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
Nicolas Cage Justin Bartha Diane Krüger Jon Voight Helen Mirren Ed Harris Harvey Keitel Bruce Greenwood Brent Briscoe