Again, it’s clear that a lot of creative lunacy went into the overall premise for Prisoners of the Ghostland (also Sion Sono’s English-language filmmaking debut, based on a scenario by Aaron Hendry and Reza Sixo Safai), which just adds to the film’s uneventfulness and disengagement. Perhaps I shouldn’t have spoiled Nicolas Cage losing half of his possessions in hindsight; it’s one of the rare occasions when something truly happens. His reaction is priceless, and it’ll undoubtedly be included in updated compilations of the renowned star’s meltdown. IMDB
Nonetheless, Nicolas Cage, better known as Hero, appears to be a deliberate contradiction in Prisoners of the Ghostland, which begins with the adored maniac stealing a bank in the aforementioned Samurai Town with his towering and powerful accomplice called Psycho (Nick Cassavettes). The crime does not go as planned, and the scene cuts to Hero being arrested, leaving viewers to fill in a few expected gaps. However, he is set free by the governor (Bill Moseley, who plays Colonel Sanders and chews the scenery) who assigns him the risky duty of traversing the titular Ghostland to retrieve his runaway favorite sex slave (Sofia Boutella’s Bernice, who is curiously unrecognizable).