Nicolas Cage sure does produce some crap, but we just can’t stop ourselves from watching it.
Nicolas Cage is arguably one of the most beloved actors of this generation. With his trademark batshit craziness, we have all at some point been entertained by a man who in 2010 reported that he will only eat meat from animals that have sex with dignity (check it out if you don’t believe me).
Throughout his career, Nicolas Cage has received critical acclaim for his performances in films such as Lord of War and Kick-Ass, but there are also some god-awful movies in which he’s starred that still draw you in like a moth to a Nicolas Cage. So, in no particular order (because why the hell would you try to apply order to a man like Nicolas Cage?), here are ten bad Nicolas Cage movies that you can’t help but re-watch again and again.
The Wicker Man (2006)
Let’s get this out of the way first, shall we? The Wicker Man is one of those films that almost everyone agrees should never have been made. Dealing with the more complex issues in life, like ritualistic human sacrifice in an attempt to acquire honey, The Wicker Man is dreadful from start to finish, with next to no redeeming features, as it manages to take a 1973 cult classic and do things to it whist it sleeps. So why on earth would you go through the experience of watching it again if it is that bad?
Simple: Neil LaBute’s Wicker Man remake is unbelievably hilarious in the most unintentional way possible. Cage manages to transform what should be a heart-wrenching scene about the discovery of the burnt doll of his daughter, Rowen, into a side-splitting display of Cage’s unique acting style (“How’d it get burnt?!”). Cage is unbelievably unintentionally humorous throughout, mugging a pagan woman for a bear costume, only to go all Street Fighter on a couple of others.
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