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March 17, 2013 8:40 PM   Subscribe

The Legend of Cage: Beneath the Mask is a texture pack modification for Majora's Mask based primarily on the face of actor Nicolas Cage. Via.
posted by codacorolla (29 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
What I don't understand is why didn't Nintendo just do this in the first place?
posted by aubilenon at 8:50 PM on March 17, 2013 [10 favorites]


Those bees are well done.
posted by squinty at 9:43 PM on March 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Cage was a highly respected actor, not so long ago. But in the last few years he has given a lot of weird performances in a lot of bad movies, and lately he seems to have made the transition to complete laughing stock. I wonder if he can come back from it, or if he's prematurely entered the Walken/Shatner stage of his career, and it's all campy self-parodies from here.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 9:48 PM on March 17, 2013


They didn't just change Majora Mask's face, but just about every face in the game. Epona! Great Fairies! Tingle actually looks better although that's not hard.

Haven't gotten to THE MOON yet, I presume it'll be suitably hilarious.
posted by JHarris at 9:49 PM on March 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yep, wasn't disappointed.
posted by JHarris at 9:51 PM on March 17, 2013


omg the deku stick
posted by victory_laser at 9:53 PM on March 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Those bees are well done.
posted by squinty at 12:43 AM on March 18


Not the bees!
posted by dhens at 10:09 PM on March 17, 2013 [4 favorites]


Remember: because of our NEOLITHIC COPYRIGHT LAWS, this WORK OF BEAUTY can NEVER BE LEGAL.
posted by JHarris at 10:13 PM on March 17, 2013 [5 favorites]


There is a healthy amount of video game Metafilter Sunday. I approve.
posted by chainlinkspiral at 10:14 PM on March 17, 2013


chainlinkspiral: "There is a healthy amount of video game Metafilter Sunday. I approve."

I was thinking the same thing. This is a great start to my week (it's Monday already in Australia. The weather's fine, you'll like it)!
posted by barnacles at 10:29 PM on March 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


Cage was a highly respected actor, not so long ago. But in the last few years he has given a lot of weird performances in a lot of bad movies, and lately he seems to have made the transition to complete laughing stock. I wonder if he can come back from it, or if he's prematurely entered the Walken/Shatner stage of his career, and it's all campy self-parodies from here.

I personally and unironically regard him as one of the greatest actors of all time, and his bizarre performances in bad movies contribute to that for me. Nic Cage never bores me, and I don't think there's any way to claim, given some of his other performances, that he's fucking up or not doing as he intends. I think he likes to do these movies in which he can basically go totally nuts and act in ways that it's not possible for him to in "serious" or "good" movies. I think of it like Matisse moving into primitivism in a way or some kind of abstract expressionist acting.
posted by cmoj at 10:36 PM on March 17, 2013 [7 favorites]


I wonder if he can come back from it, or if he's prematurely entered the Walken/Shatner stage of his career, and it's all campy self-parodies from here.

IMO he peaked with Vampire's Kiss (Adaptation was good, too).
posted by mediated self at 10:44 PM on March 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


SOMEBODY JUST ANSWERED ALL THE PRAYERS I NEVER KNEW I HAD.
posted by idealist at 11:55 PM on March 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


I am with cmoj on this.
Speaking of over the top Nicolas Cage performances, here are a whole bunch more from a previous post.
posted by dougzilla at 12:05 AM on March 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


For a minute there I had this horrible vision that the whole world would be the texture of Nicolas Cage's Face. Everything sort of rubbery and fleshy, variously oily and hairy and the center just screaming and screaming.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:08 AM on March 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


Nick Cage is/was/will be a terrific thespian. I just think he's in dire financial straits and needs a filmmaker to seize upon his talents both large and small. Vampire's Kiss/Moonstruck/Wild At Heart Cage is the one I like best, fyi. With Raising Arizona Cage being the evolved ultimate form.
posted by chainlinkspiral at 12:19 AM on March 18, 2013


Nick Cage is/was/will be a terrific thespian. I just think he's in dire financial straits and needs a filmmaker to seize upon his talents both large and small.

Surely you mean Brendan Fraser.
posted by dunkadunc at 12:22 AM on March 18, 2013


Oh, and for the video game synergy. I can see Nick Cage killing it in a video game about a low rent suburban security team set in the near future. The over the hill, unhinged manic street preacher warrior roaming with other underpaid lackeys with guns across the back alleys and sideways of the sequestered middle class enclaves with a shoot first, ask questions later brand of street justice. Both icky and glorious. Action comedy existential horror FPS.
posted by chainlinkspiral at 12:24 AM on March 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Gods & Monsters Brendan Frasier needs to sit down and have a talk with Mysterious Island Brendan Frasier. Granted, Money talks and bullsquat squawks.
posted by chainlinkspiral at 12:30 AM on March 18, 2013


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
posted by Gordafarin at 2:00 AM on March 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well, that was... thorough.
posted by graventy at 2:24 AM on March 18, 2013


I was expecting a Legend of Kage mask for MM before I finished reading the sentence. All my hopes and expectations dashed (apart from Tingle looking better).
posted by ersatz at 4:34 AM on March 18, 2013


Nicolas Cage is the modern-day, Hollywood Klaus Kinski.

Also, his "bad" performances are actually awesome performances. You try turning the remake of The Wicker Man into a memorable movie. He certainly did.
posted by Sticherbeast at 5:08 AM on March 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nicolas Cage: the epic bacon zombie pirate for the win of actors.
posted by Legomancer at 5:12 AM on March 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Can you imagine just doin' your thing, you get some acclaim early on in your career, then something happens whereby you have to do some movies you'd rather not do but money, and then suddenly a sub-group of the population is fascinated with you to the extent they make a fifteen-minute repurposing of a videogame with your face all over it?

I dunno, I just imagine Cage one day getting a little too stoned one day and lying on his bed and starting to scream/laugh scream/laugh because it is just too fucking weird and he starts to talk to the walls and stuff.
posted by angrycat at 5:52 AM on March 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


I like to think that's what he does anyway.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 7:22 AM on March 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


I think he likes to do these movies in which he can basically go totally nuts and act in ways that it's not possible for him to in "serious" or "good" movies. I think of it like Matisse moving into primitivism in a way or some kind of abstract expressionist acting.

His term for it is "nouveau shamanic".
posted by vogon_poet at 7:53 AM on March 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans couldn't have been made with any other actor, and for that reason I will always hold Nicolas Cage in very high esteem.
posted by invitapriore at 9:33 AM on March 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Outlaw Vern calls his style 'mega acting' and I love it.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 6:27 PM on March 22, 2013


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