“Cage was the most interesting actor in American movies,” a Postie writes today. Then begin the action movie. “And so it has been, with few detours from the action star/blockbuster track upon which Cage has trod with particularly graceless aplomb, and virtually no humor at all, except on top of his head, where his hair is continual source of mirth and mystery, because you never know what it’s going to do, where it’s going to go or to whom it once belonged.”
The writer calls for a quick return to Nic Cage decision-making of old. The reviews for Knowing are mostly negative, and Ebert gives it four stars because he likes big-dumb movies and the science, which as you would expect is fine by me. But it’s interesting how many of Friday’s reviews do mini-examinations of Cage’s career. Has Knowing become the tipping point for his quiet bad-awesome run? The movie is likely to win the box office this weekend. Thanks to Melissa for the Post link.