Nic Cage is a chainsaw-wielding man on a mission in the trailer for Mandy.
There’s always a flutter of excitement when a new Nic Cage film is released because, let’s face it, he can do no wrong.
From Face/Off to Moonstruck, he’s brought us a plethora of wonderful films that have stood the test of time, and even during his straight-to-video action phase was still churning out iconic meme-worthy performances that made everything he touched into a cult classic.
However, the attention the trailer for his latest blood-soaked revenge romp Mandy has received is bonkers, even by his standards. And for all its mind-bending surreal imagery, it actually looks kind of good.
From what I can decipher, Mandy centres around a couple (Cage and Andrea Riseborough) whose blissful 1980’s cabin life is thrown into turmoil when an evil cult leader takes a shine to Riseborough’s character, Mandy, and sends his demonic biker gang to kidnap her.
Nic is understandably upset by this so sets off on a bloody revenge rampage, but not before smelting himself a massive revenge axe so he can effectively unleash his Cage Rage on the ‘crazy evil’ that stole his girl.
Didn’t I tell you it sounded good? There’s also a chainsaw duel and a tiger wandering around, so as far as I’m concerned this ticks every box. But if you’re still not sold on it, check out the surprisingly positive reviews from its stint at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as well as the 97 per cent Fresh rating it’s currently sporting on Rotten Tomatoes.
Mandy will be in cinemas from October 12.