Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Aldo, Sep 5, 2012.
He was awesome in Kick Ass...
Well I might be the only one, but I think it looks cool. I'll see anything with Nic Cage in it.
He does make a high proportion of 'so bad they're good' films. Drive Angry was bonkers, but hugely enjoyable.
I enjoyed Knowing, although his typical "run around like a madman yelling at people" routine in the subway should've had him in prison when the solar flare hit.
I was in New Orleans last year and they were shooting this movie right across from where I was staying. I was interested in watching it just to see if a scene I watched getting shot would actually be in it... but this movie looks bad. Even for a Nicolas Cage movie.
That looks awful. Honestly, the best Nic Cage stuff right now are the parodies of what a joke he has become as an actor (which he sometimes even participates in, so he has a good sense of humor, at least).
Nic Cage's Agent (College Humor):
Get in the Cage with Nic Cage (Saturday Night Live) (The first one has the real Nic Cage in it):
This seems no better or worse than most generic action films that come out which, I guess, means it'll be a pretty bad movie.
I guess the fact that it blatantly uses every cliche available while not even making an attempt to hide that fact. Is what I find the most comical.
Looks a lot more fun than the early fifteen or so minutes of Taken that I saw.
You left after fifteen minutes? Oh man that's when it really got good.
(I may or may not be lying).
Taken is the guiltiest of guilty pleasure movies. There's literally no depth in it or any attempt to have any meaning. Yet it's still a lot of fun that even an elitist jerk like myself found it fun to watch.
Taken worked for me because of Liam Neeson. Nicholas Cage on the other hand isn't as cool of a badass, at least not anymore.
They should've called it "Shaken".
The Taken title has already been taken.
This man just collects paychecks. He's stopped really trying years ago
Yeah. Cage is the definition of a sell out. The guy was possibly the best actor of his generation until he decided he'd rather take easy paychecks for crappy action films.
But there's not a single dead Albanian sex trafficker in that part! So, to you Taken is just a movie where a guy's obnoxious ex-wife and her rich husband get their annoying daughter a pony so she can live like a real life Malibu Barbie? I weep for you, sir.
Please tell me this was just on TV (where it's on almost every week) and that this was not another movie you paid money for and walked out on.
Yeah, it was TV. But the daughter didn't annoy me, and Neeson was so paranoid about a harmless-sounding jaunt about Europe that it seriously creeped me out. If a European movie had a dad saying the same thing about two girls wanting to backpack through several American cities, with the result being their immediate abduction by non-white/immigrant assailants, I think a lot of us would very justifiably be pretty insulted. The whole thing just felt a bit sick.
At least this movie might have wacky elements in Cage and an absurd heist.
Yeah, I hate it when American movies are insulting to Europeans. I mean, if they're going to do that, the French studio should hire a French writer, director, producer, and have it be filmed on location in France. You know, like that movie Taken was.
BTW, your ability to get "creeped out" by the insulting nature of the abduction scenario in Taken yet completely overlook the similarly insulting (by your standards) abduction scenario in this new Cage movie makes perfect sense. Continue.
Luc Besson rocks for movies... he's the whole reason i saw this movie is the first place...
though i still say his masterpiece was the original Nikita
^Leon (aka The Professional) for me.
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