Think of “Trespass” this way: There’s “The Godfather” then way below that is “Green Lantern”. Then there’s 50,000 feet of crap. Underneath that is Michael Bay’s “Transformers”. Dig another 100,000 feet until you hit rock bottom and there you will find “Trespass”, a movie so bad it shouldn’t be allowed to call itself a movie. Put it in another way: Torture is more pleasant than “Trespass”. What baffles me is how a pair of Oscar winners could possibly agree to star in such a film. You’ve got Nicolas Cage, who hasn’t been in a decent movie since like forever. Then there’s Nicole Kidman, fresh out of the excellent “Rabbit Hole”. Put them together in a film directed by Joel Schumacher (make fun of him all you like, but he’s also directed some really good movies), and you get this silly excuse of a thriller. Virtually nothing happens here that you won’t see coming a mile away. Cage and Kidman play husband and wife who are being held captive in their estate by a gang of thugs. They are convinced that the couple is hiding $ 200,000 in diamonds somewhere in their house, and will stop at nothing to get it. As you can see, this is truly a routine, B-grade thriller that offers nothing new to the table. You’d think a pair of good actors could turn this into something more memorable. Not a chance. “Trespass” is a mess; a poorly executed, terribly acted movie. Ultimately, it’s a must for everyone looking for something to laugh at. Do not miss it.
Categories: The Twenty-First Century