Nicolas Cage is on an insanely weird streak of movies with MANDY, COLOR OUT OF SPACE, and the latest PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND And I absolutely love it. I feel like he’s in a position where he can just do whatever he wants and it works. Who else has that kind of acting force? I’m not even kidding at all when I say Nicolas Cage is one of the most legendary performers of our time.
The film takes place in Japan but is an English language film. A first for Sion Sono. The premise is simple, Nicolas Cage is a criminal who was recruited to find and return The Governor’s adopted granddaughter. Simple enough, right? WRONG. The twist is the Nicolas Cage is forced to wear a suit rigged with explosives that will self destruct in 3 days (5 really, but watch the damn movie). What follows is absolutely insane and I won’t say much more, as I think you should go into this as unknowingly as you can.
This is definitely one of the most original films I’ve seen in a while, and from what I’ve heard is one of Sion Sono’s tamer films which makes me think of how weird and unhinged his other films are. If you’re a Nicolas Cage fan or a fan of just weird-ass movies, this is a must-watch.