Nicolas Cage drives out of hell (in 3-D)
July 23rd, 2010
05:59 PM ET

Nicolas Cage drives out of hell (in 3-D)

You never know what you'll come across at San Diego Comic-Con.

During a rare moment on Friday where there wasn't an impossibly long line for Hall H, I poked my head in and saw Nicolas Cage and the cast of the upcoming movie, "Drive Angry 3-D. "

After the kid-friendly fun of  "Sorcerers Apprentice," Cage is back to action movies in a very big way.

When asked which genre he enjoys, he said, I love it all. I don't want to go through my career with one hand tied behind my back. I like making kids happy, and I like high-adrenaline action films like "Drive Angry."

To say that the movie takes advantage of 3-D would be the understatement of the millennium. In the footage screened for the first time at the convention, fast cars drive at you full throttle and Cage wields a large gun that pointed out of the screen - directly at the audience - on more than one occasion.

With all of the car chases, one cant help but be reminded of Gone in 60 Seconds, though Drive is probably far more violent. At one point, a bullet grazes co-star William Fichtner's character, coming right at the screen in slow motion.

One Con attendee had another past Cage movie in mind, since it involves a man who broke out of hell (as the trailer says). Cage was asked if, after doing "Ghost Rider," he is obsessed with characters trying to fight the devil and break out of hell.

Cage joked, "You mean like this right here?"


soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. LLIB_SETAG

    GHOST RIDER 2 MOVIE in the future...?

    July 25, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Webster

    No line at Comic-Co to see Nicolas Cage and his new movie. Not a good sign.

    July 25, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. skidd

    Nicolas Cage is a great actor. Looking forard to seeing this movie

    July 23, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. nosealot

    Nick Cage is the worst actor in the world. All he does is play himself, and that was okay when he was cool, but now he is not cool, which by default makes him a bad actor.

    July 23, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Idiot

      Your post was a complete waste of time. Both yours for writing and mine for reading, and replying to, it. you idiot.

      July 23, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • nosealot

      Looks like our user names reflect our intelligence. I know a lot, and your an idiot. An the next comment from Skidd, thats what he did in his pants.

      July 23, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Blow

      On occasion, Cage has put out a good performance, but typically, no, he is not the highlight of most films he is in. Any decent actor could do as good or better job. I'd say his best roles were Moonstruck (when was that?), Raising Arizona (just as old), and Family Man (still a while ago).

      July 24, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
    • SaintPetersburg

      on one hand i respect his work ethic. But on the other hand, i get annoyed when he starts talking about craft and character work, because like NoseAlot mentioned, he only plays himself. And he doesnt even do that good. Changing your hairstyle, is not getting into character, haha. Although, I can't deny, his pretend acting worked well in Kick-Ass, but that's largely due to the style of the movie. It doesn't really work in a realistic drama, biopic, or any serious movie.

      July 24, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Wallace

      Nick cage is a well deserving Oscar winner (leaving las Vegas). When was the last time you won an Oscar ?

      July 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • jmctigue

      Actually, cage is a lot better than most actors. Can you name 5 other actors that can balance a cast like nick cage without stealing the scene, yet still fill the requirements for the lead role? His been great in many movies such as "The Rock", "National Treasure(s)", "Face off", "Lord of war", "Wind talkers", "Gone in sixty seconds", "Con air", "Guarding Tess", "Honey Moon in Vegas", and let’s not forget the movie that got him noticed "Valley girl". I think those here criticizing have either no many hours under their belts watching movies or are just plain envious. Keep up the good work Nick!

      July 25, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |

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