Due to his standing as a residing, respiration meme generator, audiences have come to anticipate sure issues from Nicolas Cage motion pictures. For a very long time, it appeared as in the event that they weren’t going to get them, although, with the actor exhibiting up in a continuing stream of po-faced and self-serious motion thrillers that always had him in uncharacteristically reserved type.
Nevertheless, the shackles have been nicely and actually thrown off, and within the subsequent couple of months alone we’re going to see a trio of what may very well be his craziest motion pictures ever. Willy’s Wonderland is launched on VOD this Friday, and finds the Academy Award winner trapped in an amusement park the place the animatronic residents have come to life in an effort to kill him, whereas in March he’ll play a fictionalized model of himself coping with birthday events, drug cartels and the CIA in The Insufferable Weight of Large Expertise.
In the meantime, director Sion Sono’s bonkers crime thriller Prisoners of the Ghostland just lately premiered on the Sundance Movie Competition, and the early reactions have been fairly enthusiastic, with critics praising the main man’s unhinged efficiency and the visible fashion of the pic, which blends a number of totally different genres collectively to create one thing fully distinctive. Some have even deemed it the craziest film of Cage’s profession, and in a brand new interview, Sono admitted that he wears that as a badge of honor.
“Properly, my favourite Nic Cage movie is Wild at Coronary heart, so I’d assume Wild at Coronary heart could be the wildest movie for Nic Cage. But when individuals, or Nic Cage, take into account this film to be absolutely the wildest, then that’s such an honor.”
Prisoners of the Ghostland stars Cage as a prison who occurs to be named Hero, and he’s pressured into rescuing a girl that’s been kidnapped and brought to a supernatural universe the place he should break an evil curse that binds them collectively in an effort to save her, all with explosives strapped to numerous components of his physique together with the testicles – so loopy could be an understatement.