Nicholas Cage sees something he shouldn’t have seen. What more do you need?
It’s a concept that has been played many times before. A hotel in which the owner spies on guests, either through one way mirrors or a closed caption camera setup, depending on which movie you’re watching. The idea has become such a part of our society’s urban legend mythology, that I’m sure we all give a little thought to it when we check in to hotels. Looking Glass does things just a little differently.
This time, the hero of the movie is not the guest that is being spied on by the creepy hotel operator. No, there is no Anthony Perkins type character here. This time Nicholas Cage, plays the hotel operator, who happens to stumble across a hidden one way mirror looking in to a room. Of course, he allows his curiosity to get the better of him, and he sees something that he shouldn’t have seen, which puts him and his wife in danger.
The official synopsis follows;
LOOKING GLASS is a psycho-sexual thriller following a couple that buys an old motel in the desert looking for a new beginning, but what seemed at first as an escape is soon a thrilling ride through a mysterious world when Ray (CAGE) discovers a two-way mirror and witnesses a horrifying murder. In a twisted game of cat and mouse, Ray must race to save his wife and himself from a gruesome secret connected to the hotel and the strange people who visit there.
No, it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting the typically psychotic Nicholas Cage character which is such a favorite in this movie. And it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing anything all that original either. But hey, if something’s not broke, why fix it? I’m sure the movie will be a fun way to pass the time.
Looking Glass hit’s theaters February 16th.