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Dumbass Trailer Editors Just Horse Tranquilized Nic Cage

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | October 9, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | October 9, 2009 |

You wanna see something messed up? A couple of months ago, we ran an early not-really-meant for mass audiences trailer for Warner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, starring Nic Cage. And whatever you want to say about remaking that film, the trailer looks balls-out, hair-rising, giggle-yourself-to-oblivion awesome. In it, Nic Cage is at his best bat-shit self, and it's most definitely a movie that looked worth watching, if only for the soul-blazing insanity of Cage. Here's a refresher, if you're interested:

Well, today, the trailer that audiences are meant to see has been released. I'm going to choose to believe -- particularly in light of positive film festival coverage -- that the first trailer is more indicative of what we can expect. Cause this one: It's a goddamn mainstream travesty -- the trailer editors seem to have made a painstaking effort to make the movie look more like a more contemporary Nic Cage movie. Very little of the crazy seeps through; it's dulled down and rounded at the edges. This movie I'm not all that interested in. The one above, however, I can't wait for. And the people who see this trailer and go in expecting the Nic Cage from the last five years, I think, are going to be in for a unsettling surprise.

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