Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Nicolas Cage has the magic power to ruin any movie


All I have to say is "Put the bunny back in the basket."
If you don't know this classically bad line from Con Air, then you might not know the awesome power of Nicolas Cage to make you squirm.
My friend Jacob put the idea in my head that Mr. Cage can drop the enthusiasm curtain on every comic book movie he's in, from Ghost Rider to more recently in Kick Ass. Indeed, he's best when he plays a doltish chump who for some reason is carrying a firearm, like in The Rock. I ever heard he was supposed to be Superman in one of the Superman movies that never got made.
He's just a bad actor who is always the same character in every film, and is completely unbelievable, just like Keanu Reeves or My Arch-Nemesis John Cusack.
Two exceptions for Cagey: Raising Arizona and Leaving Las Vegas. That is all.

5 comments:

Pharaohmagnetic said...

Another exception would be "Adaptation," in which Nicolas Cage plays two characters, twin brothers, who occupy opposite ends of the Cage Performance Spectrum. Highly recommended.

shesthesheriff said...

But luckily there are so many young talented actors like Michael Cera who don't just play the same exact character in every movie.

I'm looking forward to being 60 and being err..*treated* to and endless barrage of movies starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the Italian mob boss, Irish mob boss, Russian mob boss, Greek mob boss, Mexican mob boss (hey anythings possible with a little make up/vocal coaching).

Jonathan Rubin said...

Good call with Adaptation.... that one was a winner, and I may have even seen it with you once upon a time...

Jonathan Rubin said...

And Leo isn't always a mob boss. Sometimes he's a cop playing a mob boss, or a low-level mobster striving to be a mob boss. Very different.

shesthesheriff said...

Right well what I meant was that he always plays 'the kid' in the mob now, when he's 60 he'll be able to you know, introduce us to all kinds of variations on the old man gangster accent. He'll be a Sean Connery of gangster accents if you will.