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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent


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๐ŸŽ™️ EPISODE 465: 05.12.22

Starting in 2020, I decided to watch & review the entire Nicolas Cage filmography in alphabetical order. This is ๐”—๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”œ๐”ข๐”ž๐”ฏ ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ โ„ญ๐”ž๐”ค๐”ข – Chapter 17*.
For the second straight CAGE entry, we are temporarily abandoning the alphabetical sequence to examine a brand new, live and in theaters MOVIE. That's right: THE MOVIES ARE BACK. This is like the fifth movie I've seen in cinemas over the last month with other coughing disease-ridden moviegoers like a REAL MAN. Because I'm not letting this PLANNEDEMIC get me down no more, brother. HAHA. As if. Wait, what? Despite the wackadoodle premise and hyper-meta nature of the narrative, this film has more in common with classic action-comedies of the 90s/00s. The Cage playing Cage bit is still a hoot, don't get me wrong, but I found it almost secondary to the story about an aging artist reconnecting with their craft.
The flick loses a little juice in the middle, but the start and finish are highly entertaining. It also plays with conventions and expectations in a real interesting way; it's not just a meta movie about Cage's career, but a commentary on a type of eclectic, action-packed style which has mostly gone the way of the dodo bird. But, yeah, sure, you can just turn your brain off and point and snicker at all the references and say, "I remember that!" That's fine. It's saying something about that too. It's another good one.

THE VERDICT: 8 CAGES OUT OF 10 • CLICK HERE for all ๐”—๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”œ๐”ข๐”ž๐”ฏ ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ โ„ญ๐”ž๐”ค๐”ข Chapters + Ongoing Rankings.

*This was the 2nd "Out of Order" CAGE review, as I saw this when it came out and didn't critique it in the traditional ๐”œ๐”ข๐”ž๐”ฏ ๐”ฌ๐”ฃ โ„ญ๐”ž๐”ค๐”ข manner.

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is a 2022 American action comedy film directed by Tom Gormican, who co-wrote the screenplay with Kevin Etten. The film stars Nicolas Cage as a fictionalised version of himself, along with a supporting cast that includes Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tiffany Haddish. It was released on April 22, 2022.

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