I know it’s kind of in vogue to pile on about crazy Nicolas Cage and what’s happened to his career. But let’s not blow this out of proportion. Sure he looks goofy in films like “Bangkok Dangerous” and “Ghost Rider” and yeah some of his work looks like spoofs of actual films rather than real films themselves. But let’s give wacky Nic some credit. He’s ALWAYS made seemingly bonkers career decisions (hmm…how shall I follow up “Leaving Las Vegas”? How about “Con Air”?!?) and much of his daring choices holds up.
And that brings us to “Knowing,” a film that’s a hell of a lot better than you might guess. I don’t mean that to sound like damning praise. It’s a throughly scary thriller. It kind of collapses in the end but the ride is well worth it. We talked to Cage at the “Knowing” junket recently and much of the chat revolved around his interest and belief in the paranormal. Here’s a taste.