The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
Writer: William M. Finkelstein
Director: Werner Herzog
Starring: The Nic Cage
an addict of a police lieutenant bumbles his way through covering his desperate addict behavior. this gets him into some trouble in the underworld. sort of.
This movie annoyed the shit out of me. The first movie was powerful for all the reasons that this one isn't. The Nic's Lieutenant is just a lucky motherfucker. He's bad, but he's not BAD. There's one scene where he fucks a girl as payment for escaping a trumped-up drug charge. It's pretty cool that he makes the boyfriend watch, but it's also no big deal. He has a family. He works to make their lives better. That's not bad. He dabbles in police corruption, but in general he's just a shitty cop who keeps getting promoted. Is it "bad" that he double-crosses the drug dealer he convinced to employ him? No.
I don't care if the end of the movie was his version of heaven or hell; or if it was some coma dream; or any other interpretation. I do care about the whole reptile's eye view thing but not in a good way. The movie wouldn't have earned him standing, nude in full frontal, and crying at the top of his lungs. But such a shot would have earned a laugh that might have made the time feel less wasted.
christ on a taco, werner. seriously? harvey keitel was a bad lieutenant. nic cage was a pussy addict getting himself into situations because of his addiction. he was not the keitel badass. he was a pussy. we joked on the couch while watching this that it should have been called the bumbling addict lieutenant, or the fucked up on drugs lieutenant, because he certainly was not the corrupt, ass kicking, guns a blazing, horrible, bad lieutenant from the first one.we kept shouting keitel would have shot those guys!!!! he's walking away? what?!
don't watch this. it's kinda dumb and bad. but not the right kind of bad.