Monday, September 22, 2008 at 3:11PM
Briefly, it appeared as though Nicolas Cage regretted his post-Oscar losing streak with movies like Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Windtalkers. Oh, let's not forget the dire Snake Eyes and 8mm. Don't even get me started on City of Angels.
But between 2002 and 2006 he made six pretty good to very good films in a
row: Adaptation, Matchstick Men, National Treasure, Lord of War, The Weather
Man, and World Trade Center. And then, whoa daddy, did the wheels
come off. The best movie he's made since then is probably....uh...National
Treasure 2. Unless you're a big fan of Wicker Man or Next,
The downward trend will continue, with Cage signing up for the supanatural
thrilla Season of the Witch with director
Sena directed Gone in 60 Seconds, which is probably a misdemeanor, at
worst maybe you get some community service. But it's not a felony, really.>p>
Anyway, you know what sounds awful? Putting Nic Cage in the 14th century.
Come on: Everybody knows hair plugs weren't invented for another 600 years.
What's Cage doing in the 1300s? According to
Variety, the story is about a bunch of knights
(who probably do not say 'nee') charged with moving and protecting a girl
suspected of being the witch responsible for the Black Plague.
So it's kind of like a Renaissance Faire version of Transporter. With Nic
Cage. $11 says when the time comes, critics won't get to see it.