Have you ever wanted to watch Nicolas Cage, complete with bad haircut and way over-the-top acting, go completely insane in a movie directed by the equally unbalanced Werner Herzog? Well, here’s your chance. The flick is called Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. It opened in August in Toronto to decidedly mixed reviews and has been the subject of much web-chatter due to the giant WTF trailer that hit the shores of internetville back in May.
This time Cage, Herzog, Eva Mendes and Xzibit are all back with another trailer. And it adds the subtle concepts of singing iguanas, dancing souls and Val Kilmer’s ever-changing chubbiness to the first trailer’s absurd “lucky crackpipe” line. As far as I can tell from a distance, this movie and everyone involved in it is completely batshit crazy. Does that make me want to see it even more? Absolutely. From what I’ve heard from the boots on the ground in Toronto, this movie brings the weird, but also ultimately entertains. And that’s something I will stand for time and time again.
I await the thoughts of the masses. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans opens in limited release on November 20th. Check out the trailer via the embed below, or in HD over at Yahoo Movies.
The main character is Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to prescription pain medication. McDonagh struggles with addictions and finds himself involved with drug dealer Big Fate, who is suspected of murdering a family of African immigrants.