Pig (2021) Review

Directed By: Michael Sarnoski

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff

Synopsis: A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portlandin search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.

Review: Nicolas Cage returns to our screens. Cage’s last release ‘Willy’s Wonderland’ was pure Cage carnage caffeinated? [Is that a word] up and the Cage-Gage was amped up to maximum!

Pig has Cage taking a step back from the Cage Rage he is known for and takes on the role of Chef Robin Feld, a former Chef with the pull and reputation of the likes of John Wick, but he’s just a chef, a legendary chef, who never forgets a meal he cooked for a customer. Feld only has one special set of skills and that is in the kitchen, he most definitely cooks better than kung-fu chef, Casey Ryback [Under Siege] but his fighting skills are never put to the test, Pig is not about that.

When Robins beloved truffle pig gets taken from him, he leaves the wilderness where he lives his recluse life and heads into the big city he left behind in hopes of recovering his pig. The results are much less ‘Taken’ and more of a character study which brings out the best in Cage and lets the audience see he is a great actor.

The plot of Pig is ridiculous and some viewers will at first, feel confused as to what they watched but then begin to realise that only Cage could pull off a role of this calibre and make it something heartfelt and convincing. Pig showcases Cage’s acting range, it is Cage’s best performance since Joe.

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