Director: Lee Tamahori
Does Nicolas Cage even care anymore? Here’s a man who seems to be allowed to simply show up, raise an eyebrow and give the grin that say’s “Hey. Look at me. I’m Nicolas Cage, remember? I was great in Wild at Heart and Raising Arizona.” I’m not sure what’s worse, the fact that he phones in performances, or the fact that even a bad Nicholas Cage is still pretty good compared to the rest of the stuff coming out of Tinsle Town.
This time Cage play’s a Vegas magician going by the great rockabilly handle, Frank Cadillac. Well, turns out his act isn’t magic, he can see two minutes into the future. This in turn leads to involvement with the fed’s and the villains. The villains in this film are like nothing you’ve EVER seen. If you can believe it, there are Russians.... wait for it... with a nuke! Unbelievable, I know.
As a gift, I’ll spare you the plot canyons that inevitably show up in any movie involving time travel. What I can’t spare are the surprisingly bad special effects that would probably be considered awesome around the same time Russians with nukes were scary.
The producers are probably just hoping to get some cash out of viewing
audiences while they can because after today, (Friday the 4th) everyone’s
movie buying dollar will be going to see Spiderman. Easily one of the
greatest comic book to movie franchises still going. But if Spiderman
is full and you want some action with your popcorn... Next will do.