Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Seeking Justice

It's been a long time since I've seen a Nicholas Cage movie that was worth it. Cage on the billing is usually a sign of sure suckage, yet I appreciate "Wild At Heart" and "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" enough to keep holding out hope that he can do worthy stuff should he pull his head out of his ass.

He does his reputation some small justice in Seeking Justice. It's purely a Cage vehicle with the of the cast are merely along for the ride.

Cage plays a high school English teacher who moonlights as a chess nerd. He's enjoying his quiet life when a brutal rape attack on his wife shatters his tranquility.Upset and shaken to his foundation with grief, he is approached by a stranger who offers to have the attacker properly dealt with in exchange for a favor or two down the road to help the secretive 'organisation', who's sole mission is to see to it that a certain class of evil-doers receive adequate justice.

Thus begins a thriller tale of twists and turns, leading our protagonist onto a path where he does not want to go, uncovering the nasty backside of The Organisation, finding himself on the hit list.

It's not the best movie of it's type, but it's the best I've seen in a while. Seeing Nicholas Cage turn in an adequate performance for a change is a plus.


Brian said...

Does January Jones play a woman with a creepily flat affect? (I've only seen her in Mad Men and last year's X-Men movie, but I felt like I was watching the same character in both. Apart from the super powers.)

Gino said...

i didnt see either of those, but yeah... she's flat.
her babe-ishness is quite overlookable. and she played a professional musician in this role. most music people i know are rather expressive personalities.