Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Film Hick: Prisoners Of The Ghostland


Prisoners Of The Ghostland

When you let Nicholas Cage loose and he in scene-chewing mode you need something solid for him to connect with. If Cage swings and hits against nothing substantial then the whole act feels just as paper-thin.

This seems like something crafted from notes Alex Cox may have thrown in the trash. Some half-baked riff on Mad max that reaches and never touches the heights it wants to. It seems like a series of good ideas that are not well executed. It is not annoying enough that you switch off, but if you are doing anything else it fades into the background.

Cage is going through something of a renaissance at the moment, but this is out of step with that. It is lightweight, and not in a good way. Blow off a bollock, do we need to see it? Do we need to see this? Only if you’re a completist.

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