Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Nicolas Cage


Nicolas Cage is a fine actor who just happens to be in one big budget crapfest after the next. He's been in over fifty movies with stinkers outnumbering decent flicks nearly three to one. For every Leaving Las Vegas there's a Gone in 60 Seconds, a Captains Corelli's Mandolin and a shuddddddeeeer - The Wicker Man. What the hell gives? Does he have the worst manager in the world or does he do films for friends knowing that they might suck? Compare him to somebody like Tobey Maguire, who is an okay actor but not quite in the same league as Cage. Maguire has been in one decent film after the next, with a few exceptions, and has parleyed his modicum of talent into some big time films: Spiderman, Cider House Rules, Ride With The Devil, Pleasantville. Maguire is no Tom Wilkinson, but he seems to choose his films to match his abilities. Cage would do well to emulate him.
UPDATE:
Some reviews are in for Ghost Rider and guess what? It sucks! Big shocker, that, all things considered.
UPDATE II:
I guess it more than sucks, it may be the worst movie since The Mirror Has Two Faces - Both belonging to Barbara Streisand.

5 comments:

Dexter said...

Not sure I like this new design and what is with the advertisement space now? Back the drawing board.

Pam said...

Perhaps he feels his talent transcends the crappiness of the scripts?

He was good in Moonstruck and Peggy Sue Got Married too.

Dexter said...

Is that the Dude or Cage? I think it should be for every Valley Girl there is 3000 Miles to Vegas....etc...etc..

anonymous dolittle said...

Sorry but I think Cage is the most overated actor of our time - I feel every performance is virtually the same and his "acting" equals flat affect!

I would like to be "anonymous" but will stick by my opinion and come forth

-miss do

El Duderino said...

Doolittle,
I begin to think that you are correct, apparently everybody else thinks so too.