Nicolas Cage Takes Down Satanic Cult In Grindhouse Action Horror, Stream Without Netflix

By Robert Scucci | Updated

If you want a succinct summary on what Nicolas Cage’s Drive Angry is about, I’ll tell you that it’s about Nicolas Cage driving angrily. But there’s so much more to this campy and violent grindhouse film than meets the eye because Nicolas Cage is driving with purpose and armed with a mystical gun called the Godkiller so he can eliminate the Satanic cultists who abducted his granddaughter. I know it sounds like I’m making all of this up, but you can log into Tubi and see for yourself.

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Drive Angry wastes no time shedding blood, and we know little about Nicolas Cage’s John Milton aside from the fact that he’s a man on a mission. Seemingly invulnerable, Milton reveals that he has escaped from hell to rescue his granddaughter, the only person left in the mortal realm who can connect him to his late daughter. Milton’s daughter was murdered by a man named Jonah King (Billy Burke) sometime after his violent death, so he’s not only trying to rescue his granddaughter but also seeking revenge.

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On his journey, Milton meets a waitress named Piper (Amber Heard) and rescues her from being assaulted by her cheating boyfriend, Frank (Todd Farmer). Drive Angry kicks things into high gear when Milton and Piper steal Frank’s 1969 Dodge Charger and speed off toward Louisiana, where his granddaughter is going to be sacrificed by King and his followers.

Armed with a soul-destroying gun, Milton intends to kill King before King can carry out the ritualistic sacrifice that will open the gateway to Hell.

Meanwhile, Drive Angry introduces a secondary antagonist, The Accountant (William Fichtner), tasked with tracking Milton down and dragging him back to the deepest depths of Hell. Milton has to overcome impossible odds because he’s not only racing the clock in his pursuit of King and his goons but also needs to stay one step ahead of The Accountant, who can work with the authorities by posing as an FBI agent.

Nicolas Cage Is Delightfully Unhinged

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Drive Angry may sound like a serious movie about various occult activities, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Nicolas Cage has this uncanny ability to balance a violent revenge plot with situational humor that no other actor in this role could convincingly accomplish.

At least I can’t think of anybody who can rack up an intimidating kill count while simultaneously engaging in intercourse with a woman of the night and seems relatively unfazed by the bedlam that’s playing out on-screen.

Filmed For 3D

However, Drive Angry isn’t without its flaws because the action sequences were shot in 3D, which doesn’t necessarily make for a great home viewing experience. For this reason, I wasn’t fully immersed in this film because the special effects were so obviously computer-generated.

Since I was ill-equipped to watch this movie as intended, and I think that Nicolas Cage is a god among men, I’ll let my biases get the best of me and be gentle with my final assessment of this film.

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For a Nicolas Cage outing, Drive Angry successfully accomplishes what it sets out to do, and you really can’t ask for more than that.

I’ll have to pick up a pair of 3D glasses to be able to appreciate this film at a future date fully, but I have absolutely zero regrets about watching it on streaming because it’s one more checkmark added to my Nicolas Cage spreadsheet (…I know). As of this writing, you can stream Drive Angry for free on Tubi.