Nicolas Cage Weekend – Army of One (2016)

armryDirector: Larry Charles

Writer: Rajiv Joseph, Scott Rothman (Screenplay)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Russell Brand, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Denis O’Hare, Rainn Wilson, Will Sasso


Plot: An American civilian sets out on his own to find Osama Bin Laden.


There may be spoilers the rest of the review


Verdict: Laugh Out Loud Comedy


Story: Army of One starts as we meet Gary Faulkner (Cage) who starts hearing the voice of God (Brand) who helps him deal with the bullies in life, he has become famous as a national hero but has plenty of his own issues. When God comes back to visit Gary later in his life he gets told to capture Osama Bin Laden and bring him back alive.

Determined to sail to Pakistan we watch how Gary starts his adventure only to come up very short. His next plan is to handglide into Pakistan and this is where we get to see just how difficult his plan really is.

Army of One is a comedy that shows the story of one man who goes on a mission from God to take down of the most known terrorists. The comedy comes from all of the mad ideas going Gary has to try and make it into Pakistan. We get good use of settings where we see where Gary ends up on his adventure. The effect all come off well without being too used in the film.

Nicolas Cage steals the show in this role where he goes full blown crazy in the role which gets nearly all the laughs. Russell Brand is a great choice as God because he is one of the last choice you would make and gets laughs because he is so opposite to what you would expect working with Cage. Wendi McLendon-Covey is good in the romantic interest in the film while the supporting cast all do a good job throughout.


Overall: Don’t take this film too serious and you will enjoy every moment of it.





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