People make fun of Nicolas Cage for his hilariously over-the-top performances in movies that weren’t meant to be humorous. This has made some people believe he’s a terrible actor, but those people are wrong and they should never share their thoughts again.
Cage is one of the greatest living actors. I mean, have you ever been bored while watching a film starring the 52-year-old actor? The answer is no. I’m answering for you because “yes” isn’t an option. Movies are meant to entertain and Cage is the king of entertainment.
And this KOE has finally found the perfect role. Army of One is based on a 2010 GQ story by Chris Heath about the life of Gary Faulkner, a construction worker in Colorado who believed God was ordering him to kill Osama Bin Laden.
It’s a true story, and Faulkner is a real person. A person who has done just about every single thing one might possibly want to do in life.
“I’m a little of everything. I’ve done crack, I’ve done crank, I’ve done coke, I’ve done pot, I’ve done everything in the world out there. You know, I’ve been to prison, I’ve been shipwrecked, blown up, shot, stabbed. My story does not just start here; it started when I was 5 years old, the first time I tried to hot-wire a car.”
Cage probably got rock hard when he read that quote. Faulkner is the person Cage wishes he could be, which is why this role is perfect for the actor. He’s basically playing himself in another universe.
It’s important to note here that this movie is a comedy, so Cage’s character was designed to be a bit extreme. This isn’t another case of Cage overplaying his part.
Russell Brand, Rainn Wilson and Wendi McLendon-Covey co-star in the movie. It’s scheduled for a digital release on November 4.
Check out the official synopsis and trailer below…
“Gary Faulkner (Cage) is an ex-con, unemployed handyman, and modern day Don Quixote who receives a vision from God (Brand) telling him to capture Osama Bin Laden. Armed with only a single 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, the new friends he makes in Pakistan, the enemies he makes at the CIA – and even God and Osama themselves. Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rainn Wilson, and Paul Scheer also star in this hilarious tale of patriotism and one man’s quest for justice.”