As you may have noticed, I’m not a huge fan of action flicks. I mean, I have nothing against those but if they are only going to show some massive set-pieces with some huge explosions, gun fighting, car chasing, I get pretty bored rather quickly. However, some of them tries to go a little further and I can definitely appreciate those. This movie is one fine example. I mean, it is far from being one of the best in this genre but it sure went an extra mile on several levels. First of all, the cast was just awesome (Nicolas Cage, John Cusack , John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Dave Chappelle, Colm Meaney, Danny Trejo, Monica Potter). I mean, if you cast John Malkovich in an action flick as the bad guy, you get a few extra points right of the gate. Also, back in those days, Nicolas Cage was just starting in the action business, he was not yet a total joke, and I sure could appreciate his over-the-top performance (just check the hairdo, that’s definitely something!). Of course, the plot and the action scenes were completely preposterous but damned, that was actually quite fun to behold. To conclude, it is actually a pretty decent action flick and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.