The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent might feel like a joke. But it’s surprisingly entertaining, and not in any pretentious way.
I was never a fan of Nicolas Cage, and I probably never would be. However, the movie is weirdly entertaining. It’s kind of smart, funny, and wildly creative. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent doesn’t really try to re-invent Cage. In fact, it starts by making fun of him while presenting him in peak gonzo form. But what makes the movie work is that Cage is matched by Pedro Pascal’s scene-stealing performance.
In fact, the movie strikes a lot of balances that makes it interesting. It deftly balances the absurd plot with a massive amount of heart to create a movie that might stand the test of time, not just for Cage fans, but for folks just looking to have a fun time. It’s like Die Hard if it was made in 2022.
However, it’s not all sunshine. By the time the boring car chase rolled around, I had more or less emotionally checked out. I get cliché, but some of the scenes were just too much even for a cheesy viewer like myself.
Frankly, the movie might be featherweight, but it’s reasonably fun.
Should you watch it?
Acting crazy works. We all know that. But making it bearable for almost 2hours is a massive talent. See what I did there? The movie is a light action comedy that will entertain you on a lazy sunday.
Where can I watch it?
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is now streaming on Crave in Canada.