J calls Nic Cage “the king of B movies,” and I’m sure many would agree.
I confess I quite enjoyed some of his prior action flicks like The Rock (cue Sean Connery saying “Welcome to The Rock”), Con Air (“Put the bunny back in the box!”), and Face/Off (“I want to take his face…off.”).
I really liked both National Treasure movies too. 😳 And Family Man? A severely underrated film.
Then there’s Adaptation, which I consider Charlie Kaufman’s greatest (and that’s saying a lot because all his movies are effing brilliant), and Kick-Ass, which blew me away.
As such, I can’t quite agree with ALL the placements on the matrix below, but I think it did a pretty good job. What do you think?
I also feel the need to add that Ghost Rider should be off in a corner so right and to the bottom that it might as well have its own graph. Yes, it was THAT BAD and I will never forgive my husband for making me sit through it not once, not twice, but THREE times. 👿
I have seen surprisingly few of Nic Cage’s movies. Which I guess means I don’t see movies a whole lot, because he’s in EVERYTHING! (I love the Saturday Night Live weekend updates where “he” makes an appearance though!)
I love both National Treasure movies also..I can’t help it haha. Face/Off is also one of my favorites!
Haha. I think if you sat through Ghost Rider three times, it’s not J’s fault anymore…. 😉
Ugh, I totally agree on Ghost Rider. My FIL made me watch Season of the Witch too, which was AWFUL. I’d like to see more of his action, but I love the first National Treasure (the 2nd one got waaay too “look how awesomely smart we are!” for me, especially as I’m a historian by training and they were not impressive at all), and even though I can’t figure out why, Moonstruck. I freakin’ love Moonstruck.
I have never seen a Nicolas Cage film that I outright hated.
There have been some that I thought were kind of hovering just below average – Bangkok Dangerous for instant. I wasn’t so struck of The Weather Man or Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
My favourites are Face/Off, Con Air, Gone in 60 Seconds and The Rock.
And Ghost Rider is not rubbish – it is in fact great… and deep down you know it too 😉