Fresh off of staring in the best movie of the year (“Pig”), Nicolas Cage plays lead in what he says is the wildest movie he’s ever made.
“Prisoners of the Ghostland” has promise. It’s going hard for cult classic status. It’s from the studio that brought us “Mandy,” Kpolly’s and my favorite movie of 2018. Its theme and setting are a cross between “Kill Bill,” “Metropolis,” “Mad Max” and “Big Trouble in Little China.” And it has Nicholas Cage.
The story is set in “Samurai Town.” A beautiful set that is a mixture of director Sion Sono’s Japan, and the wild west. A cowboy draped in white pulls Nicholas Cage out of prison to find his granddaughter and bring her back. To ensure that he won’t run, the cowboy makes him wear a suit strapped with explosives in particular areas that will go off under certain circumstances. From there it is full of imaginative set designs, post-apocalyptic costumes and action sequences.
But does it achieve cult classic status? That’s the discussion.
Plus, Kpolly and I ended up watching the same Hulu show and loving it.
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