Yo Face/Off is not a good movie. The meathead thematic elements are like bad lipstick on a pig.
There’s a key distinction you need to make about Cage:
Paycheck Cage vs Overacting Cage. Paycheck Cage sucks and delivers somnambulant performances in ostensible trash to try to dig his way out of financial ruin.
Overacting Cage is the good bad Cage; it’s when he believes in the bad material that he’s working with and delivers an over-the-top performance that makes watching said garbage entertaining.
See also: John Cusack.