Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Great, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly films of Nicolas Cage

I just saw the film Knowing the other day. I have been noticing Nicolas Cage has been showing up in werider and weirder roles lately. It sort of got me to thinking, what happened to Nic Cage? He is an Oscar winning actor who is still in a some what prime of his career. I have seen him act well before, and I think the guy has some charm and can be really funny. So Nicolas, what happened? Why are you taking on roles like Bangkok Dangerous and Knowing, when you could strive for better movies? I guess I don't have a definitve answer. I do enjoy seeing him in movies and I think he is as funny as his hair pieces. I just think Cage should strive for the better roles, maybe hook up again with the Coen brothers and get a Travolta like comeback going on. Here are his Great, Good, Bad, and Ugly movies that he has starred in, not including animated voice films.  (I will admit I haven't seen all of these but some I know are just bad i.e. The Wicker Man)

Great: Raising Arizona, Wild At Heart, Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation,  Face/Off

Good: Moonstruck,  Valley Girl,  Honeymoon In Vegas, The Rock, Con Air, Snake Eyes, Bringing Out The Dead, Windtalkers, Matchstick Men, National Treasure 1 & 2, World Trade Center

Bad: It Could Happen To You, City Of Angels, 8MM, Gone In Sixty Seconds, The Family Man, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Peggy Sue Got Married, The Weather Man, Knowing, Lord Of War, Amos & Andrew, Guarding Tess

Ugly: Ghost Rider, Next, Bangkok Dangerous, The Wicker Man

After making the list it seems like the quality of films has dropped of late. The man sure has an interesting career filled with all types of roles. I am think he is a good actor, I just question is choices of late. He has some more interesting films coming out too. Kick-Ass is based off a comic book, I have read the comic and am looking foward to it. After that he is a doing a Werner Herzog movie called Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. The man is all over the place with his roles. I know it shows he can act in anything but maybe he should not try to do that and stay with the good movies. How did he go from this...

To This...

 maybe all of this has something to do with it? 


wes said...

Move Windtalkers to bad where it belongs.

slasherflix said...

we still gotta watch wicker man!!

Mummbles said...

give me a time i am there!