Director: Tom Gormican
What a movie I just watched. If this movie isn’t good, I don’t know what it is. Though I must say, this is the kind of movie you see in the morning and probably forget about it the next day if you don’t pay proper attention.
The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent is about a movie superstar Nicolas Cage struggling financially and to please his 16-year-old daughter Lily Mo Sheen. He is forced to accept an offer from a superfan Javi Gutierrez (Pedro Pascal), that will make him 1 million dollars in just a few days. Nick is caught in the middle of the whole thing as the CIA thinks Javi gets his millions from selling weapons, and he is expected to get further information about the ever-happy Javi.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive talent is a movie that shows how good an actor Nicholas Cage was. Nicholas cage plays a fictional character of him in the movie. Nick is a movie legend, as seen in the opening scene when a teenage girl and a boy (Fernando) were watching Con Air, one of Nick’s action movies released in 1997.
Nick’s remarkable career is going down the drain, and he needs to revive it by playing the starring role in a movie, but he is deprived of the role that is supposed to save his career. He is then offered money to attend the birthday party of a super-rich fan which he accepts.
As stated earlier, Nick is caught in the middle of some unfortunate event. CIA agents Vivian (Tiffany Haddish) and Martin (Ike Barinholtz) force him to get information about Javi’s illegal business. Will Javi find out, Nick? How will he pull off this job?
This movie is very entertaining and has Nicolas playing himself with excellent references to some of his movies like “Face/Off”, and “Croods“. I honestly have no complaints about the actors and actresses. Nic Cage plays a perfect role in this movie. Pedro Pascal plays an excellent supporting role too. He shares great chemistry with Nick. Their relationship in this movie made this movie what it is. Tiffany Haddish’s role in the movie is also significant. All actors and actresses played their roles insanely well; they added pleasant emotion to their actions. This movie one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a while. The songs and sounds used in the background were okay, and the editing was not bad either.
Though I praise this movie much, I also have a few negatives. Firstly, this is not an autobiographical film, so I don’t understand why Nick had so much more screen time than other great supporting actors. I feel that other actors and actresses deserve a little more screen time. Lastly, the action scenes are not as good as I expected from a Nick Cage movie. In simple terms, the action scene lacks charm, unlike the scenes from “Face/Off” and “Con Air.”
I would recommend this movie to anyone above the age of 14 because of the foul language, the drugs used, and some violence.
Feel free to tell me how you feel about the movie in the comment section.