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.