Over the pass 100 years of cinema, Hollywood has produced many actors who have been considered by many as some of the greatest and beloved stars of all time. However there is one actor in particular who stands out due to how unique and eccentric of a talent he is. That, of course, is the one and only Nicolas Cage. Ever since he first hit the scene in the early ‘80s, Nicolas Cage has risen up the ranks to become of the Hollywood’s most acclaimed and dependable actors. Whether he is in a major blockbuster, a low budget independent film or a trashy straight-to-video B movie, you know for certain that Cage will elevate the material with his all and give it a 110% with his performance. Plus there’s always a good chance that performance will provide his trademark “Cage Rage”, which has brought a lot of memeability to his career (especially in the pass 10 years). Now after playing so many great characters across many classic films, Cage has faced his greatest challenge so far as an actor: playing himself in the new action/comedy satire THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT. Was this film a true celebration of both Nicolas Cage the person and star? Or was this a one note mean-spirited just to make off him? You’ll have to listen to find out. The following review of the film is in an audio format. Enjoy!
Director: Tom Gormican
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, Ike Barinholtz, Sharon Horgan, Jacob Scipio, Lily Sheen, Alessandra Mastronardi, Neil Patrick Harris.
Synopsis: The fictionalized version of Nick Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous super fan Javi Gutierrez. Things take a wildly unexpected turn when Nick Cage is recruited by a CIA operative Vivian and forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones.
THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT is now screening in around Australia via Studio Canal
Audio review by Bede Jermyn