“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” is Nicolas Cage’s 105th film and his 21st in nearly five years. It is the highest rated film of his acting career, with a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes so far.
This film is also the second time Nicolas Cage interprets his real-life self in his works after the 2005 film “The Weather Man”.
In addition, this film is also the third time he has played two roles in a movie. The first two were the 1997 movie “FACE/OFF” and the 2002 “Adaptation.”.
“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” reminds me of the 2017 comedy film “The Disaster Artist”, the film turns a seemingly formalized comedy story with real-life events in the real world, and successfully turns corruption into magic.
The movie turned the script from stone to diamond because Nicolas Cage played Nicolas Cage, it made the audience see the ultimate self-deprecating humor, because people all over the world knew that Nicolas Cage took a bunch of bad movies in order to pay off his debts.
Interestingly, Nicolas Cage also knows that people all over the world know that he has taken a bunch of bad movies. Under such a big premise, this super crazy self-deprecating movie was born!
“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” aside from the big surprise of Cage as Cage, the comedy story of the crime action in the mainline is also fascinating.
The film is not only interspersed with hilarious bridges, but also arranges many foreshadowing eggs that make people stunned.
The film refers to a number of Cage’s past films, such as “Gone in 60 Seconds”, “FACE/OFF”, “The Rock”, “Con Air”, “The First Lady”, “National Treasure”, “The Rock” Croods”, “Mandy”…etc.
There’s even a scene in the play that has all the classic props from Nicolas Cage’s performances in the past!
“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” isn’t so much a comedy as it’s more of a sincere film that Cage can reveal at its most sincere.
He achieves the highest level of self-mockery through play-in-play. He wants to be a hero in the world, but he doesn’t feel like a clown in the world.
He spread the distorted and morbid values of the past under the sun, faced these dark histories and regrouped, and stood up again after deep reflection.
The tears shed by Cage at the end of the film, I don’t know if it was really a man’s tears, and he cried when he acted.
“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” is definitely the best comedy movie to watch this year, and it’s the ultimate display of dark humor.
Seeing Cage’s sarcastic self-bitch really makes people laugh out loud, and the audience clapped and laughed several times during the movie.
But we laughed and laughed and could not help but feel sour. After all, the foundation of the movie is sentimental, and it was built at the bottom of Cage’s lowest ebb.
The popular movie star who looked at the glorious past, because of his too romantic and unrestrained personality, has put his financial situation into crisis, and has changed from a Hollywood salary brother to a bad movie king.
But whether it is a director or a global movie fan, who is not looking forward to the moment when Cage rebounds from the bottom, the one who re-rushes out of his second heyday?