If its got Nicholas Cage in it, its a 50/50 situation. Best left alone really.
ah, your describing the Nick/Nicholas Cage paradox. When he has a ponytail and there is rubbish nickleback style rock music, that's Nick Cage. When he is actually acting (I.e not just paying the bills) like Bad Lieutenant, that's Nicholas Cage.
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Don't really like any of his films. I'm a fan of the Coen Brothers, but don't really like Raising Arizona, Wild At Heart is pretty good, but other than that, not for me.
He's been involved in remakes of 2 of my favourite films, Wicker Man and Bad Lieutenent, so I can't trust his judgement, especially as Knowing was so poor.
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The Mercenary (aka The Lazarus Papers)
OK, this is it, trust me, this really, really, really is 'the one' - The Worst Film, Ever
Note the box-cover: the title, The Mercenary; Danny Trejo yielding a gun; images of big explosions and swooping choppers.
So, any mercenaries in the film? Nope.
Does Danny Trejo ever actually hold a gun? Not for a millisecond.
Any footage of helicopter gunships and subwoofer-rumbling fireballs? Erm, not in this film.
But it is set in SE Asia, with a plotline involving a mail-order bride scam exploiting HIV-infected prostitutes, some cod surrealist/supernatural/afterlife twaddle, a "cor blimey, guvnor" mockney, and plenty of local 'actors' with a permanent look of "do I say my line now?" bewilderment.
Production values are high, compared to YouTube footage shot on a webcam. Class moment: the female lead enters her grim bathroom to dye her hair for a disguise, and emerges wearing a bright pink wig in a style totally different from her own
And it's so dull, depressing, badly written, directed, acted etc that it's not even 'so bad it's good'
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