You Need To Watch The Most Ridiculous Nic Cage Sci-Fi Movie On Amazon Prime ASAP

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Some movies are pure and iconic Nicolas Cage. For a film to be considered a real pure nic cage moviethere should be a resounding “yes” to at least three of the following questions:

  • Are there any weird Nicolas Cage facial expressions?
  • Does it have any memorably weird lines?
  • Are there any outrageously weird visuals?
  • Can we hear any iconic Nic Cage scream?

I can say with confidence that the action/thriller movie, Front/Offcheck all these boxes.

And yes, Front/Off is indeed the film with the infamous Hallelujah choir scene – a scene so strange that no one can forget it. This is one of the first scenes in the movie, and as weird as it is, it definitely sets you up for the rollercoaster ride ahead.

FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) survives an attempted murder by violent criminal Castor Troy (Cage), but Archer’s five-year-old son becomes an unwitting victim of Troy’s hit. Archer spends the next few years trying to avenge his son’s death, determined to capture Troy – dead or alive.

Sean Archer and Castor Troy face off.Paramount Pictures

When Archer’s team finally arrests Troy and his accomplices, Troy taunts Archer by alluding to a bomb he planted somewhere in Los Angeles – just before Troy fell into a coma. The FBI is desperate for the whereabouts of this bomb, but has no leads except for Castor Troy’s brother, Pollux, who is in federal custody and refuses to talk.

Archer’s colleagues come to him with a secret plan to get Pollux Troy talking. They will perform radical new surgery, transplanting Castor’s comatose face onto Archer’s with voice manipulation technology so that Archer looks and sounds exactly like Castor Troy. With the resemblance so perfect (don’t worry about their drastically different body types), Archer can sneak into the federal prison where Pollux is being held, pretend to be Castor, and find out where the bomb is.

Sean Archer agrees to receive Troy Castor’s face via a face transplant.Paramount Pictures

Archer reluctantly agrees to the procedure, on the understanding that he will return to his old face when it’s over. The surgeons perform the operation perfectly (no bruises, no cuts, no swelling), and Archer takes one look at his face…and totally freaks out.

Despite all the hype about there being little to no physical side effects, Archer’s colleagues may have overlooked the massive psychological trauma.

This is where the movie gets funnier. Now we have Nicolas Cage playing John Travolta, struggling to pretend he’s Nicolas Cage.

Archer-as-Troy infiltrates the prison, locates Troy’s brother, and obtains the necessary information on the location of the bomb. So it should be over by now, right?

Nope! Because Troy just woke up from his coma! Apparently, no one thought it would be a good idea to have security guards around in case that happened, so Troy is free to roam around completely unsupervised. The only problem? His face has disappeared.

Castor Troy is a malicious and murderous psychopath, but for an entire minute it’s so easy to feel sorry for him. The angst is just palpable. It’s impossible not to wince when he makes the horrific discovery.

But you don’t feel sorry for long. About a minute later, Troy is on the phone with his gang, asking them to transport everyone involved in the operation and forcing the team to transplant Archer’s face onto his own. Then he murders everyone who knew about the proceedings and destroys all the evidence.

It’s safe to say that Archer’s colleagues dropped several balls while planning this whole operation.

Now Sean Archer is imprisoned in a high security prison with no one on the outside who knows what happened to him. And to make matters worse, there’s a murderous maniac running around happily carrying his face, abusing his governmental position, and having marital relations with his spouse.

And this is where the movie gets even better.

Front/Off presents Nicolas Cage at his peak Nicolas Cage-ness. We’re treated to a wide array of hilarious and iconic Cage expressions, memorable lines (horrifyingly disturbing, but nonetheless memorable – “I can eat a peach for hours”), and plenty of moments of over-the-top Cage screams. . He has plenty of room for extreme behavior as Castor Troy and Sean Archer.

The many faces of Nicolas Cage.Paramount Pictures

And technically, we get a second Nicolas Cage performance in the same movie thanks to John Travolta when he has to move on to the Cage character.

Castor Troy is revealed to wear the face of Sean Archer.Paramount Pictures

I have to say John Travolta almost gives Nic Cage himself a run for his money. Travolta is clearly having a good time with this role. He gives 110% for this performance. He plays Cage playing a total madman. What’s more fun?

It’s clear that the two actors put a lot of effort into playing each other and learning each other’s ways. The result is that this ridiculous movie actually seems oddly believable.

Troy (wearing Sean Archer’s face) taunts Archer (wearing Troy’s face).Paramount Pictures

What’s great Front/Off there is always something to react to. Thrilling action scenes are masterfully executed by director John Woo. You can feel the discomfort of surgery (plus Cage and Travolta’s reactions), the hilarity (mixed with horror) of Cage and Travolta’s over-the-top performances, and the anxiety of Troy-as-Archer interacting with the family. unsuspecting Archer. And despite all that, Front/Off has a consistently suspenseful tone and a sense of urgency that keeps the audience invested.

If you’re a classic Nicolas Cage fan and love action movies with a sci-fi twist, you’ll definitely enjoy Front/Off. You have to suspend some disbelief when it comes to story logic and basic common sense, but it’s easy to overlook – we’re not here for the logic; we’re here for explosions, shootouts, suspense and wildly hilarious performances.

Front/Off is streaming now Amazon Prime.

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