Epic Chinese Car Ad Is Proof That Nic Cage Still Needs Money

Nic Cage didn't earn his reputation as "America's sweetheart" for no reason. No sir. The man acted in National Treasure, Gone In 60 Seconds, Ghost Rider, and many other high calibre films. But now he takes on his greatest acting challenge: An ad for the BAIC Senova D-Series. And he nails it!

The ad is set on a race track in China. Cage, sans helmet, is on track when a character catches up to him from behind. That's when Cage's Gone In 60 Seconds instincts kick in.

A number of synchronised stunts, random gear shifts, non-matching engine soundtracks, spins, two wheel action, and smiling older women populate the minute and a half masterpiece. So many random things are wrong with the driving action that The Smoking Tire has broken them all down.

It appears Cage is running for his life, but at the end he's welcomed into a friendly family environment where it appears he might be getting dinner? Or perhaps it was a transition to another Chinese ad that he was filming about family time.

We just don't know.

How's the acting? As you expect out of Nic Cage, it's superb. Ebert would give this three thumbs up. The looks, the driving, the action, the weird, twist ending. It has it all!

One thing is clear: Nic Cage sure could use some money. Someone please go buy a Senova D-Series.


    That was horrible. But better than his films as at least he doesn't speak.

    what's up with the hair?

      I know! His hair looks terrible!

        Are you kidding - that is some great VFX right there given what his hair ACTUALLY looks like now. I mean it almost looks....real.


    "Ebert would give this three thumbs up."

    Don't speak ill of the dead =\

    I think he was trying to escape meeting his girlfriend's parents? But my god does he look old now. Which makes me feel old.

    I'm just going to pretend this is a teaser for a Lord Of War sequel...

    Reminds me of the BMW ads with Clive Owen

    this plot is as nonsensical as one third of his movies

    Does nobody understand that Cage is the coolest actor working today? He never makes movies because he wants to win an Oscar or make an insane paypacket; he makes movies that are fun for him to make.

    Go have a look at his catalogue. Think he gives a shit if the movie was good or not? He just got paid to be Nic Cage, doing Nic Cage things at 100 Nic Cage an hour. This guy is amazing. Every single one of you takes him more seriously than he does.

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