As Nicolas Cage grows ever closer, in terms of subtlety, to his Fu Manchu from Grindhouse, you begin to wonder if this bug-eyed actor isn’t perfect for a poorer man’s The Da Vinci Code. For this go-around, he’s even cribbed Tom Hanks’s receding hairline. As with the 2004 original, plot and reason are quickly jettisoned for an insulting, noisome adventure, this time involving Mount Rushmore, a presidential tome and hidden Native American gold (aren’t we done stealing from these people?). Amazingly, Helen Mirren shows up as Cage’s mom.
Friday December 21 2007
Cast and crew