The enchanted lives of a couple in a secluded forest are brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.
Taking place in 1983, Red is a lumberjack who lives in a secluded cabin in the woods. His artist girlfriend Mandy spends her days reading fantasy paperbacks. Then one day, she catches the eye of a crazed cult leader, who conjures a group of motorcycle-riding demons to kidnap her. Red, armed with a crossbow and custom Axe, stops at nothing to get her back, leaving a bloody, brutal pile of bodies in his wake.Written by
In a 2018 UK Guardian interview, Nicolas Cage described his performance's inspiration: only just before shooting started, his 14 year marriage to Alice Kim Cage came to 'a sudden end', which was "A shocker for me... didn't see it coming, and those feelings had to go somewhere, so they went into my performance." See more »
When Nic Cage's character turns to his forge to construct his revenge weapon the metal he pours is aluminium yet when he puts it on the anvil it's miraculously turned to steel. See more »
I'm your God now!
[Right before squeezing the cult leader's eyes out of his head with his bare hands]
See more »
The opening credits don't display the title or a 'Directed by Panos Cosmatos' credit. The title appears 75 minutes in, and 'Directed by Panos Cosmatos' is the first ending credit. See more »
This really is not for everyone and that is just fine.
Also story wasnt anything new or special, just typical revenge story.
Really liked how this looked, sounded and felt.
Visuals and colours are just outstanding and that was something that hooked me from the start, really trippy stuff in a good way.
Music and sounds were pushing this dark overall sinister feel and worked perfectly.
And also Nick have us great performance near insanity.
363 of 548 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this