber Heard delivers in ‘Drive Angry 3D.’ Yeah, that’s Amber Heard, not Blake Lively. I think they were separated at birth.

Amber Heard in 'Drive Angry 3D' / Summit Entertainment

The movie stars Nicolas Cage as a vengeful dad who escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter. There’s plenty of reasons to love this trailer…

1. “I’m ‘unna mess yew up!” Yeah!

2.  William Fichtner in one of the really-bad-guy roles he was born to play.

3. “That baby girl’s all I got … I am going to get her back.”

4. Cool guys don’t look at explosions.

5. A woman with a gun.

Check out the trailer and see what you think. ‘Drive Angry 3D’ screams into theaters Feb. 25, 2011; it’s rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, grisly images, some graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language. Translated: Not for kids in any way, shape or form.





  1. Kerry Dexter Avatar

    this one’s probably not for me, either — but speaking of strong women, on an international flight recently I watched Salt starring Angelina Jolie. Strong woman indeed, what could have come across as a cardboard character quite believable…and with the ending, I am wondering if there might be a sequel.

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      I love Angelina Jolie movies, especially the ones where she gets to kick butt and take names — and rumor has it she does most of her own stunts. A great symbol of hope for all us working moms out here.

      And although there’s nothing in the works yet, I DO think there might be a sequel. It’s done fairly well at the box office — $292 million worldwide at this writing.

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