A few tweaks here and there, and these guys could be a force to be reckoned with.
Army of One
Gary Faulkner, an unemployed handyman, and modern day Don Quixote receives a vision from God telling him to capture Osama bin Laden.
Armed with only a sword purchased from a home-shopping network, Gary travels to Pakistan to complete his mission.
While on his quest, Gary encounters old friends back home in Colorado, new friends he makes in Pakistan, the enemies he makes at the CIA — and even God and Bin Laden themselves………
Say whatever you want about Nicolas Cage, but he when he can be bothered, he is one of the most awe-inspiring actors Hollywood has seen in a very long time. Unfortunately for his housekeeping, he has starred in more than his fair share of terrible films.
So it’s such a relief that Cage is back to his maniacal best, and he hasn’t been this good since Port Of Call New Orleans.
His characters traits and the way he explains situations and theories is what really endears you to Faulkner’s quest. Yes, we all know that he may have delusions of grandeur, and maybe the dialysis, or lack of is causing him to hallucinate, but you cannot help but hope that he completes his quest.
Depending on whether you like Brand or not, him playing God needs to be taken with a huge pinch of salt, because it’s nothing more than Brand in a white sheet.
Yes, he can be pretty terrorising toward Gary, but they missed a trick not picking someone like Michael Shannon for that role, it would have added so much more edge to the narrative.
There are times when it’s frustrating, times when it’s laugh out loud funny, but no matter what the narrative gives you, one cannot deny the fact that Cage has really put some effort and research into his role, and it’s wonderful to see him not coasting.
Keep it up Nic…