Lord of War (2005)
France / English
"The first and most important rule of gun-running is: never get shot with your own merchandise. "An arms dealer (Cage) confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an Interpol agent (Hawke).
Great Movie -- Similar to "The Godfather"
This was a great movie. Cage delivered on the "anti-hero" - a 21st
The locations were cool and "spectacular". From a visual standpoint
this movie really does take you around the world. New York, Russia,
Libya, Libera, etc. This movie is shot very, very well.
The pacing of the movie is brisk, the scenes aren't morose. Like
Platoon, this movie doesn't glamorize or demonize situations. A guy who
sells weapons for a living meets some violent people in some violent
places. The visual style is breathtaking . . .
What I like best is, no characters in the movie are "romanticized".
There are no "good guys". One could make the case that there are no
"bad guys" as well I suppose. There are people who do bad things for
reasons you don't understand. There are people who do nothing when they
should do something for reasons you don't understand. Its a pretty
accurate depiction of real life :)
I think I might have rated the movie 8.5, if there were any other
movies at all about this topic that were anywhere in its league. If you
make a great "Legally Blond", that's nice. If you make a great movie
about arms trading with a sold antihero and supporting characters, I
figure you get "extra credit".
I think you're a fool if you miss this movie. Its not about Iraq. Its
not particularly political. This movie could have been made under any
president in the last 100 years and been just as accurate. Its not
particularly anti-gun. Its just about this guy who sells guns.
On the other hand, don't take people to this movie if they can't handle
violence or movies that aren't designed to make them "feel good" when
they walk out. This is a good movie, its interesting, its intelligent,
its important -- but its not Ferris Buellers Day Off or Spinal Tap.
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