I'm on a real Nic Cage kick at the moment (largely thanks to Kick Ass and Bad Lieutenant Port of Call: New Orleans) which thankfully restored the semi-deity to his rightful position as Hollywood's insane(ly) great actor. Therefore I've been trying to re-watch the classics (Con Air being my first port of call...)and today's treat was the epic Face / Off. Less than 4 minutes into the film and you're treated to the Cage (how he should be properly addressed) 'dutty wining' to Handel's The Messiah. Clip below. Can someone please explain to me WHY he's dressed as a priest and there's a choir singing when they don't appear to be anywhere near a church?
Shit gets a bit boring in the very middle where the newly transformed Shane Archer doesn't need to pretend to be Caster Troy anymore so the Cage is forced to become all gooey and distressed about being in an alien body, but the scenes where he IS Caster Troy make the film so worthwhile. Even John Travolta is bearable: I especially love the joke made at his own expense regarding that chin of his. Yes the film is cheesy to the max, and all that sentimental face stroking which goes on would annoy the hell out of most families, but there's just something about the hugely unrealistic film and Cage's performance which captivates.
One final criticism however, is it just a Hollywood gimmick, or is every Catholic church in the States really full of this many doves?