After all, it is within the title. Yes, earlier than Nicolas Cage agreed to play Joe Exotic, he performed one other Joe altogether: particularly, the title character in David Gordon Green’s neglected 2013 crime drama, Joe. Centered round a tormented foreman who takes 15-year-old Gary Jones (Tye Sheridan) underneath his wing and protects him from his abusive father, Joe was a nuanced, compelling return to the understated performances that Cage as soon as left behind.
Joe Ransom is a grounded, introspective character, permitting Cage to turn out to be a properly honed character who showcases his advantageous dramatic vary. Even when crime components into the story, Cage’s signature rage is intriguingly intuitive, extra internalized than bombastic. This intense drama reveals how Cage, even when he is in search of vengeance, can enable himself to be extra refined and reflective, which could not essentially issue into his Exotic efficiency, but it surely demonstrates the quieter indignation that this present will hopefully discover.