I just wrote a nice post on how Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans is an obvious rip off of Abel Ferrara’s 1992 cult drama Bad Lieutenant. Conveniently a poster for the film has just been released for Werner Herzog‘s remake, I mean “reimagining”of the crime drama. As you can see Nicolas Cage has attached his once credible name to another piece of questionable material.
The following photo highlights the biggest reason I will not see this film in theaters…
I don’t like the pairing of Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes. Who told them they had good onscreen chemistry? I didn’t like their pairing in Ghost Rider, and I don’t like it here. This one sheet gives me too much Mendes, and I can only take her in small doses.
I love how the poster shows stamps from multiple film festivals as a blatant attempt to give the movie credibility. I just can’t do it. After watching the trailer, Port of Call New Orleans looks like a parody of every bad cop movie ever made. Just look at the poster! Everyone on it is trying a little too hard to be bad ass. What exactly is Cage’s character looking at?
Image courtesy of ComingSoon.
What do you think of the first poster for Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans?