In other words, it's hard to define Cage's acting as being woefully bad or masterfully brilliant.
Unfortunately this isn't sufficient enough to assess "Arsenal" as an excellent film.
There's a lot of kicking around, but the film has nothing to do with the famous soccer team.
Ultimately, "Arsenal" didn't become the thriller it intended to be.
A not so rosy picture of two future-less teenagers who spend their time hanging around in an arcade, because it isn't so pleasant to be at home. He's the owner of a successful construction company.
One day Mikey comes home and makes a shocking discovery. From there on their path go into opposite directions. Mikey on the other hand, has chosen the side of Eddie King and ends up as a small-time gangster.
The story on its own isn't really brilliant or innovative.