We are not going to go down. Gotta be samurai style.
Willem Dafoe is so batshit crazy in this that Nicolas Cage comes off as normal. It's a crazy drug fueled gore infested ride that... doesn't really amount to much as an actual movie. It's like a patchwork of former Paul Schrader works that is barely holding together.
Enjoyed it, some memorable stuff here, but it's just not a good movie.