Nicolas Cage has been on a hot streak lately, appearing in indie thrillers, horror movies and weird stuff in Come in. He won some praise for Color out of space and Willy’s Wonderland. We at the AV Club even found a lot to enjoy in The Croods: A New Age, so if Cage has any anxiety about growing truffles, we’ll be sure to give it a shot. Oddly enough, that’s exactly what he has in store with Pig.
Up there Pig looks like John Wick scam (or as we say in the John Wick scam world, a ” Wick-disabled ”). Cage plays a lone truffle hunter who hangs out in a cabin in the woods with his only companion a pig (see, doesn’t that sound like John Wick). It was when a group of domestic invaders took a nap on his precious truffle pig that he got into the cage. That’s right, and it shows up as you pleasepants restaurant and ask the chef if they have seen a pig. But as shown in the trailer, it’s possible that Mr. Cage was, at one point, a member of the culinary elite. because the chief seems to know him. Whatever their relationship, the leader doesn’t seem happy to see him. This is probably because every time someone walks into their restaurant looking for a pig, the chef has the unfortunate task of informing them that the only pigs in their restaurant have already died.
Plots aside, it’s always fun to watch Cage dive into a weird little movie that lets him scream, huff, and huff. This one comes from beginning filmmaker Michael Sarnoski. If he can argue with Cage, he might pull a truffle out of the ground. But, at the very least, we’ll probably have some cute moments of Nicolas Cage playing with a big pig, like a First cow but with a pig. It is worth more than the entire price of admission.