Nicolas Cage is starring in another Nicolas Cage movie
It’s a pretty hoary setup—a weary veteran cop, days from retirement, wades into some serious crap. But what star could better breathe some life into a clichéd plot than Nicolas Cage?
The trailer for 211 suggests cheesy, campy, Cagey fun, with Cage playing a grumpy police officer (“This is the time to retire because everyone’s got a camera, everyone’s got a lawyer”) who stumbles into a heavily-armed bank heist while taking a kid on a ride-along.
Unfortunately, the trailer suggests that there are other actors in the movie and that some scenes may not actually have Nicolas Cage in them. But it also features an incredibly blubbery Cage screaming “What took you so long?” at other cops who presumably didn't offer swift backup, which well makes up for it.