Nicholas Cage, with his batshit weird Nouveau Shamanistic acting, COMPLETES ME. We're lucky to have him.
So. One of the problems of editing a video mashup of the Blue Oyster scenes from the Police Academy movies/Friedkin's Cruising is that you have to watch the PA films over and over and over to think of ways to cut the footage.
But one of the positives is that you get to watch the Police Academy movies over and over because they're rad.
I didn't realize, going into Captive, that it was a religious movie.
I never actually read the synopsis of these things, so I was surprised to see the movie, starring Kate Mara, open with a bible quote. That usually doesn't bode well for me, and, on it's own merits, Captive lived up to the expectations of a movie targeted at the 'faith n' forgiveness' crowd.
I texted through most of it. The people who snuck in left after 10 minutes.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's best to start off with the good: Eli Roth's much delayed (it was playing at TIFF when I was in Toronto in 2013) homage to the now ever so politically incorrect Cannibal genre is beautifully filmed. Cinematographer Antonio Quercia got the most out of the amazing on location shoot, with deep emerald greens and reds so vivid they'd make Argento jealous. It may be the prettiest cannibal movie ever filmed.
That's where the film ultimately gets derailed for me.…