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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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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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I wonder how many people have watched this but its on prime just now and doesnt outstay it's welcome at a lean 80 to 90 mins.  I can heartily recommend this.  It's good fun, Pedro Pascal is great in it as well.  

 

I haven't seen color out of shape or pig but I kind of want to now

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Alan Stock said:

Do you need to have watched a lot of Nick Cage films to get it, are there a lot of references? I'm all for it but I've only seen some of his biggest blockbusters.


If you’ve seen at least Con Air and Face/Off you’ll be all good for 70% of the gags, and if you’ve seen Wild at Heart,  90%. 
 

But really as long as you know who Nic Cage is, you’ll probably have a good time, it’s a fun film. 

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I thought the same thing. There are plenty of funny bits, but the last half hour or so is mostly a mediocre, cheap-looking action film. I guess you get some meta resonance from the fact that Nicolas Cage has done untold middling action films, and the bit where he

 

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walks out disguised as the arms dealer had me in stitches

 

but the last third of the film was pretty unsatisfying on the whole. It all felt much less imaginative than the first hour or so, which I did like a lot. Pedro Pascal does the best 'tripping your tits off' performance I've ever seen.

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