Monday, January 7, 2013
This is a beautiful day everyone. Some days show the birth of the false messiahs. (Dec. 25th, April 26th, etc.) But today, January 7th, is the true day of worship for all who practice Cagenism. May he continue to save us from the bees for another year.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Nicolas Cage had a very brief but very meaningful role, He plays the character Brad's bud who works at the burger joint Brad is fired from (1:21). At first glance one might believe his character serves no purpose and is only included in the film to make it seem as if people actually worked at this place. But once you look deeper into his character, you can see Cage is afraid. Because as soon as he sees his manager coming to fire brad for threatening a customer, he hides. He hides because he's afraid of losing his job, which he must believe is more important than his friendship with Brad. This leaves us with the question "Is Nic Cage really Brad's 'Bud'?" Brilliant character development Nic, brilliant.
Pros- Actually a really funny movie. The script is well written and there are some classic "babe" scenes which spawned from this film. Also Sean Penn is a hilarious stoner.
Cons- Not nearly enough Cage.
Overall, it's worth watching, even if our Lord's appearance is brief.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
More importantly, one of these kids is Nicolas Cage, or as he was called at the time "Nicolas Coppola". He plays the creatively named character Nic who is the big muscle head best friend of Crispin (Crispin Glover's creatively named character). In the majority of the scenes you will see Nic working out on the beach wearing only jorts and giving advice to his much smaller and awkward friend on how to pick up women. Towards the end of the film Nic has a monologue about going into the military. He wasn't fond of the idea of having to go to El Salvador, and would have preferred to have a war somewhere more pleasant.
Pros: Nic Cage has plenty of stage time and shows off his hot bod
Cons: The actual films was pretty incorrect on the idea of being a teenager in the 80's, and the writing was horribly cheesy
Overall, Nic Cage's first film was very dated, very incorrect, and very funny.
|Our Lord and his glory|
My name is Aldon. Over the course of the year I plan on watching every film in which Nicolas Cage has starred. I didn't think it was enough to watch every movie, so I will be writing reviews for each film. It will be difficult, as I will see the good, the bad and Wicker Man. 76 films- let's do this.