FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE REVIEW: Last night I watched the movie “Rage” which stars Nicolas Cage (National Treasure, Moonstruck), Rachel Nichols (Star Trek [2009], Continuum), Max Ryan (Death Race, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Michael McGrady (The Thin Red Line, Keith), Peter Stormare (Fargo [1996], The Big Lebowski), Pasha D. Lychnikoff (Cloverfield, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Aubrey Peeples (Sharknado, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr.), Max Fowler (The Expelled, The Killing), Jack Falahee (Sunburn, Slider), Michael Papajohn (Spider-Man, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, Be Kind Rewind). The movie is about a business man named Paul Maguire (Cage) who has a dark past of killing a man and doing other bad things with his two friends. They got out of that life soon after when Paul’s wife gets cancer and soon dies. He is then left with his daughter, Caitlin (Peeples), for a long time until he marries a younger woman named Vanessa (Nichols). Everything is going as it usually does. Paul and Vanessa are going to a dinner with other businessmen and they leave Caitlin home with her friends Evan (Falahee) and Mike (Fowler) Near the end of dinner though, detective Peter John (Glover) comes by to tell Paul the bad news that his daughter has been taken at his house. Paul, now feeling “rage,” decides to take matters into his own hands and, instead of waiting for the police, gets his friends together to find out who has done this and get revenge. I wanted to watch this movie for a while, not just because of the interesting trailer, but because I haven’t seen a new movie with Nicholas Cage in a long time (I mean, it’s Nicholas Cage!!). After watching this movie, I was very let down. The story was very dull and boring. Basically it was all dialogue which, unlike a great movie like “Unbreakable,” made this movie hard to stay awake through. The only scenes that brought something interesting were when Cage went into full rage and did violent acts. The action scenes were great and the acting was good which were basically the only pros. The movie just felt like it was meant to let people down. There were scenes that were uncalled for and made no sense whatsoever. It turned out to be one of those movies where they open it by showing some of the ending and then cutting to a week later or so. I held on to see how the ending turned out and it was bad. I thought after watching “The Mist” that no other movie could ever come close to how bad that ending was, but this one came dangerously close. The ending made me laugh at how the whole movie was just all for nothing. I wouldn’t recommend anyone to see this movie unless you want to skip to the parts where Nicholas Cage gets angry and you can see his funny serious faces. FINAL SCORE: 46%= Burnt Popcorn

Here is the trailer:


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