Id’ rather shoot myself in the foot than watch a Nicolas Cage movie these days. I know that. You guys know that by now. And yet, judging from the synopsis, you would expect a decent tribute to the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would end WWII. But the movie, directed by Mario Van Peebles and starring Nicolas Cage, is laughably bad from start to finish. From the cheesy CGI to the awkward dialogue, this movie needs to be buried at the bottom of the ocean. For Cage, this is yet another paycheck movie (duh!). For Thomas Jane, it’s an attempt to make the public remember him. For the audience, it should be pure torture. If you see “USS Indianapolis” playing at your local multiplex, I say run while you still can. It’s that awful.
★★★ Very good