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Nicolas Cage is Nick Cage in "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" (also feat. Pedro Pascal)


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Just got back from seeing this and really enjoyed it. There's things in this that mixes early Cage, mid 90s Cage and current Cage all into one. It's great to see him take the piss out of himself. The bromance between Pascal and Cage is really great and endearing.

 

It's a shame that the wall joke was ruined in the trailer because the lead up to it was really good and not where I saw that joke coming from.

 

Really interesting and funny concept but could have leaned a little bit more into the meta stuff.

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Saw this this morning. Thought it was really good. Pedro Pascal has a surprisingly meaty role in this as well. Some great gags but also a lot of heart. As expected Nic Cage is great at playing Nic Cage.

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A sequence involving Nicolas Cage reprising some of his most iconic roles like Face/Off (1997), Con Air (1997), Leaving Las Vegas (1995) and Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), in a long black-and-white fight sequence between him and his younger self in a Surrealist German Expressionist set evoking of 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' (1920), was cut from the film as the studio thought it didn't fit the third act. According to Cage, the deleted scene will be released on home media.


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1 hour ago, Alex W. said:
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That sounds amazing but yeah probably wouldn't haven't worked. I don't know about you but I was expecting to see

 

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more versions of himself near the end where he finally gets rid of his younger self. I expected to see a few more version of his conscience.

 

I'm guess this is where this scene was going to be.

 

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Just watched this and thought it was great.

 

Obviously you can’t go wrong withNick Cage playing himself, but it’s funny throughout and delivers as an action comedy drama in general.

 

Although I’m gutted the deleted scene spoilered above wasn’t in it.

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This is just a feeling I have, I can’t actually quantify or explain why I think this, but I have this persistent, niggling sense that Nic Cage may have taken some cocaine before appearing on Wogan that time. 

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