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Well, it often seems like there are two kinds of Nicolas Cage: the gifted star of "The Rock" and "Leaving Last Vegas" - and the guy who's just cashing paychecks. For "Dying of the Light," it seems he's the latter.
The trailer isn't actually bad. Cage huffs and puffs as a veteran, decorated CIA agent who goes rogue after learning his nemesis, a terrorist named Banir, might still be alive.
Unfortunately, there's not much else to it. Plus, the strange history behind the movie - director Paul Schrader is disavowing it after feuding with producers over the final cut - does not bode well for the final product.
"Dying of the Light" opens Dec. 5.
- Kelly Woo
Director: Roland Emmerich
Running Time: 131 minutes
Extras: Dynamic Duo: Channing Tatum & Jamie Foxx, Men Of Action, Meet The Insiders, Roland Emmerich: Supporting Cast, Gag Reel, Inside Story, The Beast, The Full Arsenal, Presidential Treatment, Crashing The Oval Office, Drowning The Beast, Recreating The White House, VFX Boundaries Down, Lights – Camera – Heart-Pumping Action.
It’s easy to forget that predictability is all about context. While the likes of Avatar looks great, it encourages that disbelieving eye-roll as it fights to be cleverer than it is but when it’s White House Down, you’ve got the best old-school entertainment and is probably, wait, definitely what A Good Day To Die Hard desperately wanted to be.
For every clichéd character, including a tech-geek with a penchant for classical music, Roland Emmerich has created an explosive, »
- Dan Bullock
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