October 10th, 2009 2 Comments
Like all films that take place in New Orleans, or use the city as its backdrop, this film hit and miss when portraying the city. However, it hits where it needs to when being true to the city I found.
Nothing overblown. No cher. Not a city over-run by cajuns who know everyone’s cousin.
Getting from point A to point B:
The geography was correct accept for a few liberties that fit well with the story.
The buildings, the details, the locations in central city were all spot on and honest.
I am not sure how they got the go ahead from the NOPD to film a story that showed what could be viewed as a very pour portrayal of the police force. However, the story was very interesting from beginning to end.
It was about a 2 hour movie and felt like it was 150 minutes. They needd to edit and cut some of the 3rd 4th of the film. Starts strong and has some great moments but drags at moments.
Go see the film if you like to see the city on the big screen and Nicholas Cage nails the character and gives it real flare. He has a knack for the drugged, drunk and loony. Fun to watch. You could call the film Raising Las Vegas for the loony, cracked out combo he had from beginning to end.
Why the lizard and gator 1st person camera angles Mr. Herzog? Just curious.
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