Saturday, September 04, 2010

Screen Gem Saturdays: Nicolas Cage at Disneyland

Although Nicolas Cage and Disney may not seem to go together, Cage has had a fairly good track record working for the company: The "National Treasure" series (with rumors of another installment soon to be in development), "G Force," and the recently released "Sorcerer's Apprentice" (2010) based on the segment of the same name from "Fantasia." Cage is also a fan of Disneyland, so it was only natural that he would show up at the park’s 40th Anniversary Haunted Mansion event in 2009. He also made an appearance at the 2009 D23 Expo to promote his "Sorcerer's" movie.

Dad watches proudly as son sucks face.

Cage has also expressed interest in Disney doing a "National Treasure" attraction at the park. Personally, I think the attraction could be more exciting than the movies. Although the premise of each movie has sounded fantastic, the actual product turned out to be a very convoluted and not too exciting mess. A real shame, as I think with different writers and producers, it could have been a fantastic franchise. Not sure if it's Jerry Bruckheimer's fault, but that's where I'd put my money. His "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise suffers from the same "looks like we're making it up as we go" syndrome.

Either way, I have been an admirer of Cage's earlier work, especially "Wild At Heart," "Moonstruck," and "Peggy Sue Got Married" (one of my favorite Kathleen Turner movies).

An early photo of a very buff Cage from the 1986 movie, “The Boy In Blue.”

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Connie Moreno said...

I'm gonna disagree with you on the National Treasure movies - I loved them! How exciting to see him at Disneyland. I think if I ever got famous, it would be a total bummer not to be able to enjoy the Park like I do now, LOL.

William Bezek said...

Kathleen Turner did not say very nice things about Cage in her memoirs when they did Peggy Sue together.

Daveland said...

Turner was somewhat snarky about other costars as well; on Cage though, I believe she made a public apology because he denied some of the more outrageous things that she claimed.

TokyoMagic! said...

Wow, a National Treasure attraction is a great idea. Do you know if Disney has actually considered it, or is it just something that Cage has expressed an interest in? I say, make it an E-Ticket and put it in DCA. I wonder if they could fit an E-Ticket attraction into the Millionaire building...or maybe that building and the Muppet Theater combined?