Nicolas Cage puts the pedal to the metal, figuratively as well as literally, in this action tale that made every use it could of 3-D technology in its theatrical run. The star plays a vengeful man who literally escapes from hell to save his murdered daughter's child from a cult leader (Billy Burke, "Twilight"), especially since the infant is slated to be sacrificed in a ritual.
In attempting the rescue, the would-be hero is helped by a waitress (Amber Heard) and chased by an emissary of the devil (William Fichtner) ... and the result, if taken in the intended spirit, is more entertaining than some may expect. DVD extras: two "making-of" documentaries; audio commentary by director and co-writer Patrick Lussier and co-writer Todd Farmer; deleted scenes. *** (R: AS, N, P, GV) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun